JSB has a workout planned for you every day. Either it be mental or physical. This experience gave me the final training to walk across the stage in auburn upon returning, and the big stage of life. What I have learned over these past few months are life changing and will never be forgotten.
Over the past few weeks, I have pushed myself to become a better version of me. Being in a new country, all I have is myself to depend on for everyday choices. Which allowed me to stick up for myself more than I have in the past. JSB has contributed to my inner voice just like I knew it would. Living, traveling, and studying with all different personalities is a challenge. The challenge was well accepted because it prepared me for the workforce. Being here, I gained a whole new perspective on a way of life, patients, and thought. As a young professional I grew to trust myself and what I believed even when everyone else thought different which was very hard to do in the mix of learning and traveling. After finishing my required major curriculum, JSP allowed me to put all of my Auburn experience to work.
Not only did I learn a new culture but I learned about my peers more than I did when present on campus at Auburn. Being in the company of other students all the time allows us to see another side of them, outside of a learning environment. These ladies will always hold a special place in my heart.
The final lap is always the hardest, but packs the best impact. For that, I am ever empowered! JSB, I’m out!
~Mariah Gullatte | Fall 2019 Graduate