Category Archives: Power of 9

From Caring About my Grades to Caring for Other People

Andrew always knew that he wanted to be a nurse. When the time came to pick a college, he looked all around the mid-Atlantic to find nursing programs that were the right fit. Then, he learned about the University of … Continue reading

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From Doctoral Student to Leading Clinical Trials

“The Power of 9 is having 9 universities on 1 campus, where you are always developing and drawing from colleagues that are having a different educational experience than you.” Continue reading

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Skilled for Success: An Evening of Entrepreneurship

Timothy Chi got the idea for WeddingWire after planning his own wedding. As a groom, he experienced firsthand how difficult it was to execute on the wedding plans, and as a technologist, he couldn’t find an online resource that would … Continue reading

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From Hands on Hospitality Classes to a Rising Star in Hotel Management

Cindy Rivas always wanted to work in the hospitality industry, and knew she wanted to work at the management level. To get there, she recognized that she needed to go back to school to pursue a degree, but she needed … Continue reading

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From Video Game Enthusiast, to Educational Game Developer

Reflecting on his time in higher education, Brian identifies himself as a perennial college student. While at Montgomery College (MC), he worked various jobs and took classes on and off, unsure of what he wanted to do. One job he … Continue reading

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From Building His Skills to Building the Region’s Most Innovative Spaces

When most people think of a construction site, they think of the hard hats, bright yellow vests, and tall scaffolding. But, there is another equally important behind-the-scenes part of construction – the project managers who play a critical role in … Continue reading

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From Raising Her Children to Becoming a Child Therapist

“Before USG, I was a single mother raising two beautiful kids. Now, thanks to UMBC at USG, I am also the social worker that I had always wanted to be.” Continue reading

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