Hello, my name is Susan, a senior at Rutgers University studying Sociology and Communication. As a student, I am deeply involved with the Vietnamese Student Associate (or RUVSA), and had a position as Fundraising Chair last year. Even now, I am still active with the organization and often help out and guide the underclassmen when they need assistance. For more than 2 years, I’ve been working as an office assistant for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Social Work and gained valuable experience under Dr. Antoinette Y. Farmer‘s tutelage. I am also a volunteer in the RU SURE campaign, which advocates against dangerous drinking and is headed by the Livingston Campus Dean, Dr. Lea P. Stewart.
I pride myself in keeping professionalism throughout my working life. I have always peacefully resigned when it was time to move on and kept good contact with my past employers. Issues or unwarranted misunderstandings are often nipped at the bud before it spirals out of control. Idleness is my worst enemy so I always make sure to ask what else I can assist with once my projects and duties are completed. This work ethic comes from my hardworking single mom. It may sound very cliche, but in my heart, I really do feel that there are very little people in the world who work as hard as a mom.
Due to my quite modest endeavors, I have more time on my hands than the average person. With the extra time, I have developed interests in writing, adrenaline-pumping activities, seeking out and trying different foods, the wondrous world of makeup, and of course often worrying about my future.