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Profiles
Nelson
Guevara
Hometown:
Lawrence
Program of Study:
Liberal Arts
English Literature Concentration
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WHAT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES ARE
YOU INVOLVED IN?
I've been working as a Supplemental Instructor (SI) Leader since my
second semester at Middlesex. I help tutor and support students who
are enrolled in an "English Composition" class through cooperative
learning the idea that students can generate ideas by discussing them
with one another.
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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
I wanted to work with Professor Nick Papas. He is someone I greatly
admire and have been working with in and out of the classroom. Being
an SI Leader has also given me the opportunity to work with other
students and test my future career as an English professor.
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HOW HAS BEING INVOLVED ON CAMPUS HELPED
YOU SUCCEED?
Working with people who are already doing the things I want to do for
my career helped me to get a better sense of learning styles. Through my
work as an SI Leader, I'm able to see the classroom from the professor's
perspective. I'm also able to use the strategies learned in the SI program
for my personal studies.
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HAVE YOU ALWAYS SEEN YOURSELF AS A LEADER?
It's funny because the
answer is no. When
people think of a leader,
they tend to see a
charismatic speaker
with an outstanding
personality, but I don't
see myself as that type of
person -- I'm very quiet.
However, I like to think of
myself as the person who does distinctive things that are beneficial for
our student community.
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WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM BEING
INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
Some people say you should focus all your efforts into academics
and doing well, but to me, getting involved is equally important.
I always have people supporting me through these organizations.
If Middlesex didn't offer them, I would have failed at some point.
Student organizations and programs are essential for students to
succeed academically.
Karonika
Brown
Hometown:
Lowell
Program of Study:
Life Sciences
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WHAT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES ARE
YOU INVOLVED IN?
I'm president of the Outdoor Adventure Club, executive board
member for the Asian Students in Alliance group, and a STEM Club
member. I worked as an Orientation Leader and was the featured
student speaker for the Lowell campus on Opening Day this year. I
participated in the Belize International Education Fellowship in June
2016, served as a Student Change Agent for Service-Learning. I also
served for one year in the Commonwealth Corps a service-related
organization. I worked as a career liaison, helping students with
resumes, cover letters, and career-building skills through one-on-one
appointments and workshops. I currently work as a writing tutor for
the Academic Centers for Enrichment.
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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
MCC has been amazing and such a core part of my growth personally,
academically and professionally I wanted to find a way to give back
to the community. When I saw the advertisement for a position with
the Commonwealth Corps, I jumped on that chance and it has changed
my life. I was able to get out of my shell and meet new people. I have
developed many amazing friendships along the way, while learning
valuable skills. I felt like I was a valuable asset to the college.
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