Tour Guide at Clark University
Class of 2019
Hometown: Bethany, CT
Major: Psychology and Management
Wednesday: 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Friday: 2pm - 5pm
It is not easy to define a 'Clarkie'. This is because each Clarkie is unique, which manifests itself in many different ways. For me, being a Clarkie is about being not only passionate, but passionately involved. As a Clark student, learning isn't just something limited to the walls of a classroom. I am constantly striving to learn about whats happening around me so that I can get involved in something that means a lot to me and can make a difference. After all, our motto is 'Challenge Convention, Change our World'.
This semester I have the distinct opportunity to be involved in the Student Support Network. This is a network of students that train to help fellow students who may be dealing with mental health problems. The program is extremely new not only on the Clark campus, but across the country. We are working to successfully implement this support system on campus so that students who are suffering are able to get the help that they need. I am currently training to be an educated and effective friend, listener, and community member.
My favorite thing to do in Worcester is explore! Worcester is like a giant where's Waldo, but with a whole lot of Waldo's. There are many cool, quirky, interesting, and niche places and activities to discover all over the city. My personal favorite treasures to discover are places to eat. Anyone who has lived in or visited Worcester for an extended period of time knows that it holds some of the best food around.
Of all the classes I have taken at Clark, my favorite was Management 100: The Art and Science of Management. This class was influential, not only because of the subject material I was able to read and learn about, but the experiences I was able to have. Throughout the semester, all students work on whats called a community based learning project. This project allows students to go out into the Worcester community and work with a local nonprofit. I chose to work with Horizons for Homeless Children, a great organization that provides homeless children with play spaces and educates parents. Through this class I was able to pursue a passion, learn about the Worcester community, and, ultimately, apply the skills I was learning in the classroom, to the outside world.