Student Spotlight: Amelia Raudales

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Name: Amelia Raudales

What grade are you in? I am in my sophomore year

What is your major? My major is International Relations.

How long have you been in the Honors College?  This is my 2nd year in the Honors College

What’s one interesting fact about you? An interesting fact about me is that I have 3 jobs: Writing Assistant for Center of Excellence in Writing at FIU, a facilitator for the youth advisory board at the Children’s Trust, and a part of the Health Information Project (HIP).

What’s your dream job?  My dream job is to be an attorney and go to law school after I get my degree, maybe going into international law or immigration.

What are your hobbies?  I love volunteering, because it’s fun no matter if it’s with FIU or outside

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Honors College? My favorite thing about being a part of the Honors College is the fact that they remind you that your life isn’t your major and expose you to more than just things about your major.

How many points did you acquire during the 2018-2019 academic year? I acquired 57 points during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Did you find achieving that number of points difficult or easy? I would say it was easy achieving those points because if there is a will there’s a way. I wanted to get as much of the Honors College as possible. I prioritized it.

How many events do you estimate that you have been to in order to achieve those points? I think I have been to about 30 events or so to achieve the points.

What is your favorite Honors event that you have attended? My favorite Honors event was the premiere of the movie Bad Times at the El Royale, which I got to see before it came out with a few friends.

What motivates you to be so involved in Honors College events? I have always been motivated since high school about getting involved and it makes a better and more well-rounded student.

Any advice on how to be more involved for people who have a hard time balancing schoolwork and being very involved on campus?  My advice is to put the events in your calendar and prioritize them.