BAIS Alumni Update

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Our latest alumni profile is from the Class of 2011:

Tania ParksTania Parks
(Global Politics and Societies, European Studies)
After I graduated, I found myself pondering the same question over and over again, “Now what?” I had the piece of paper, I had the knowledge, and I had a very vague idea of what I wanted my future to look like. The only problem was that I didn’t really know where to start to get there. After spending some time at jobs that were completely unfulfilling and not at all what I wanted to do, I heard from a friend about an anti-domestic violence agency she worked for called W.O.M.A.N., Inc. It sounded somewhat interesting so I signed up for their training. Participating in that training gave me a clearer sense of what I wanted to do with my life and it soon became apparent to me that I wanted to become much more involved in the mission of the agency. I started out volunteering on the support line and soon became one of the outreach interns. I then became the Executive Director Intern shortly after that and in January of 2013, I was offered a position as the Program Assistant. 

I will soon have to, unfortunately, step back from that position in order to pursue an offer from the TAPIF program to teach English in Lille, France for seven months starting in October of this year. I’ve been wanting to return to France ever since studying abroad in Paris in the spring semester of 2010. Needless to say, I’m super excited about this new opportunity and plan to hopefully complete my Master’s there, as well. I still find myself asking “Now what?”, but at least now it’s less frequently.