My most memorable experience as a student at Bowie State University was my first day in class. As I entered the classroom, I was uncertain of what to expect. However, as the class went on, my uncertainty turned into confidence. I was grateful to have been accepted into the graduate program but that moment signified the beginning of me becoming an academic.
I am looking forward to acquiring a full-time employment position where I can utilize the knowledge and skills I have obtained at BSU.
I would say the key to my success was time management. It is essential to plan ahead and plan appropriately. The one thing that I would have done differently is join more organizations on campus. These groups would have increased my professional skills and networking opportunities.
The most significant challenge that I faced during my graduate career was preparing for the comp exams. I was overwhelmed with nervousness, anxiety, and fear. Initially I thought I would not successfully pass the test, but I was blessed to pass it the first time. I overcame this challenge with time management, dedication, faith, and assistance from my colleagues. Without all of the previously mentioned, I would not have been able to pass this exam.
During the course of my graduate career, I participated in the Graduate Student Association (GSA). My membership with this organization has taught me the importance of working collectively with others, networking, and utilizing resources.
I have two favorite professors and they are Dr. Pamela O'Brien and Dr. Kehbuma Langmia. I admire both of these professors because of their individual instructional approach in classrooms. Both professors demonstrated to students their concern for achievement and success in graduate studies. Their passion for knowledge and teaching is inspiring and commendable. They have truly made my experience at BSU worthwhile and enjoyable.
I am considering becoming certified in Organizational Development (OD).