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World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Ambassadors

Courtney Roubion

Courtney Roubion

Major: French; Japanese

Classification: Junior

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tips for success within your major and college: "Try to create and maintain clear goals for yourself, whether they are long-term career goals, or weekly goals of completing classwork in a timely manner. I've found that doing so can be so helpful, even when you may not be sure which direction you would like to take your academic or professional career. Never hesitate to reach out to people around you--professors, staff, students-- for any help you need during your time here in CLASS. College can be intimidating, and at times feel overwhelming, but you don't have to go it alone. There are so many people on campus who are happy to help you navigate your college experience and help you be successful, no matter what path you choose."

What I wish I knew as a freshmen: "I wish I knew how to approach studying and doing schoolwork most effectively and without being overwhelmed. Study habits are different for each person, and I didn't have a good grasp on how I study best. I wish I had explored new studying techniques in the beginning of my college career to help me be more successful in school. I subscribed to the study habits I'd been taught in high school by teachers that didn't necessarily work for me, and I continuously struggled, thinking I just wasn't cut out for certain subjects or classes. Over the years, I've asked peers to share their own techniques for studying and staying on top of school work. With the help of suggestions and active reflection of my own habits, I have become much more in tune with how best to complete work, study, and overall be successful in college!"

A campus office or service I recommend: "Willis Library is a fantastic resource for your computer and printing needs, but it is also a great space for doing work if you need a place outside of your home to be productive. There are so many lounging and studying options to choose from. I get so much more work done when I decide to go to the library after class instead of going home. If you're ever having a tough time staying focused on schoolwork, I highly recommend going to Willis and finding a spot that helps you get in the zone!"

Career goals: "I hope to become a certified translator in both French and Japanese."

Hobbies: "In my free time, I love to crochet blankets and play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends!"


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Haley Wewers

Haley Wewers

Major: German; Psychology

Classification: Senior

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Tips for success within your major and college: "Your major should help you achieve your main career goal, but doesn't determine what other additional interests you choose to pursuit in the work force. Get organized, especially in respect to time-management. Don't be afraid to ask for help in classes or just life in general."

What I wish I knew as a freshmen: "I wish I had come to understand sooner that the professors genuinely care about your goals and will do what they can to help you achieve them. I wish I had known about b-ok.cc. It is a website where you can download certain textbooks for free!"

A campus office or service I recommend: "Use office hours to ask any questions you have about the courses you are taking, especially in your major, because, unlike high school, you aren't learning for a test, you are learning for your career which will last many years. For foreign languages, go to the speaking tables/meetings for your language(s) and attend/participate in the language clubs!"

Career goals: "I am currently pursuing a BA in German with a teaching certificate. My career goal is to teach German in public and private high schools and work as a translator for the DoD. Further down the road, I would like to be able to train German DoD translators. Outside of my main career, I would like to give private saxophone and basic music theory lessons, compose some pieces for local ensembles, perform in local ensembles, and possibly due some personal workout training."

Hobbies: "My hobbies are playing saxophone, attempting to teach myself any instruments I can obtain, composing music, working out, and attempting to learn as many languages as I can."

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