Danielle Myers, public relations major
Feels like home
When I went on my campus tour at UCM I immediately felt right at home. Everyone I met was very welcoming and polite. I liked the idea of small class sizes and other conveniences UCM offers, like close parking and suite-style dorms. I also knew UCM had a strong communications department, which was a major interest to me.
Being involved on campus has been a more positive experience than I could have imagined. I joined a sorority the first semester of my freshman year. I was immediately involved in volunteering, leadership opportunities and meeting new people. The older girls in my chapter helped me create academic goals and were helpful in suggesting classes and professors.
The upper classmen in my major gave me advice on how to prepare my four-year plan, what to expect from classes and how to get ahead in my major overall. My professors are more than willing to donate their time to help me with homework and discuss internship opportunities, and ultimately what I want to achieve after graduation.
As I became an upper classman I became involved with Public Relations Student Society of America, a club directly related to my major. This provided me with huge networking opportunities, assisted me with getting an internship for the summer of 2009 and now I'm a PRSSA officer with plans for running for president.