It was about midway through my first
semester when I realized all that UNF has to offer.
I’m the type of person who likes to get
involved with a lot of different groups and organizations. The more I have
going on, the more I’m able to focus on my responsibilities. And I learned
early on that your level of involvement at UNF is only limited by your desire.
I’ve found a great mix of learning in my classes in the Coggin College of
Business and applying what I’ve learned through my outside-the-class
experiences. I’ve really found a place for myself in the Women in Business
Club, where I’ve become social media coordinator. It’s all about community involvement,
and I’ve learned how to communicate that involvement by making videos, putting
together promotion online for events and updating our photography. I’ve also
become a Coggin College student ambassador and joined the Student Conduct Board.
It’s through this involvement that I’ve learned
how great school morale is on campus. It’s a positive, uplifting environment
with opportunities out there for all interests groups. That’s how I’ve been
able to make some great friends. It’s easy to find common ground with people
who share similar interests and passions.
Another thing is that UNF is so active in the
community — that’s a big part of who I am. A lot of the work that the clubs and
organizations are involved in on campus have positive effects on the world
outside UNF. I’ve tried to do some of the same as Miss Jacksonville USA 2016, a
role that allows me to go to local elementary and middle schools and talk to
the students about setting goals and staying focused to achieve their dreams.
UNF has done a lot for me already in preparing
for the marketing and business world. I want to use my communication skills and
marketing knowledge to find a career that allows me to help the community when
I graduate. For now, UNF has more than enough happening on campus to keep me
busy for the next few years.