The Carolina Union is proud to announce that six student employees will graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill this Sunday, December 15th. The graduates are: Matthew Angerson, Taylor Bowley, Ashley Ernest, Daniel Kim, Victoria Netkovick, and Jacob Thomas.
The Union employs about 150 students each semester, offering opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and marketable skills. Graduating students spoke about how their Union employment helped prepare them for their next steps.
Matthew Angerson worked as Special Projects Coordinator in the office of Student Life & Leadership is graduating with degrees in Political Science and Peace, War and Defense. “I learned how to work with others on a team to complete a mission,” he said. “We were a team of about six people, and we learned how to work with one goal in mind so that’s been really helpful and useful.” Angerson is currently applying to graduate schools and hopes to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs.
Victoria Netkovick, a Journalism major, spoke of personal growth during her time as a Guest Services Coordinator. “In my time here, I’ve come out of my shell more and become more a better communicator,” she said. “I’ve learned a lot about just being myself, just being me. Everyone on the guest services team has helped me with that.”
Taylor Bowley, an Economics and Political Science major who worked in the Box Office, enjoyed working in the heart of campus. "The Union is the student hub on campus," she said. "It was a great way to meet different people from different backgrounds. That's what the Carolina is all about. You meet different students and get a wholistic view here at Carolina."
Congratulations, graduates! We are so proud of you!