I always thought about how I should make my four years at Baruch the fullest. Of all the possibilities, they have one thing in common. If you strip the plans down to the simplest idea, it is to play a role. Now the question is, what role should I play?
The school place emphasis on doing well academically. But while it stresses academia, it does not forget to push us students toward clubs and organizations. This is a good strategy to help develop and produce well-rounded students.
With that said, I think my role right now is to focus on my grades and develop relationships with others in school – and become a well rounded person. Once I adjust to the college routine, I will seek to fill in a role. What I hope to become is a person who help guide others to become what I will be. To help others with the transition and show them that college is a place of self-learning and fun.
I am priviledged to go to a good school and not having to pay for tuiton. Because of that, I should appreciate my position and make the best of it. Just as Baruch is giving me an opportunity to go to school without accumulating debt, I should give back to Baruch and the community. This is what the Baruch Scholar’s program promotes.
The experience I take in freshman year will be there when I give them to others, hopefully something they can relate to and learn from. I want to lead and become a peer mentor like Maria.