As we are approaching the final days of the year, we begin to look back at the events of 2014. The thanksgiving break also helps us realize what we are thankful for. I am especially thankful for a lot of Wagnerian things.
First of all, I am thankful for my internship. I have been interning at Take The Lead Women since summer and it has been the best experience so far. Take The Lead Women is a women's leadership organization that seeks to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take that fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. My dream job is is to run an NGO that advocates for women's right in African countries, therefore this internship has been perfect fit for me. I enjoy everything I do at this internship because I know it is for a good cause and will prepare me for my future career. I couldn't have asked for a better internship for 2014 and hopefully I continue to enjoy it.
I am thankful for the Black Student Union which has always been my family since I arrived at Wagner. One of the first people I ever spoke to here at Wagner was from the union. I am also currently the PR of Black Student Union. I am thankful for the black student union because 2014 has been a good year for us, most especially this fall semester. We have re branded ourselves to be a better, more effective club on campus. We've thrown successful events that has allowed us to gain more members and a better reputation. As a club of minorities, we have to work extra hard to get our voice heard and it is safe to say we are doing a great job of that.
I am also thankful for the Center for Intercultural Advancement. This year it has gone from just being an office that deals with international students, to an open space for students to hang out and feel comfortable having open discussions.This year, the center has become an intimate for students, most especially students far away from home to come find help if needed. Personally it has become a space that I feel most comfortable in, and I am thankful for that.
Most Importantly I am thankful for friends who have helped me get through this eventful year as an international student. Grateful for my professors for all the knowledge learned this year and grateful to God for keeping me this far.