What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Black Business Association - Vice President of Operations Honors Ambassadors - Founding Student Coordinator Honors 100 - Section Leader Black Honors Caucus - Executive at Large Freshmen Fellows - Presenter for Robert H. Smith Smith Ambassadors - VIP Tours Coordinator INROADS - Intern Read Across America Day - Volunteer
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has enabled me to experience opportunities which I never thought were available to me. Honestly, I had not considered this state institution as a viable option because of the high price of out of state tuition. Due to the scholarship, I have now had the chance to excel in another geographic location where I am able to develop, thrive, and flourish here on campus. I have acclimated myself fully through several Smith School of Business organizations, campus organizations, activities, leadership retreats, courses, and community service functions. I have been given an opportunity and the scholarship has enabled me to take full advantage of this irreplaceable experience.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
In short, after a very lengthy process I came to realize that the opportunity I was given to attend UM was one that I could not refuse. My scholarship was one of the greatest factors that caused me to reconsider and give UM a second look. Upon that second look, I realized how wonderful and engaged the majority of the students were on the campus, how committed the staff and faculty were to their positions and affiliate organizations, the wealth of career/social/community opportunities available, and the overall prestige of the institution. From there, I knew it would be the perfect environment for my needs, desires, aspirations, and tastes.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I plan on making a positive difference in the world through my career aspirations. I hope to work into the higher ranks of one or several Fortune500 Companies. Through those positions I hope to provide unparalleled standards of employment, philanthropy, and service to positively affect employees (and their families), the less fortunate, and customers.