With fall semester ending and graduation in the not-too-distant future, many seniors are asking themselves an all-important question: “What’s next?”
Fileona Dkhar ’17 examines what the question looks like for Trang Nguyen, an international student from Vietnam, in a blog post on The Things That Matter, published by the International Students and Scholars Office. Nguyen ’17, a mathematics and economics major who has received numerous academic awards and been involved in on-campus student organizations during her time at Clark, recently accepted a position at NERA Economic Consulting in San Francisco, California. Her offer came just three weeks after completing a summer internship there.
Here’s an excerpt from Dkhar’s question-and-answer session with Nguyen where she offers some advice for navigating the college experience:
“Talk to your professors. Talk to people at the LEEP Center. Tell them about your plans and ambitions. It takes a little bit of practice to send that introduction email and schedule an appointment, but I just LOVE it when I develop better relationship with professors. The more they know you, the more they know the right resources to help you succeed. For a Type A person like myself, conversations with them made me realize that I can always work at one thing at a time and everything will be alright.”
You can read more of Dkhar’s interview with Nguyen here.