BriAnna Smith

BriAnna Smith Student

Flint, Michigan
High School
Flint Southwestern Academy
College of Business Administration
May 2016

“Almost every person that works at CMU seems to actually want to help the students. If they don’t have the answer to your question, they will help you find someone who does. They don’t spoon-feed or babysit you — they simply guide you in the right direction.”
“Every time I go to an interview I always say ‘I want to grow as a person, more than anything.’ Everything I’ve done at CMU has made me a better person. When I look back on how I was as a freshman, I’m a completely different person now.”
“When I came to CMU, I wanted to be an anesthesiologist for the money and because it seemed like what everyone else would want me to do. I forced myself to do it because I had scholarship money. Once I reached my breaking point, I realized that I needed to do what makes me happy instead of always trying to please others.”
“The hardest thing I had to do was discover what I wanted to do for me. I slowed down and said ‘OK, BriAnna, you’re a hands-on learner and you like to help people. Work with college athletes — it’s your passion.’ It was hard and took some time, but it was worth it.”
“I want to get a doctorate in physical therapy, become a therapist and work with athletes. Most of all, though, I want to be me — a person who likes to smile and treat others as I want to be treated.”
  • Pathways
  • Gear Up
  • Camp Central
  • Phi Sigma Pi coed honors fraternity
  • Have Your Point Expressed
  • Biology Undergraduate Mentoring Program
  • Alternative Breaks Spring 2015
  • Student Activity Center facilities operation staff member, service center representative and building supervisor