For day 4 I’d like to introduce Emma from UCSD:
My name is Emma. I am a second-year Mathematics major at UCSD with a Creative Writing minor. I have always loved the art of teaching and strive to become a mathematics professor in the future. I love to dedicate myself to giving back to students both within my immediate community and those outside of said community. I want to be able to make the biggest positive impact I can in the educational field and strive to bring about an excellent foundation for all students within their academic careers. I enjoy reading, listening to music and making corny jokes in my free time as well as going to the gym and working in student council for Sixth College as the Vice President External. -
The hardest part of the application process is the feeling of trying to tackle something so complex completely on one's own. Many students don't have anyone to turn to when they're struggling and must take on this daunting task alone. Counselors and parents do provide certain materials and some much-needed support but it isn't enough when applications and requirements constantly shift over time. Students, especially those who struggle, need a guiding hand to give them clarity and alleviate some of the pressure that comes with the application process, something I wish I had when I was going through the process myself. Students need someone that can help them express themselves properly and ask any questions so that they may get all the information they need. I hope to be able to provide that sense of clarity and relief.