Student — Child Development
Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?
SEMO was a smart choice for me because it allows me to stay close to home near my friends and family.
What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?
Compared to the other colleges I looked at, SEMO had more to offer for my degree as far as experiences. For example the USYC.
What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?
I am majoring in Child Development with a track in Administration, minor in family studies, and getting a certificate in Child Advocacy.
Do you have a scholarship?
If you have a scholarship, how will your scholarship from SEMO help you graduate with less debt and what will that mean for your life after graduation?
I am attending Semo with the Cooper dome scholarship. It is my goal to graduate college debt free, so anything helps. However the Cooper Dome scholarship is nice because as I grow in my education, the scholarship grows with me and increases.
What is your favorite thing about SEMO?
My favorite thing about Semo are the Hylex courses. These courses are important to me because I am a commuter who has about a 30 minute drive so on days that I don’t have to come to Cape for work, it is nice that my classes are offered in hylex and I can just stay home to zoom in my class. This helps me so much in saving money for gas.
Describe SEMO in two sentences.
Amazing faculty. Beautiful campus.
What makes SEMO faculty great?
The faculty at SEMO are always ready to help you out when your struggling or just need some support and guidance. I have went to many of my professors just for advise and they never disappoint. The one thing I love most about my degree and the professors in my department are the classes. I learn best my open conversations and for the most part that is how we have class. They actually make coming to class fun because your not just sitting at a table or desk listening to a professor talk for an hour+ but you are also getting to engage in the lesson, put in your thoughts and ideas.
Are you involved in Greek Life, Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it has impacted you.
I recently joined as a member and executive member in Child and Family Studies Association (CFSA). We are still a small group but we are growing. We provide professional development and peer support for anyone who wants to join the group. We also do volunteer work to help people on campus as well as our community. I’ve really enjoyed being apart of CFSA because I don’t really have the time to join sororities, and CFSA doesn’t require a lot of time but it still gives me the feeling of involvement on campus and allows me to meet new people and learn about new cultures.