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Dive in and explore everything that Central has to offer.
“I cannot say enough about the incredible wealth of opportunities that CMU has to offer its students. There are so many clubs and activities of all kinds that there truly is something for everyone and anyone. You just have to get out there and find it. Don’t sit back and wait for an opportunity to find its way to you. Dive in and explore!”
Make the most of advisors and their office hours because they’re here to help.
“I transferred to CMU from Eastern Michigan University, and it was the best decision I ever made. When I first came to visit campus, I hadn’t made up my mind if Central was the right school for me. That all changed when I met Brooke Helm, an academic advisor in the College of Science and Technology’s Student Success Center. She went out of her way to help answer my questions about transfer credits and truly made me feel special. Meeting her cemented my decision to come to Central — that’s how wonderful she is. Between utilizing Advising Workbench, spending time with tutors in the Mathematics Assistance Center and meeting with Brooke, I’m on track to graduate next May, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of so many people. Every student should take advantage of CMU’s academic resources and not be afraid to ask for help.”
Keep childhood dreams alive and pursue them.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a meteorologist. I’d watch my father, a roofer, check the weather forecast each morning to figure out his job schedule for the day, and some days I’d even stand in front of the television and pretend to be a weather broadcaster. My idol is Ginger Zee, who provides the daily weather forecast on “Good Morning America.” I would love to do what she does everyday.”
Think about what can be better in the world, and then go out there and change it.
“I am really interested in tropical weather systems and would love to live somewhere warm one day where there are hurricanes and flash floods. One of the things I’ve learned so far during my studies, and that I find interesting, is that statistics of people surviving a flash flood are not good. That bothers me, and I want to change that. It’s my hope to work in broadcast meteorology one day where I can not only provide the usual forecast, but also use my position as a platform to educate people about how situations such as flash floods can form quickly and to be aware of its dangers. If I can, I’d even like to develop a better warning system to save lives.”
If you have a passion to do something, go for it. Never let someone tell you it’s too hard.
“Cloud Physics was my favorite class so far, and I was the only female in it. The meteorology field is very male dominant, and it’s a tough discipline that involves a lot of math. If there’s one thing that my Central experience has taught me so far, it’s never to let yourself believe someone telling you that your major is too hard or listen to the little voice of doubt in your head. Remind yourself that you have what it takes to pursue your passion. CMU faculty members want to see you succeed and truly go out of their way to help students, so don’t hesitate to ask questions if you don’t understand something. Work hard, and you’ll prove to yourself what you’re capable of.
Gain experience and get ready to make a difference.
I know that with the broadcast experiences I already have under my belt from working at News Central 34 and interning at WLNS in Lansing, I’m going to walk across the stage in McGuirk Arena next year and be more than ready to go out and make a difference in the world of broadcast meteorology. Just like how I saw someone on TV that inspired me, I want to be that female weather broadcaster that inspires other young girls watching to think, ‘Hey, look at her. I want to do that too.’”
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Recipient, Mid-Michigan Broadcasting Communication Scholarship, Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Broadcast Meteorologist, News Central 34
Weather Radio Broadcast Meteorologist, 101.1 FM The Mountain
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