Now that the semester is coming to an end, many seniors at Southeastern are graduating and starting a new chapter in their lives. While some students are getting prepared for grad school, others are moving and venturing out in search of career opportunities.
Adonica Reed, majoring in Kinesiology, will be attending grad school in the fall perusing a Master’s in Health Studies. “Every moment should be cherished, from the classroom to meeting new people. Make connections and network because you never know who might be your future boss one day. Also, time management is everything. Figure out how you work best and build on that throughout the years”, Reed says. She has been very active at Southeastern during her years here. She is a member of NAACP, Black Student Union, Project Pull, SGA, assistant vice president of student affairs, student worker in the student development office, and a recent member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Reed will also be working as a Graduate Assistant in the upcoming fall semester.
Southeastern’s Department of Languages and Communications also held the Senior Colloquium this past Friday, Dec. 4th. This is an event the department holds every semesters for Comm 498 students to present their senior thesis to a panel and receive feedback and constructive criticism. One senior that presented was Damaris Clark. Clark’s thesis, “It’s a Man’s World, Or Is It?, talked about the difference between men and women in sports media. She discussed how males dominate in the field by becoming analyst and how women are more field representatives.
“Taking Comm 391 prior to 498 gave me some knowledge on how to do proper research and it was very beneficial to me learning how to write a correct thesis paper,” Clark says. She plans on finding a job in the Public Relations or Media Relations field after graduation.
Graduating seniors did not do it all on their own. They have to thank their professors and instructors for helping them get to this point. Professor, Keturah Green, has been an instructor at Southeastern for a little over a year now. She says, “It is good too see how to students grow so much each year. This was my second year as a respondent for the senior colloquium and you could tell how well public speaking class has improved their thesis presentations.”
All the graduating seniors will walk across the stage this Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 a.m. Many faculty and family members will be there to cheer on the graduates and celebrate their honorable achievements.