- Zeta Tau Alpha: Vice President II, Black Student Union, Special 事件 Assistant, Best Buddies: Fundraising Chair, Safe Ride
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On campus 阿曼达·米堤亚人 ‘20 is a kind, welcoming, genuine spirit, always ready to lend 一只耳朵. Majoring in psychology with a dual concentration in behavioral neuroscience and clinical/counseling, 阿曼达 often finds herself helping others.
“My friends send people to me telling them, ‘You might not know her, but she can help 你.’” 阿曼达 says, “My friends always come to me for advice, even with things I haven’t experienced and I always help them; ever since then I wanted to be a psychology major.”
During a 同行的导师 workshop at the Career Development Center, Georgina Bliss spoke about developing strengths and “finding 你r thread”. 阿曼达意识到，不仅如此 did she want to major in psychology, she wanted to mentor and positively influence 她身边的人.
阿曼达 developed her mentorship skills with an internship at Radcliffe Creek school, where she interned for two years, and is currently considering a job offer. 阿曼达的 internship began by running a transition committee where she helped 8th graders prepare 对于高中来说.
“Atypical and typical students learn differently in this secluded area than they would at a traditional public school,” she said in regards to the importance of the committee.
Quickly 阿曼达 was given more responsibility, working one-on-one with students and 教授冥想课程. She ended her internship as a library assistant, where she helped atypical students pick out books.
“I guided students in the right direction, making sure they were not reading on a level that was too low or too high for them.阿曼达继续说，“我真的爱过。 太棒了，那是最好的地方. The only reason I’m not there this year is 专注于我的毕业论文.”
On campus 阿曼达 is a 同行的导师, acclimating first year students to WC and Vice President II for her sorority Zeta Tau Alpha, where she welcomes and mentors new members.
"It felt so good to meet the new member class and mentor the girls and guide sisters. I was a middle ground, I knew the current sisters and I made a personal connect to 所有的新成员. That made it really fun to make activities for sisterhood nights and bonding activities and see everyone get along."
阿曼达 says both positions strengthen her leadership skills and teach her to be unbiased and discreet handling confidential information.
“When people come to me with situations I always try not to give them the answers, 但要引导他们走向正确的方向. I rather guide someone than have them be like ‘阿曼达 said I must do this and must do that,’ because that’s wrong. 我想要每个人 学会自己做决定.”
After graduation, 阿曼达 hopes to work in a middle school or high school, where she believes children are influenced the most.
“I feel like middle school and high school are where people get bullied the most, being pressured to make friend groups, and start to make life decisions. 这也是 the time parents are trying their best to save money to pay for college and might not be as involved, and that can affect the child’s behavior so I want to be guidance 对那些学生来说.”
“It was a really good class for my freshman year. 这时你才意识到自己是成年人了 谁想要自由. Dr. Spilich was like, “It’s okay to be sexually active, it’s okay to be who 你 want to be, but at the same time, these are the consequences 可能发生的事. 这让我大开眼界. 那时我才意识到学校 an environment where faculty cares about 你. 我意识到你不只是一个数字， 你是一个名字.”
“They allowed me to work in the classrooms with atypical and typical students. 我所做的 one-to-ones with students who were behind in class, so that they could still get their work done and allow teachers to be on time with their schedules. 课间休息的时候 hang out for 10-20 minutes and catch up on whatever work they were missing or whatever 还发生了别的事.”
“It is the best thing that ever happened to me. 它增强了我的领导能力和艺术性 以及创造性技能. I’m planning our Bid Day celebration for the spring and I just 完成t恤的设计!”
年4九州娱乐官网Senior Capstone Experience: The Effects of Background Music on Memory Recollection
Inspired by a friend with amusia who cannot study around music, 阿曼达 is researching the relationship between music and memory. 阿曼达会做一个实验 with subjects repeating a visual task and variations of music to see what combinations 导致最好的结果. “I’m hoping that we see that music does positively affect memory collection, and that speed and tone may have a big effect on how people remember certain aspects or tasks.”