Holy Names University
B.A. in Psychology
What has been the biggest overall lesson that going to college has taught you?
Always be open for changes to come and don't be afraid of that. You do not know what you want to do when you start college.
What did you learn about yourself?
I was going to major in something related to medical but that was not my interest at all.
Rate your experience
2020 & 2021 were extremely challenging under the confinement and constant menace of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully there were some silver lining and lessons learned.
Tell us about the highlights or accomplishments of this academic year 2020/21, in spite of all!
Highlights - graduating college, it seemed impossible when the pandemic hit that I was going to graduate on time
Thinking of the whole 4 years, what were the greatest challenges you faced? How did you overcome them?
I would say the biggest challenge was transitioning to online learning when covid hit and I overcame that challenge by becoming more organized and setting priority.
What were your proudest accomplishments or highlights from attending college?
Being able to finish college in 4 years even though I had to transer to a new school after my first year.
If you could go back in time 4 years ago, what would you tell your 18 year old self? If you could do-over, what would you do differently?
It's okay to not know anything about college and to take it easy on myself. College is all about learning something new each year!
What advice would you give to an incoming freshman?
Have fun and do not stress, everything in college goes into place when you are open to trying out different things. You. dicover more when you dip your toes into whatever you think is interesting! Do not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, you wont know if you made your shot unless you make the shot.
Now that you have graduated, have you formulated any new short term / long term goals?
I want to get a full time job (short term goal)
I want to get enough expreince where I will have a counseling/therapy job (long term goal)
How did being a Bella Scholar contribute to the success of achieving your goals?