Sha H.

Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2021

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Major: Media and Communications Studies

Favorite Class or Professor and Why

MCS (Media and Communications Studies) 222 with Professor Loviglio. My professor would make us all sit in a circle and go around sharing fun facts and our guilty pleasures. Safe to say, I ended that class with new friends and a great student-faculty relationship!

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

that college is much more fun with friends! It is OKAY to be the first one to initiate conversation.

I chose UMBC because...

it had the major I was looking for, focused on traditional teachings that other universities value but also pushed students to learn and create new innovative teachings/studies/research/projects/etc. UMBC values the student, individually. Professors and Staff see potential in students and give every possible resource to help grow that potential into a reality.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

Three Brothers, which is about 5-10 minutes away from campus. This a Maryland chain Italian restaurant with the BEST pizza.

I'm passionate about...

Public Relations Graphic Design Event Planning Art Academic Excellence Volunteering Community Outreach

I'm involved with...

UNICEF Club Pakistani Student Association Phi Sigma Sigma Media and Communications Council of Majors
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