Baruch has given me an incredible opportunity, one that the majority of students do not receive. As a Baruch Scholar, not only do I feel a need to excel in my academics, I feel a need to give back to the community that has given me so much. As a member of the Honors Program compels me to be the best that I can. I feel as though I am, not only representing myself but also representing Baruch College. I have always set high standards for myself; now, I am finding myself wanting others to look at me as a way to help set higher standards for themselves.
The community service project we are given as members of the Honors Program has allowed me to research and look up various volunteering opportunities that I otherwise would not have this early in my college career. I have always enjoyed giving my time to help a cause that needs it. There is a part of me that feels guilty for taking this much time off from giving back to the community, though I know I need to in order to get into the swing of college. I am, however, hoping that I can give my time to an organization that needs it during our winter break. Giving back to the community and helping others has always been an obligation of mine and that is a part of me that I never want to lose.