Alum, NDMU Class of 2014Teaching (MAT in 10 Months)
After undergrad, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, but hadn't majored in education. I expected to feel comparably prepared for the classroom following my 10 months in GEI as students who spent four college years studying education, and GEI did not disappoint. The combination of intensive pedagogical study, daily feet-on-the-ground classroom experiences, and 10-month timeline make for a program that surpasses all expectations.
Alum, NDMU Class of 2018Special Education (Post-Master's Certification), Teaching (MAT in 10 Months), Art
Notre Dame provided me with the tools, experience, and knowledge of special education and differentiation necessary to meet the needs of all students. I look forward to being able to serve my community, the one I grew up in, as a teacher. I hope to inspire students to love art.
Alum, NDMU Class of 2018English, Communication Arts
Notre Dame helped me discover my passion for storytelling through the writing courses I have taken…My experience at NDMU has not only helped me sharpen my writing and communication skills but it has given me the confidence boost I needed to believe in my ability to tell stories. I look forward to traveling to new places, meeting interesting people, feeling the adrenaline rush of a buzzing newsroom, and developing my voice as a journalist.
NDMU has opened my eyes to people's different experiences. A lot of my classes were discussion-based, so I learned how to listen and communicate well with others, especially those who have a different life experience than me… I am looking forward to student teaching. I’m excited to start applying everything I have learned at Notre Dame and I cannot wait to create relationships with students and start planning lessons in the classroom.
Notre Dame taught me to communicate confidently and effectively. Beyond this, I learned practical skills…I am looking forward to challenging myself to be the best I can be in my career field. For the past four years, I have balanced many different courses. I am excited to focus on finance as my career and spend my time and energy improving myself in this area, which is my passion.
I got my first research experience at Notre Dame working in the biology department. I can credit the University with connecting me to the lab I’m going to be working in this year. I first started working in [the] lab through NDMU’s Sister Alma program…Now, I’m looking forward to completing some of the research projects I’ve been working on over the past year and hopefully getting my work published.
Alum, NDMU Class of 2018Entry-Level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Notre Dame introduced me to the theory that emphasizes caring behavior as the center of nurse practice. My professors encouraged me to take what I was learning in the classroom and bring it to the clinical setting. I can honestly say that I understand how to care for my future clients, in a much more holistic manner thanks to NDMU.
Notre Dame has prepared me for graduate school in many ways. I have been given the opportunity to be a leader in clubs and sports, and it has prepared me academically. The long labs and tedious reports I have completed has given me the exposure I need to succeed in graduate school with the confidence to tackle any obstacle in my way.
Alum, NDMU Class of 2018TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
“Notre Dame has taught me that teaching English learners is not only about knowing pedagogy and theory, but also about approaching students - no matter their background - with compassion and empathy…I truly believe that the TESOL program has equipped me with invaluable tools and knowledge that will help me serve my future students as best as I can…I am excited to utilize all that I learned at NDMU to help English learners realize and reach their full potential.”
Molly Wolanski ’18, a history major/communication arts minor, is leading a technological retro-revolution, letting the student population know that radio silence is officially over for Notre Dame of Maryland University.
As the student head of the reinstated station, Wolanski believes “that people who are passionate about radio need to get involved and support their local independent stations. At Notre Dame, anyone can create a show about anything and we love to see the creativity people come up with.”