Tell us about yourself.
I am originally from Lagos, Nigeria, and I migrated to the U.S. in 2001. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY, and serve on active duty in the U.S. Army as a medical/healthcare recruiter. I decided to join the Army to further my education and see the world. A fun fact about myself is that I’m a foodie and love traveling the world.
What was your educational background prior to attending WSP, and which of our courses did you attend?
I attended the humanities and business courses at the University of Notre Dame. Before attending WSP, I had just graduated with my undergraduate degree with a B.S. in management.
Why did you decide to participate in WSP this summer, and was there a shift in your confidence level from the first day of the course to the last day?
I wanted to experience what it was like to be on campus and receive lectures from professors at a prestigious university. I liked the challenge of pushing myself to know if I could handle it. On the first day of the course, I was insecure and didn’t know what to expect or if I belonged there. On the final day of the course, I felt poised and empowered. Knowledge is power, and I felt like I received so much knowledge, resources, and guidance to equip me and build on.
What were some key insights you gained during your courses, and what is your biggest takeaway?
College life is not as scary as I made it out to be. Professors are just people with a passion for teaching and aren’t as frightening as they might seem from a distance. I also learned how to study better (reading, writing, and brainstorming) and the fundamentals of how to write a thesis. However, the most important thing I gained from my experience at Notre Dame is the confidence that I have what it takes to succeed in college. I believe in myself!
In one word, how would you describe your overall experience?