5 Years and Off

I have spent 9 semesters at Lehman, and I AM FINALLY GOING GRADUATE!  But I am glad that I ended up at Lehman. My experiences have been great. As a freshman, I knew I wanted to go into political science and save the world, but joining Student Government actually got me working. It helped me realize that networking has the word "work" in it for a reason. Since I was able to get to know so many people and organizations, I was able to create my own major, study abroad on a full scholarship, and become a leader among my peers. I have also won a scholarship every semester since freshman year. It's not easy -  actually college has been exhausting, and I can't wait to just get a solid 9 to 5. Nonetheless, it has taught me that I am capable, can do much more, and how to work smarter, not harder. Cheesy, but I've gotten more from Lehman than any Ivy League student I've ever talked to.

Topic: Community Resources
First Name: Joann
Last Name: Ruiz
State: NY
Agree: Yes

Comments for 5 Years and Off

Name: Maliq Matthew
Time: Friday, September 21, 2012

You are quite right to make no apologies for the choice that you made to pursue your education at Lehman. I am a Lehman alum (class of 2005) and can say -- with recognized authority -- that it is one of the best bargains in higher education anywhere in the country. From there, contrary to what some might believe, one really does have the opportunity to move on to bigger and better things and reach the pinnacle of whatever one's preferred profession is. I speak from experience, having done this myself, and I will be proud to welcome you to the ranks of Lehman alum!


Ervin (Maliq) Matthew, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Department of Sociology

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