It’s been a wild ride for members of the class of 2011. They entered the University of San Francisco in the fall of 2007 when the economy was booming. They saw a near collapse of the world’s economy, a modest recovery, the election of the country’s first African-American president, political upheaval marked by regime change, and a still shaky job market. In this series USF Magazine polled graduating seniors to ask them what it all means as they head out into the world.
MAJOR: Asian Studies, International Studies
HOMETOWN: Lake Oswego, OR
IMMEDIATE PLANS AFTER GRADUATION:
Find a job ASAP and complete the USF MA in Asia-Pacific Studies.
AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST HOPE?
My greatest hope is that I will be in a financially stable position with a career I enjoy.
AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST DREAM?
My greatest dream is to find a niche for myself in the world.
AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
My greatest fear is that I will waste my potential.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?
I am still undecided about what I want to do with my career, but ideally I want my loans to be paid off by then.