Alum, NDMU Class of 2018English, Communication Arts
Notre Dame helped me discover my passion for storytelling through the writing courses I have taken…My experience at NDMU has not only helped me sharpen my writing and communication skills but it has given me the confidence boost I needed to believe in my ability to tell stories. I look forward to traveling to new places, meeting interesting people, feeling the adrenaline rush of a buzzing newsroom, and developing my voice as a journalist.
NDMU has opened my eyes to people's different experiences. A lot of my classes were discussion-based, so I learned how to listen and communicate well with others, especially those who have a different life experience than me… I am looking forward to student teaching. I’m excited to start applying everything I have learned at Notre Dame and I cannot wait to create relationships with students and start planning lessons in the classroom.
Notre Dame taught me to communicate confidently and effectively. Beyond this, I learned practical skills…I am looking forward to challenging myself to be the best I can be in my career field. For the past four years, I have balanced many different courses. I am excited to focus on finance as my career and spend my time and energy improving myself in this area, which is my passion.
I got my first research experience at Notre Dame working in the biology department. I can credit the University with connecting me to the lab I’m going to be working in this year. I first started working in [the] lab through NDMU’s Sister Alma program…Now, I’m looking forward to completing some of the research projects I’ve been working on over the past year and hopefully getting my work published.
Alum, NDMU Class of 2018Entry-Level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Notre Dame introduced me to the theory that emphasizes caring behavior as the center of nurse practice. My professors encouraged me to take what I was learning in the classroom and bring it to the clinical setting. I can honestly say that I understand how to care for my future clients, in a much more holistic manner thanks to NDMU.
Notre Dame has prepared me for graduate school in many ways. I have been given the opportunity to be a leader in clubs and sports, and it has prepared me academically. The long labs and tedious reports I have completed has given me the exposure I need to succeed in graduate school with the confidence to tackle any obstacle in my way.
Molly Wolanski ’18, a history major/communication arts minor, is leading a technological retro-revolution, letting the student population know that radio silence is officially over for Notre Dame of Maryland University.
As the student head of the reinstated station, Wolanski believes “that people who are passionate about radio need to get involved and support their local independent stations. At Notre Dame, anyone can create a show about anything and we love to see the creativity people come up with.”
Jean Jun was lucky enough to be accepted into the Disney College Program as an intern, which is no easy feat. During her time, some of the most memorable experiences for Jun were engaging with the guests and helping them create life-long memories. “I’m the Cast Member and I have the power to create magical moments for others. There was nothing better than seeing kids with the biggest smiles and parents with equally big smiles because they were both genuinely happy to be with each other.”
Alum, NDMU Class of 2018English, Communication Arts, Women's Studies
Micah Castelo and Lorelie Elaine Soriano submitted one of the 120 winning projects under the Davis Projects for Peace foundation. They have been awarded $10,000 each for the construction of the first official library of the Caibiran Central School in the city of Caibiran located in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. “From the start,” Castelo says “we knew that we wanted to work on a project in the Philippines because we are both Filipina.” Castelo didn’t have to reach very far to find motivation, “when I was still in the Philippines, my parents enrolled me in a private school because the public schools did not have enough resources to ensure each child succeeds. I see this award as a privilege that I have been granted. I want to use this privilege to help those children in need…They deserve this just as much as anyone else.”