Peter W.

Tour Guides and Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2024

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Economics

Secondary Major: Political Science

Minor: French

What makes UMBC home?

Everyone I've met on campus. It's a small enough campus that nearly any time I walk anywhere, I run into someone I know, and I really love that.

During my first semester, I wish I would have known...

that basically any issue you have, academically or otherwise, you can find someone on campus whose job it is to help you. The Career Center is really useful for resume workshopping, for instance, and you can go without an appointment.

My advice to prospective students...

Reach out to people! That goes for people in classes and out of them -- nearly everyone wants to make friends but people who are willing to take the first step are much rarer.

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

Debating America with Professor Jeremy Spahr. It's a first-year seminar that was my first ever in-person class. I learned a lot about contemporary issues, and having discussions about them was really fun.

I'm passionate about...

playing the guitar

I'm involved with...

Taekwondo Club
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