Today we feature thoughts from Callie DeMaria, a rising junior from Little Egg Harbor, NJ (Ocean County.) A first-generation college student, Callie started at Rowan as an exploratory studies (undecided) major and found her way to the perfect major for her — psychology, within the College of Science & Mathematics. Callie lives on campus during the year, most recently living at 114 Victoria.
Coming from a small town, I was not exposed to many careers that I could possibly commit to one day. Rowan first accepted me as an Exploratory Studies major, which helped me to explore different classes that may have interested me. My advisor recommended I take Essentials of Psychology and I fell in love with the subject.
The next semester, I decided to take some more Psychology electives to make sure this is what I wanted to pursue, and the classes helped me to confirm that Psychology was the major for me.
As a Psychology major, I have already accomplished things I never thought I could. I was the President of the Psychology Alliance last semester; I was awarded the job of Admission Ambassador. I am the Secretary of the Applied Behavior Analysis club, and I have an internship currently at the Department of Child Protection and Permanency.
I could not have found these amazing opportunities without the help of my advisor and professors. Currently, I am on the track to graduate with my bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Law and Justice, and a concentration in Child Behavioral Services. I am extremely excited to see what my next two years at Rowan will throw at me. Rowan provided me with resources and opportunities that have contributed to where I am today!
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