Juan has recently graduated from Bloomfield College in New Jersey this past May with a dual degree in Business Management and also Finance.
Life after graduation has been very enjoyable for Juan as he has been given so many different opportunities and been able to help others. Juan completed an internship with Immersion Consulting last summer and is now
working full-time with the company as a government contractor. He has also been given a better opportunity and will soon be transitioning to a financial analyst with a different company. When Juan isn’t hard at work or with family he is coaching basketball or football, trying to help those after him. Juan has been given the opportunity to go back to his alma mater where he played, and will be an assistant coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball Team this winter. Juan has also been coaching the General’s Highway Tigers 8U youth football team and the team is currently (7-1)
heading into the playoffs. He has a very positive outlook on life and is always willing to help others and tackle new opportunities.
Teniola Louder- University of Baltimore
Being the first generation in my family to be attending a university in the united states is something I'll ever be grateful for. It is a rare opportunity, and I do not take it lightly. By going
to college, I am confident that not only will my dreams of becoming a lawyer come to fusion, but also I would be opportune to impact my generation for good. From childhood, I have dreamt of becoming a lawyer. Now I grew up to see what my parents went through in getting integrated into a system that has so much to offer. I see myself as highly fortunate in life, and I know not every child would have the same opportunity as this. However, I would be a voice for many other children coming behind me facing the same problems and struggles that I had to go through. As a young child coming into the united states
I felt intimidated by my peers because I didn’t feel socially accepted and didn’t feel welcome. I felt out of place. But as I started to grow up, I realized that there’s a process in place that gradually embraces you into a new environment. I’ve met some wonderful people who have helped me in life. My ESOL teacher, my counselor, my professor, and my family were the anchor to my stability in this system. In the same vein, I see myself also helping young immigrants who are purpose driven to settle in an environment they are not used to. I am passionate about information, my rights, my benefits and how to access them, and how to get well informed. My career choice is an avenue through which I can help people know their rights and benefits that are close to them as immigrants. I have been fortunate to be within the circle of immigrants, and I see how uninformed a large population of us are. Studying law would help me navigate through the legal system, how it works, and how to help those who are immigrants.
I look forward to being a voice in my generation, I look forward to impacting my generation for good, and most importantly I cannot wait to give back to the environment that has given me the opportunity to fulfill my career purpose.