Being at Bowie State has taught me about myself and the importance of support around you. I began to form lifelong relationships with some of my advisors, professors, and peers. Having individuals around that can share the experiences with you for your advancement was very much appreciated.
The African Student Association was the most memorable experience at Bowie State for me. I was able to embrace my culture through dance, cultural shows, and coronation balls throughout the years. It was very important to me to be able to be at an institution diverse enough to have other students to share my background with.
I had difficulty when I was unsure of what to major in sophomore year. I spoke to my advisor, and she told me to go where my passion was. I knew that I made the right choice because Bowie State was the only institution who had my major. I took winter, fall, summer, and spring classes in order to finish in four years. Through many situations there are often obstacles in the way. Having the power to overcome them all and still succeed means a lot in the end.
I enjoyed my internship class the best. I am a hands-on person and interning at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital actually helped me in my career goals. Professor Bishop was awesome because throughout the session he made himself available whenever I was in need or had any questions.
My co-op course and my internship course were both extremely helpful. There is no better way to get a feel for something than actually doing it. I loved interning at both places and because they were different environments I was able to see where I would best fit.
I plan to go on and get my masters and doctorate degree in psychology. I want to be a child psychologist. I am not sure what school I plan to attend, but it will be in the fall. I will work at Renoxx Caregivers in Lanham as a therapeutic counselor with autistic children.