Why hello again MC! Did you miss me? I’ve missed you!
I’ve been gone for a long time so I thought I’d update you on the status of, well, everything.
I know you’re just dying to hear all about it.
When I last wrote a blog I had just finished my second year
of the Montgomery Scholars program and I had no idea what I was doing
with my life. I figured I would go back to MC for a year, take some classes,
and get my sorry act together. And, thanks to some help from a few awesome
faculty members, I managed to do just that.
I spent the
fall semester taking two classes and narrowing down my list of transfer schools.
As it turns out, big schools (the only schools I was considering) don’t
actually fit my personality nor do they give out a lot of financial aid. Small
liberal arts colleges, however, do. I’ve settled on two reaches, two good fits,
and two safeties.
I wrapped up my
classes with solid grades and good relationships with my professors. My
anthropology professor even offered me a chance to do an independent study with
her. I gladly accepted and start spring semester.
My dream of an
internship at the Smithsonian has come true tenfold. After applying through the
Paul Peck internship program I received two offers: one from the National
Museum of the American Indian and one from the Center for Folklife and Cultural
Heritage. I hope to do both next semester.
And now here I
am three internships and a few college applications later. Somehow more
prepared for the coming semester than I ever thought I could be.
So, my advice for you young grasshopper? Take your time with
school. Take a third year if need be. Do not pick Maryland just because
everyone tells you to. And definitely do
not pass up MC just because it’s a community college.
It’s served me well so far.
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