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Nia Strothers, '17

Nia StrothersNia Strothers, a senior majoring in communication and minoring in business administration, writes about how she will be spend her time during her last year as an undergraduate the College of Charleston. Nia is a member of the inaugural class of the Martin Scholars, a mentoring program that pairs communication seniors with seasoned communication veterans.
Busy Life

I am a Peer Academic Coach in the Center for Student Learning, and I have an internship at Johnson & Johnson Insurance in Human Resources. At my internship I specialize in recruiting new employees and event planning. On campus, I am also a: member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; student worker in the Dean’s Office for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; and Martin Scholar. In addition to my academic involvements, I am also a licensed Cosmetologist and own an online hair extension boutique.

Time Management

The most difficult part about balancing my time in all that I am involved in as a student is having to choose to split my time doing several things that I truly enjoy. My lifeline each semester is my planner. If I didn’t write down every single thing that I have to do in my planner, I’m sure my day-to-day life would be very hectic. Each morning I make a ‘to-do-list’ of everything I have to do or want to accomplish. This helps me stay on track and avoid daily distractions.

Great Connections

I am excited to be in the inaugural class of Martin Scholars this school year. I am looking forward to learning from my mentor, Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Beth Goodier, who will be guiding me on my desired career path: becoming a college professor.

Strong Relationships

Majoring in communication at the College has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. My professors and other faculty members in the department that I have gotten to know have been so supportive of me in navigating through college the past three years. It feels great to have professors that know my name, and take an interest in actually getting to know me. I am proud to be a student in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and I am thankful for all of the amazing opportunities I have been afforded at the College thus far.