What is your role in the Baruch and broader community as a Baruch Scholar in the Honors Program and what do you think it should be? How is this related to the culture of service the Honors Program promotes?
When I first found out that I got accepted into Baruch’s Honors Program, I was thrilled. I heard a lot about this thriving community and all the opportunities that it offers to its Scholars. Hence, as I start this journey into the next four years of my life in college, I feel that I am obligated to thrive both academically and personally. I believe that there will be a lot of opportunities given to me to enhance my knowledge. All these honor courses provided by the school would allow me to learn different material in a smaller environment. A smaller class would allow me to interact with students and professors on a deeper level. With a deeper understanding of everyone around me, I can create different types of relationships, which will allow me to expand my social network. I believe these strong relationships will be very advantageous in terms of my future. By building strong connections with others, I am creating opportunities and doors for myself. I believe that this is what Baruch wants to offer to the members of its community.
Also, aside from expanding my social network and thriving academically, I believe that I am also obligate to give something back to the community. Aside from creating a successful career for myself in Baruch, I believe I should do something for the promising community around me. As a Scholar, I should be able to apply all the skills I learned from my honors and core classes to leading community programs. These programs should involve improving the environment around us for the future generations. These programs should include activities, aimed toward the betterment of our future generations. As we all know, there are a lot of issues taking place in society. These issues range from an international scale to a local scale. Although, I am only a single person, I believe I will be able to make a difference if I use the social network that I am establishing in Baruch to my advantage. In these four years, I hope to meet many people, make many friends and make a difference.