My CMU Top Ten

With graduation recently occurring, now is the time when many like myself begin to reflect on their favorite memories from their undergraduate experience. For me, I think back to the laughs, the tears, the money, the learning, the pain, the joy, the education, the overnighters, the mentoring, the stress, and the amounts of coffee that…

What I Learned In Student Teaching Is…

            When I first approached student teaching towards the end of fall of 2017, I was hesitant to step into the classroom knowing that I would be challenged more than I ever had been in my life. Knowing major challenges for myself would include discipline with students, classroom management, and effective parent communications, I thought…

How Norms Relate To Higher Education And Life

As you read this article, consider how you personally go with norms in society, or break away from what society’s norms in a situation are. In the diverse settings available in society, many people conform to a specific norm, or what can be self described as a set of values or personality traits that are…

How I Can Explain My Future Career

“So what is your plan after college?” “What do you plan on doing when you graduate?” “What do you want to be?” “Why would you want to work in the dorms again?” “Why do you need to go to graduate school when you already when to school for 4-5 years?” “Wait… what are you doing?”…

Remembering History: Visiting the Holocaust Memorial Center

As a secondary social studies education major, history has always been a topic of fascination to me. History gives us all a chance to learn from what went right in society, what went wrong, and how we can continue to learn from one another. Today, if there is one thing I learned, it’s how we…

Thank You, ResLife

To my staff, community, residents, and others, If you are reading this, I thank you for taking the time. I wanted to take this time to sum up my three tremendous years so far as a Resident Assistant. In all honesty, I have learned and gained so much in my experiences so far and have…

Standing United: My Dance United Experience

“Alone we can do so little; Together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller When I first got the email asking if I wanted to be a part of Dance United, I felt a mixture of nerves and worry. I looked at the detail again and again, contemplating if I should participate or not….