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Senior year in college….Awards…Resume building

Posted on April 19th, 2010 by Laura Herrejón

Wow… I am a senior… when did this happen? I can clearly remember starting to research Universities in the US when I has in high school and now… one more semester and I will be graduating… taking me 3.5 years to finish my college degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. Now… graduate school? thousands of choices and thousands of different places where I can spend the next two years or even longer while pursuing my graduate degree. I am starting to think hat Florida would be a good fit for me because I am more of a warmer weather person but I have become very attached to the people around this area and Missouri has been very welcoming to me.

Last week, I had the opportunity to present my research at two different conferences. One of them Wednesday April 14th, 2010 here at Southeast Missouri State University, winning first place in empirical paper, and Friday, April 16th, 2010 at Missouri State University for the Annual Meeting of Missouri Academy of Science earning third place in the Social/Behavioral Sciences Section. How excited was I when I received both awards?!  These were defiinitely two amazing experiences on the top of my list while in college. It will definitely help me to build my resume.

I just want to advice you that as International Students we don’t think that opportunities are available for us, but with more reason, represent your family, your country and give back to this country which has been very welcoming to us. Opportunities are out there and it is up to us to try to catch them.

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger

4 Responses to “Senior year in college….Awards…Resume building”

  1. Frederick sambo Says:

    I’m an undergraduate student of a university in nigeria and i will like to transfer to a university in the US but my problem is i don’t have fund to finance my education,i will like it if you can help me find scholarships or any financial assistance that will help me finance my education. thank you.

  2. Richard Says:

    Congratulations on presenting your research at the conferences, I’m glad you have enjoyed your U.S. study.

  3. Rapunzel Says:

    Hi Theodore, congrats on winning first place in empirical paper, that is a great accomplishment! I noticed that you are a psychology major, and just wanted to let you know there is a newly started blog just for international students studying psychology in the US at http://tips-us.blogspot.com where you can post questions about the application process etc, and also share your experiences as a psychology major. I think many international psychology students would find your advice helpful, so I encourage you to post something.

    Best of luck!

  4. Laura Herrejón Says:

    Thank you Richard and Rapunzel for your comments! I have definitely enjoyed my time here and I will stay for another 5 years while studying my masters and doctoral degree!! How exciting! Please come back to the blog anytime :)

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