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Mykiah Ashley

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“I chose UMBC because of its great program. For an IS major, there is not a better school in Maryland. UMBC offers a lot of interesting experiences, such as internships, clubs, a wide array of classes, and many activities that help you develop, whether that be in an academic or a social way.”

Major: Information Systems
Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Campus Activities: Student Events Board (SEB) general member and a Peer Mentor for COMP 100 Computational Thinking and Design

Why did you choose UMBC?
I chose UMBC because of its great program. For an IS major, there is not a better school in Maryland. UMBC offers a lot of interesting experiences, such as internships, clubs, a wide array of classes, and many activities that help you develop, whether that be in an academic or a social way.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
My favorite class at UMBC has been IS 300. The class discusses Management Information Systems. I personally enjoyed that class because it was interesting learning about the management side of IS. Also, I believe that the teacher was great, he designed his class in such a way that it was indicative of how much effort you put into it. He was always ready to help and was really encouraged our questions. That made his class great because there was an obvious feeling that the teacher genuinely cared for the students.

Where did you complete your internship or applied learning experience?
I have not done an internship yet, but I have been a peer mentor for a class. I was able to be a peer mentor for COMP 100, a basic level computing class. This was interesting because it helped me learn, not only about other computing majors, but it helped me learn working in unison to ensure that people receive what they deserve, in this case, a wonderful class.

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
Hopefully after I complete my degree, I plan to work for a small business. I feel like working for a small business will help me learn different systems and work methods which will be useful when trying to advance your position in larger corporations.

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