Skills I Still Carry with Me

Judith Oyedele

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018

Business

The NDMU Business Program set me up for success and has impacted me in so many ways. As a senior preparing to enter the workforce, I attended the First Impressions event organized by the Business Program. This proved helpful—I met some Alums who shared about their journey and transition into the workforce, learned how to make a good first impression, and learned the dos and don'ts of resume writing that I still carry with me. Also, the professors of the Business program continuously challenged me and other students to step outside our comfort zone and believed in us. I am grateful for the preparation I got from Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Business Program. I currently work as a U.S. Bank Oversight & Operations Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Professors with Relevant Experience

Natalie Smith

Alum, NDMU Class of 2016

Business, Economics

The business program at NDMU provided me with the opportunity to learn under professors with relevant experience. The communication, networking, and technical skills I learned in the business classes all have proven to be invaluable to achieving my career goals. I'm currently a Senior Asset Management Analyst at American Electric Power.

Sisterhood and Service

Francesca Circosta

Student, NDMU Class of 2022

Nursing (Entry-Level BSN)

“You don’t join this organization if you don’t like service. That’s one of the first things we always tell new members and people that are interested. It doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing it with a great bunch of people. It’s just fun and good memories, which I’m going to remember forever once I leave Notre Dame." - Francesca Circosta '22, president of the Omega Phi Alpha service sorority for the 2021-22 academic year.

Why I Chose NDMU

Alycia Hancock

Student, NDMU Class of 2023

Biology

“I think Catholic social teaching is a value that is world renowned. Notre Dame is my mom’s alma mater, and once I saw the academic rigor I knew I wanted to apply as well. I got into the honors program, received a presidential scholarship and there’s been a world of opportunities ever since.”

Published as an Undergraduate Student

Lindsey Pytrykow

Student, NDMU Class of 2022

English, Secondary Education Certification

"Getting a paper published in an academic journal was never something that I thought would be attainable, especially at 21 years old. However, the advice and support of NDMU's English Department allowed me to realize my writing potential, which led to this accomplishment! Despite the English Department being small, every professor has an immense number of outside connections that they are ecstatic to share with English majors." Lindsey’s paper, “Colonized Education in I, Rigoberta Menchu, An Indian Woman in Guatemala,” written in ENG223, will be published by Johns Hopkins in the Richard Macksey Journal.

Exemplary Student Leadership

Rochelle Thompson

Student, NDMU Class of 2022

English, Political Science

An outstanding Notre Dame of Maryland University student leader was recognized for her community involvement with the prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education. “It is a great honor to be a part of so many communities and use my voice to promote change on a local and national level while advocating for those whose voices are silenced or ignored,” said Thompson. "My commitment to leadership is demonstrated through my acts of service, love, and compassion."

Summer Leadership Opportunity

Jolisse Gray

Student, NDMU Class of 2023

International Studies, Political Science

Jolisse combined her love of service and politics in an eight-week summer leadership program, Leadership + American Presidency, through The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). She had the opportunity to live in Washington, D.C. while immersing herself in hands-on simulations and case studies that examined some of the greatest leadership challenges in history.

Improved Self-Esteem

Katherine Martinez Argueta

Alum, NDMU Class of 2020

English, Spanish

Before coming to Notre Dame, I knew I had potential, but I was lacking the confidence to go after what I wanted. In every course here, my instructors challenged me to get better and better. By the time I graduated, my self-esteem improved a lot, and I think that is one of the most valuable things I gained from NDMU.

Beyond My Comfort Zone

Allison Trumpler

Alum, NDMU Class of 2021

Education

Notre Dame has truly helped me become a leader. I’ve had so many opportunities to grow beyond my comfort zone. As an Elementary Special Ed major, I’ve been able to work in multiple schools already, even before starting my student teaching. Overall, I’ve been able to become the best version of me.

Importance of Caring Science

Antoinette Goosby

Alum, NDMU Class of 2021

Nursing (Entry-Level BSN)

One of the unique aspects of the nursing program at Notre Dame is that we learn about caring science. It’s a term I was not familiar with before coming here. The faculty emphasize that we as nurses need to take care of ourselves before we treat our patients. We ourselves need to be ok in order to treat someone who’s not ok. I’ve carried that with me throughout my work experiences so far, and I know it will stick with me in the future.