Academics & Activities
After high school, I was accepted to Temple University where I came to complete a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in the Management Information Systems (MIS) program. The MIS program is currently ranked 18th in the nation in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges (U.S. News and World Report). In 2010, MISQ (Management Information Systems Quarterly) and ISR (Information Systems Research) published Fox MIS and No.1 in research output worldwide. I chose this program because of my interest in technology and how it has changed our lifestyle. I always knew technology was a passion of mine which made it easy to choose a major. The program is highly competitive with the credentials given by the country and the world. The program is demanding and requires a strict work and study ethic to excel in the department’s courses.
Our high school consisted of almost 3,000 students with my graduating class reaching almost 500 students. The curriculum of our classes consisted of a diversity of different fields to allow you to explore into a possible major in a university or college. With classes that prepared you for computer science, sports medicine, economics, and accounting, Lenape High School gave students a well prepared background in any field they wished to pursue. Extracurricular activities were also encouraged as it provided networking experience and team building opportunities. After graduating high school, many of the experiences I encountered through academics and extracurricular activities gave me a steady background for college life.
AIS is the student professional organization at our campus where we provide networking and informational opportunities for students. Whether they are social events of informational sessions with different companies, the organization offers many ways to network with alumni and current students and staff. Other than networking, the organization also provides community service around our campus and city. We have participated in Philly Cares Day this past year as well as organizing times to help clean our campus up. Another service that has been started by AIS is the IT services department where select members of the organization work together in teams creating project requests by clients. AIS has been a great opportunity for me to become more familiar with the department and my fellow colleagues.
Phi Sigma Sigma was founded on November 26, 1913 at Hunter College New York, New York by 10 women. On October 16, 1926, Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma was founded on Temple University’s campus making our chapter the longest standing single letter chapter. Community service and sister bonding are two important components of our sorority. Our national philanthropy is the National Kidney Foundation where we raise money every year by can shakes and registered walks to help support the cause. Our local philanthropy is Tree House Books, which is a non-profit organization that provides an after school program for children in the North Philadelphia school district. We spend time volunteering our services and help them with funds for a better, well managed program. MADD dance-a-thon is held every year in support of our sisters who suffered a loss to drunk driving. This event is held every year around the beginning of the spring semester where we have activities and speakers who help raise awareness of drunk driving. This organization has showed me the importance of being involved within the community. It has helped me gain an awareness for the importance of helping others as well as creating a bond with a group of girls.