On this collection, Elon School, the School of Arts and Sciences is shining the highlight on distinguished members of the Class of 2022 from a wide selection of disciplines.
An Elon School Fellow and Odyssey Scholar, Miso Kim ’22 plans to make use of her psychology diploma to pursue a counseling profession.
Kim is the recipient of the Division of Psychology’s 2022 Seena Granowsky Excellent Psychology Pupil Award, and served as a member of Psi Chi Honor Society, a member of the division’s variety, fairness and inclusion analysis activity pressure known as R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Racial Fairness for College students of Psychology: Emending our Curriculum and Instructing). She volunteered as a Korean translator with the Elon Academy and labored as an assistant within the monetary support workplace all 4 years.
What made you wish to turn out to be a psychology main?
Enjoyable truth, Elon was the one faculty I utilized to as a psychology main because the college doesn’t supply a legal justice research main. Nevertheless, I’m glad that destiny labored in the best way that it did as a result of I discovered my ardour to assist others by being an empathetic and lively listener. I additionally discover it intriguing how psychology rules are interwoven by means of each side of life and the way relevant the course content material is in my private life.
Inform us about your undergraduate analysis.
My analysis is in how Korean and Korean-American dad and mom help early childhood numeracy. I chosen this subject as a result of I knew from private expertise and id as a Korean-American, I needed to do analysis inside my cultural inhabitants. I needed to know if my private experiences rising up and studying math had been distinctive to me or one thing that might be generalized to a inhabitants at giant. I introduced my analysis at conferences resembling World Class Day 4, SURF, Mathematical Cognition Studying Society (MCLS), Southeastern Psychological Affiliation (SEPA) and Nationwide Convention on Undergraduate Analysis (NCUR).
Who was your mentor and the way did they form your scholarship?
My analysis mentor, Dr. Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, and I’ve labored collectively for the previous three years on my undergraduate analysis. My challenge wouldn’t have come to fruition with out her steerage. She suggested me numerous occasions on find out how to scientifically write and critically suppose. She additionally has been a listening ear in occasions of disaster and has suggested me on my post-graduate endeavors. My Elon expertise wouldn’t be the identical with out her.
What are your plans after Elon?
After commencement, I shall be pursuing my grasp’s in human growth counseling on the medical psychological well being counseling monitor.
What was essentially the most beneficial a part of your faculty expertise?
The relationships that I’ve constructed right here at Elon. These relationships have outlined my undergraduate profession and have opened doorways for me personally and professionally in ways in which my first-year self couldn’t even dream of. My Odyssey administrators Catherine Parsons, Marcus Elliott and Denise Teeters have all the time been a listening ear and an open door I might depend on once I was stressed about an project or if I had a household emergency.
Dr. Vandermaas-Peeler has helped me develop as a learner and has been an impressive function mannequin and has exemplified what tutorial resilience appears like. Dr. Iselin has opened up inside me the spark to be an lively change locally and all the time listens to my stream of consciousness ideas as we brainstorm about how we are able to bridge the gaps recognized within the psychology division. The Monetary Help counselors and my co-workers on the Monetary Help Workplace wholeheartedly helps and congratulates me on each endeavor I pursue.
With out these relationships, I’d not have been capable of develop into the particular person I’m as we speak or pursue the skilled targets I intend to attain after Elon.
What recommendation would you give different Elon college students?
I used to be requested this query once I was interviewed for The Edge Journal as a first-generation faculty scholar my first 12 months. My recommendation 4 years later stays the identical for future Elon college students and first-year college students: don’t be afraid to ask for assist.
The power to ask for assist and looking for out assets round you not solely demonstrates a willingness to study however can also be a power, not a weak spot. So, ship that e-mail to a professor that you could be consider won’t know you very nicely in school, and inform them that you simply wish to pursue analysis with them. Search steerage from the Pupil Skilled Improvement Middle, writing middle and tutoring companies.
Ask for assist. You can not obtain nice issues and achieve success along with your willpower alone.