ELRM - School Leaders, Holmes Scholar
FAU College of Education, department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
K-12 School Leaders Ph.D.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
AACTE Holmes Scholar Program
ONE THING EVERY FAU STUDENT SHOULD EXPERIENCE:
Attend a research conference or symposium within your field of study. This includes not just the local ones on FAU’s campus but also national and regional conferences as well. It is an important opportunity to connect with other people and build social capital and create a sense of community within your field. Even though COVID-19 has dramatically changed how people attend conferences, the way that the virtual platform works may often be more inclusive and remove some of the barriers that often existed such as the financial cost of travel and board.
ADVICE FOR FELLOW STUDENTS:
Stay true to you while discovering your passions through learning and ultimately choosing a career. Sometimes it feels like you have to give up part of who you are, negotiate and compromise your purpose, or let go of some of your passion for the career you want. And perhaps sometimes you do have to do this for a little bit but it should be temporary. Instead, think about how you can blend your passions and career aspirations to find something that you can put your mind and heart in. In this particular time that we find ourselves in, I think it can feel a bit overwhelming and planning for your future can feel incredibly challenging. But there are two things that seem to be true. We tend to see that the cracks that have always been there in our lives start to widen, so problems that we might have had have become exacerbated. But the second thing is that the light shining through the cracks is brighter than ever. Find ways in which you use this context as an opportunity to strengthen your purpose and future.