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Spotlight: March 2015

Our March 2015 spotlight features students who will be completing requirements for graduation from Augsburg in 2015.

Gao Shoua Yang

Gao Shoua Yang ’15, Psychology

What are your plans after graduation?

Find a job that’s either related to the study of Psychology or continue working in an administrative job.

What are some memories that you will have of Augsburg?

Being able to attend and develop meaningful relationships with my colleagues in trips with Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) and Campus Ministry.

How has TRIO/SSS impacted your experience at Augsburg?

TRIO/SSS has helped me prepare each year with planning my classes and providing workshops to ensure I am getting all my questions answered and that I would be graduating on time.

What are some things that you wish you would have known earlier in your academic career?

That there are two-credit classes.

What advice would you give your fellow Auggies?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Nazrawit DimoreNazrawit Dimore ’15, International Relations (major), Peace and Global Studies (minor)

What are your plans after graduation?

I am not quite sure what I will do after graduation. I am currently weighing my options, but will most likely apply to Johns Hopkins University for my Masters.

What are some memories that you will have of Augsburg?

I have collected several memories from my travel abroad in Mexico and Central America.

How has TRIO/SSS impacted your experience at Augsburg?

Working with my TRIO/SSS advisor, Kevin Cheatham, has been beneficial to my progress to graduation.

What are some things you wish you would have known earlier in your academic career?

I wish I would have known the importance of building a firm relationship with my professors at Augsburg. To be successful, having a professor as one of your mentors is vital.

What advice would you give your fellow Auggies?

Don’t waste the education you are receiving at Augsburg! There are many people around the world, and even in our community, who are unable to get an education.

Tia Lee VueTia Lee Vue ’15, Management

What are your plans after graduation?

My plan after graduation is to pay off my student loans within two years. I really want to accomplish that in order to gain good credit and begin my life by buying a house, car, etc.

What are some of your memories of Augsburg?

The best memories I have of Augsburg are all the moments I’ve spent connecting with my peers and advisors. I believe that these special moments helped me shape my thoughts and ideas, and what I believe now.

How has TRIO/SSS impacted your experience at Augsburg?

I was part of TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge back in 2011 and that really helped me prepare for my time at Augsburg. It gave me the opportunity to take two college courses before fall semester started. My TRIO/SSS advisor, Melody Geiger, has helped me stay on track by meeting with me bi-weekly and giving me tips on studying more effectively. TRIO/SSS has helped me apply for multiple scholarships, which really helped me financially. I know that when I need someone to hear me out Melody is at the top of the list because the more I am willing to open up the more I can be exposed to. I am very appreciative of TRIO/SSS because it has played a significant role in my college career.

What are some things that you wish you would have known earlier in your academic career?

I would have wanted to know who I was earlier, so that I could have accomplished more. If I was more active in the beginning I would have done a double major and a minor in something. I would have also learned about and taken advantage of more scholarship opportunities.

What advice would you give your fellow Auggies?

My advice is to not be scared of the world and growing up because everyone will have to face it one day. The longer you wait, the further you will fall behind. Always challenge yourself and start early in your career. Don’t rush yourself too much in doing something. It is okay to make mistakes because that is how we all learn. Don’t put yourself down too much and go on with life, valuing every moment and time.