My name is Lucas Gonzalez-Rey, and I’m currently a sophomore studying Information Systems and Operations Management & Business Analytics at the Smith Business School. Last summer, I had the opportunity to work as a social media and videography intern for the Capitol Hoops Summer League. The Capitol Hoops Summer League is an offseason basketball league consisting of high school teams ...READ MORE »
My name is Nene Narh-Mensah, I’m a senior studying journalism and public policy. This past summer I interned at Maryland Matters, a state politics and policy publication. I covered justice and health equity while there. I also contributed to their coverage of the elections this year.
The semester before, I had been searching for an internship that could count for internship ...READ MORE »
What it is, what it do?! This is Aaron Wright, a senior CSS brother and Journalism major at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. For this blog post, I want to discuss my time as an intern at The Baltimore Banner. During the summer, I wrote stories and news articles for this startup news publication. I worked with some of ...READ MORE »
College Success Scholars was the first thing I knew about at Maryland. I came in not knowing what a bachelor’s degree was, what I wanted to study, or even how to get a degree. All I knew was that I wanted to succeed and work as hard as I could to be the first in my family to get a college degree. Through CSS, I not only was able to learn about how to succeed in college, but most importantly, make friends in order for my experience to not be as daunting. Through Dr. Lester’s unconditional mentorship and support, even when I did not have a dollar for textbooks, I double majored, minored, came out with a full-time job and in the evenings am in the Public Policy Master’s Program. I like to measure my success not by what I have been able to acquire through my education, but the number of lives I am now able to serve as an example for, as well as the students I now mentor based on my past experiences. Thank you CSS and Dr. Lester for believing in me.
Minor in International
2016 MPP Candidate
Education Policy and
University of Maryland,
School of Public Policy
Head of Development
Center, Washington, DC
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