I greatly enjoyed creating a plan for my next three years here at the University of Washington. I have always had a vague idea of what I want to study, which experiences I want to explore, but this assignment has helped me solidify a path to achieving these goals.
When researching courses, I looked for options which would fulfill Honors requirements, a Psychology major, an English major, and an English major with a writing focus. I used the "audit your degree" section on My Plan in order to ensure that the classes I selected would allow me to complete all of these programs. Although I will definitely be busy, I was relieved to learn that barring complications, I will be able to graduate at the end of my fourth year.
Additionally, I included a study abroad opportunity during the Summer Quarter of 2017. After looking through the options typically offered by Honors, I was drawn to the opportunity to study in Rome. The subject matter seems fascinating, and I have been able to converse with other students who went on this trip. All raved about the experience and encouraged me to pursue this path.
I would also like to participate in research on campus. As part of a Psychology major, it is necessary to earn three credits, but I am hoping to join a team for a longer period of time. In the comments section of the plan, I remind myself to speak with advisors about different research going on this Spring or Summer.
Lastly, I am involved in service this quarter (volunteering at the food bank), which will fulfill the first experiential learning requirement. I am greatly enjoying this activity and hope to continue even after this quarter is over. I am also happy with my job as a TA and will look for more opportunities to take on small teaching roles.