What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)?
My preferred name is Arielle Latourette and my major is psychology.
What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel?
I worked in the Wellness Center this year as an Outreach Specialist in the Counseling Department and over this past summer I stayed at school and worked for Conference Services.
What organizations were you part of at McDaniel?
I was a part of Heroes Helping Hopkins, which is a club that prepares home-cooked meals for children and parents staying at the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House.
How much did you enjoy your time at McDaniel?
I enjoyed my time at McDaniel a lot. I transferred here my sophomore year and have loved it ever since. I met so many great people and feel so grateful to have experienced such a beautiful school. The professors are amazing and have prepared me do great things once I graduate. I’m really going to miss it.
Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?
When I transferred here I had to take a transfer student seminar class and the professor of it was Dr. Marana. She was able to provide me with so much insight and put all my fears of not knowing anyone aside by being so kind and understanding. I’m very glad she was able to guide me through my first semester at McDaniel.
What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?
Some of the challenges I’ve encountered involved me learning to break out of my shell and socialize with people more. Also, trying to figure out where I fit in when it came to the different cliques around campus was a challenge. It was hard at first, but through a better understanding of myself and in taking an acting class, I’ve become more social and comfortable with different groups of people.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I actually just found out that I got into Florida Gulf Coast University for their Clinical and Mental Health Counseling graduate program so I will be attending there in the fall.
What is your best memory at McDaniel? What is your worst memory at McDaniel?
My best memory at McDaniel was going to the first home football game of my sophomore year and tailgating with my family. My worst memory at McDaniel was my junior year when I woke up in the middle of the night to a bee flying around my room.
What advice can you give to those not graduating?
My advice would be to make connections because connections equal opportunities and opportunities allow you to build your resume and eventually pursue the career that you’re interested in.
Anything else you want to share with the world?
I hope to see my classmates doing great things in the future!