I am a transfer student from Bronx Community College. My major is Social Work and my minor is History. When I first came to Lehman, I thought that everything would run smoothly because I did my research and Lehman was a good school. I learned that if you want something, you better make some noise because I was tired of being told "that is how things are" or "there is nothing else to be done." Attending Lehman College has had a definite impact on my public speaking skills. I have learned how to...Read More » »
I am in an auditorium of Fordham University, sitting in one of the front rows. I sit in my silky white gown, feeling anxious of what I have to do- give a valedictorian speech in front of the audience filled with school faculty members, proud parents, family members, and friends. But though I was nervous, I felt honored to be given the title of the top student in my high school senior class And if that was not enough, I was accepted into three of my desired colleges, Maryland Institute of Art,...Read More » »
I thought I was a loser.
I dropped out of high school in my senior year in 1982 and worked construction for years in Alphabet City renovating apartments for people who lived in a world I only dreamed about.
In 1988 I moved back in with parents in the Bronx at the age of twenty five to try to make something of myself. I made it through undergrad in about three years because of the support and help and excellence of the people who work at Lehman.
The people in financial aid made sure I had the...
In 2006, I was graduating from another college with my associate's degree. With no real plan other than the idea of wanting to study journalism at Lehman College, I honestly couldn't wait to begin my journey. Many people would think I am saying this to boost egos--but I've had some of the best professors, my most favorite being Professor O'Hanlon. I took about three or four courses with him, and learned so much that I try to incorporate into whichever field of journalism I pursue. Each time a...Read More » »
Getting a job at a Help Desk is frequently the entry level job in your IT career. As a Computer Information Systems (CIS) major at Lehman working for the Help Desk is giving me the opportunity to gain valuable experience before I graduate and enter the workforce. It is essential to be knowledgeable in computers, software, hardware, and common products. I have recognized that customer service skills are essential in this position, and are a determining factor in one’s effectiveness and overall...Read More » »
Three years ago, I was a veteran and single mother of three working a thankless job with no upward mobility. Through the veterans coordinator in my office, I received information about the Post 9/11 Montgomery Gl Bill. After reading all of the details, I decided to go back to school...full time. I was fearful about resigning from my position, however completing my undergraduate degree was so much more important. A family friend told me about Lehman College and it was surprisingly close to...Read More » »