- When did you enter DUS?
- Freshman year.
- How many semesters did you spend in DUS?
- Why did you choose DUS?
- A FTCAP counselor recommended that I reconsider a major in psychology (he was a former psychology major). He thought I wasn't sure enough about my choice; I wasn't!
- What resources did you use in your exploratory and decision-making process?
- I used classes I took, my interests, Career Development and Placement Services aptitude tests, and a 100-level Career Placement Services-taught course on selecting a major. I also stumbled upon a non-fiction writing course and that was the final deciding factor.
- Did DUS benefit you? If so, how?
- I was able to explore classes without wasting my time or my tuition money. I took a variety of classes that fulfilled General Education requirements and also helped me figure out what I enjoyed studying on a collegiate level.
Penn State Experience
- What major(s) (and minor(s), if applicable) did you end up choosing?
- English with a minor in German
- What year did you graduate?
- What extracurricular activities made a difference in your college experience?
- Being a peer tutor and co-coodinator at the Penn State Writing Center helped me decide I wanted to be able to help other writers and made me a better writer.
- Looking back, would you have done anything differently during your time at Penn State?
- I wish I could have afforded to stay five years or even a ninth semester to take classes for pure enjoyment. I wish I would have discovered the joy and benefits of internships before my senior year. More hands-on experience never hurts any college student!
- What jobs have you held since graduation?
- Editorial Assistant
- What is your current occupation?
- Assistant Manager of News Bureau, Penn State University
Profile Last Updated: June 23, 2006