There have been a lot of changes this semester. I have all night classes and online classes, but that is not very exciting. However, I decided to become a resident at Fontbonne. I am very pleased with this decision. I live in Medaille, and I enjoy dining at Fontbonne — there have been significant changes. My favorite dessert is the lemon and blueberry cake with lemon mousse. I enjoy the smoothies in the DSAC. I have made lots of new friends. When I lived at home I didn’t get to see them very often. Now I see them everyday. Last weekend I went roller skating with the Residence Hall Association. Next weekend I will go to a birthday party for a friend. I also enjoy walking on the track in DSAC. I listen to Pandora.
I am also excited that 2 of my 8-week classes are almost over. I am taking quantitative analysis and Public Policy. I am working on my final projects for these classes and hope to do well. After that I will just be continuing my other class and that’s it! My 5 week course starts next month but that should be fairly easy, its GOV101.
As Spring Semester is in full swing, I wanted to share a few things I am excited about in this coming year.
I am so excited to have the opportunity to be spending my summer abroad this summer studying Photography at Regent’s University in London. I am thankful for Fontbonne for giving me this opportunity and giving me the channel to explore my creativity across the pond.
I was fortunate to be able to receive a partial scholarship because of my involvement in the Honors Program here at Fontbonne University. Without this, it is unlikely that I would have been able to do this.
This opportunity will allow me to test myself by moving to another country for 7 weeks by myself, not knowing anyone else going. This is the time in our lives where we can go and be spontaneous and find ourselves. Thinking of all of the people I am going to met, food I am going to eat, and places I am going to see are making me want this semester to go by even faster!
I cannot wait to be able to come back to Fontbonne and share my experiences with my friends, family, and peers and help to make me a better person and leader on campus.
I am so excited for the things I have coming up for me in the rest of 2017 and I hope you have a wonderful year filled with adventure, excitement, and amazing people.
Everyone has heard of the phrase: Good things come to those who wait. But in fact there is a second half to that saying that many may or may not know about – and that is: Better things come to those who go out and get them!
And quite frankly, I can personally relate to this! Not only from an educational perspective but also from an Entrepreneurial & Business stand point (the Fortune 500 Project). Again, I cannot talk about it just yet. But when the time comes, hopefully I can let you all know (assuming there aren’t any Non-Disclosure Clauses in the contract). But that is beside the point. We will cross the bridge when we get there. For now, I am excited to see what future lies ahead! I know that it is cliché to say that but in all sense of the word, it is truly exciting! I have a year and half left at Fontbonne (sad, I know..) and I am currently seeking internships! Hopefully things turn out Great! Until next time guys, Stay Classy!
Living the Mission of Fontbonne University. Whether you know it or not, we all as students are the living and breathing evidence that defies just that. Fontbonne’s Mission statement is:
“Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly.”
A simple yet impactful and powerful statement. I speak on behalf of myself when I say that I value my pursuit in education each day. That being said, I see each day a new day. My goal for each day is to learn something new. It does not matter what that is. Knowledge is endless power. The more knowledgeable you are, the more you can do with it. Not only that but with this knowledge you could shape a better world. Think of Elon Musk and the companies that he founded/co-founded: Telsa, SolarCity, & PayPal just to name a few. Never heard of SolarCity? They are in the process of replacing the current roof shingles with solar panels! In translation: NO MORE ELECTRICITY BILLS! Just look at the photos!
Interested in seeing the keynote for yourself? Here you go!
As always guys, stay classy!