BUCKHANNON – For this week in our senior spotlight we have Winnie Berry.
Berry, who is originally from Greenbelt, Maryland, is a double major in criminal justice and sociology.
What they don’t tell you when you decide to go to college is all the fun extracurricular activities you can get involved in. With a double major on her shoulders, she manages her time to be a part of campus life as a Resident Assistant, Kappa Mu which is Wesleyan’s Social Science organization, a student ambassador, a humanities tutor, and Leadership Exploration Through Applied Practice (LEAP).
With trying to keep grades up and having time for extra activities most people wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, but Berry has managed to strive through and make the most out of her college experience. “I really enjoyed being a resident assistant and volunteering at the Child Development Center. I also found pleasure in participating in community events and projects.”
For some college students trying to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life isn’t as easy as it sounds.
For Berry she knew right away. “Before I started my college career, I knew that I would major in criminal justice because I wanted to be a policewoman but then I became interested in working for the FBI and U.S Marshalls. My long-term goals are to become a juvenile/adult prosecutor and juvenile court judge.”
To conclude the senior spotlight I ask the senior what advice you would give other underclassmen that they would’ve wished someone told them and this is what Berry had to say. “Update your resume regularly, find an internship, attend as many job fairs and apply for jobs as much as possible. The world isn’t a kind place, so don’t lose sight of yourself and your goals and dreams. And it’s okay if you don’t have your post college life together just enjoy each day one at a time.”
Congratulations Winnie Berry we are so proud of you!