What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
For the last 6 years, I have been a scouting leader for Homenetmen of Washington. The last two years or so, I have had the leadership position of Scout Master. My involvement in this organization has taught me various leadership skills that take time to acquire. These skills include but are not limited to; organization, communication, listening, and motivational skills. Volunteering for this organization has also taught me the importance of the planning process. During my time as a leader, my team of leaders and I have planned different events such as camps, field trips, community events, seminars, fund raisers, and weekly meet schedules. Without effective planning, the implementation of these plans would not have been as successful as they were. I am still strongly involved in this organization because it is something I have been a part of for many years. I feel it is a great way to get the children involved in their community, keeping them active, and teaching them valuable life lessons. Fortunately, the last 6 years I have been in leadership positions within the Homenetmen Organization, and I plan to continue my leadership role for years to come. I enjoy teaching and working with kids, and I hope with my leadership, I can keep them interested and involved within this organization. I strive for this organization so hopefully, in years from now, Homenetmen will still have its core values and the scouts that I am in charge of today will continue to pass down the same desire and passion that I have to the future scouts.
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?
My choice to attend the University of Maryland was based primarily on their business school. I have always had an interest in business and entrepreneurship. The Robert H. Smith School of Business is nationally ranked as one of the top business schools in the country. The school has a reputation of high success rates among its alumni. While I was in high school I was a part of the National Academy of Finance. I became a member in my sophomore year. While taking the various classes needed to graduate from the academy, I became strongly interested in the business field of study. This led to my various achievements of becoming President of the Academy of Finance as well as becoming president of the Panther Trust, an in school branch of the Credit Union MCT. My mentor, and the starter of the Academy of Finance in my High School, mentioned the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland while I was searching for schools to attend. After I researched the school, I knew it was the school for me. I felt that University of Maryland best suited my needs to learn and excel in the business world. During my experience at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, I learned that the curriculum is very demanding and is constantly pushing me to improve on my work and skills. This has helped me grow and develop the skills I need for the future. I am very satisfied with my decision to attend the University of Maryland.