Umoja Spring, 2023 Graduate Interview Questions
University of WI – Whitewater
Spring 2023 Graduate
Q: DESCRIBE YOUR COLLEGE CAREER AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
It has been difficult. Although the program is 1 year, I had to plug through despite all of what Covid had brung to us. It was tough but I did what I needed to do.
Q: WHAT DID THIS PAST YEAR TEACH YOU ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW?
The past year has taught me that I can do anything I set my eyes on.
Q: DESCRIBE YOUR MOST REWARDING COLLEGE EXPERIENCE.
Being my age, completing undergrad and jumping into a master’s program is rewarding. I have not fully grasped my accomplishments, but knowing I’m 4 weeks from graduating rewarding.
Q: WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU’VE EVER HAD TO DO?
The hardest thing for me was setting boundaries so that I accomplished this goal of completing school. Balancing those boundaries in my life as a Mother, professional and a student while taking care of myself.
Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?
My daughter who just turned 17 inspires me. She is so full of life and knows exactly what she wants. I feel that if I quit, then I am not setting a good example for her.
Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Running my own practice. This is the reason I am in this. I love working with youth and with families. After graduating I am doing post grad in hopes of becoming a c.e.o. with an organization.
Q: HOW WILL YOU CHANGE THE WORLD?
One person at a time. That is very important.
Q: IF YOU HAD TO START A NONPROFIT, WHAT CAUSE WOULD IT SUPPORT?
It would support Children. Many years back, while dropping my daughter off to school I noticed a lot of the kids did not have coats or hats in the winter. I started collecting items to help the children. That has been in mind as something that I wanted to continue to do. Knowing that a lot of children are homeless, I want to be able to provide some sort of structure or place for them to come to.