New students enter the halls of Colegio each year, which means current undergraduates are heading out to bigger pastures. Some of these undergrads head straight into graduate studies and others take a well deserved break while reflecting on what they want to do in life.
Nevertheless, it is an accomplishment to have completed a degree, and no matter what they do in life, they are sure to hold their heads high and succeed as only colegiales know how.
Now, on to the purpose of this post. Many of us, in all honesty, tend to be nosy and want to know what some of these undergraduates are going to do after the ceremonies are done, the caps are thrown, and the diplomas given out. Lucky for those who wish to know, I got to the bottom of it and found out, and who knows? Maybe what they go on to study might inspire us to look into that field too.
Ana Portnoy aka Mellow’s Award Recipient
Ana is still deciding on which program she will be pursuing for her master’s (UPRM or UPRRP). However, no matter where she goes, Ana is sure she will continue pursuing her passion for writing.
Demi Fuentes aka Mellow’s Award Recipient
Demi will be moving to West Virginia after being accepted at West Virginia University (link to uni page). She will be completing the MA in Professional Writing and Editing, but will also be a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She will also be working as a research assistant under the tutelage of Dr. Cheryl Ball. And to top it all off, she will be attending the university free of charge after winning a full scholarship!
Michelle received great news this month! She was accepted at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, where she will be starting her MS in Speech-Language Pathology this fall. A new experience/setting awaits her and she couldn’t be more excited.
After graduating, Alejandro will take a well deserved break and probably get a job while he explores what he wants for his future. He is considering applying for the MAEE program at the UPRM, and wants to eventually apply for a research grant via Fulbright.
After receiving many acceptance letters, Dalina narrowed it down and decided to attend the University of Iowa, where she will complete their Film Studies MA Program and work as a T.A. Plus, she was granted a full scholarship.
Adrienne is currently working as an English Teacher at The School of San Juan teaching 5th, 6th and 7th grade. After graduating, Adrienne will continue teaching there, but will instead take charge of grades 7th through 9th. She couldn’t be happier, and absolutely loves it.
Dayanara was accepted into the MA Translation program at Rio Piedras and is excited to experience a new environment.
After graduating, Yeimi will be moving to Tampa, Florida where she got a job as an English teacher who will help kids who are transitioning from Spanish to English.
Christian will be applying next semester for our very own MAEE program here in UPRM. In the meantime, he will be entering Colegio through “Mejoramiento Profesional” to start taking some graduate classes.
Salvador will be taking a break from his studies, but will be applying to different universities in order to further his studies in Speech Pathology. He expects to start his master’s in August 2017.
Keyla González, Yexcica Cappas & Alan Valle
These three will be or already are MAEE students here in the UPRM. Yexcica and Alan have already started the program, since they finished their bachelor’s in December. So, they got a head-start before graduating. Keyla González, however, will be starting as an MAEE student this fall.
If we have missed anyone, please contact us with the details so we can update this article.