Junior Major Moments: Modern Languages and Linguistics Major Charisse N. Watts

Photo of Charisse.

Today we feature Modern Languages and Linguistics major Charisse N. Watts from Plainfield, NJ (Union County). Charisse is a transfer student and lived on-campus in 220 Rowan Blvd. before COVID-19 shut down campus. 

Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member of a favorite experience in one of your classes?

Summit in Washington D.C. for the Model African Union course meeting with Political Officer, Ms. Seraphine Manirambona from the African Union Mission.
Charisse (second from right) attends a meeting in Washington D.C. with political officer Ms. Seraphine Manirambona.

One of my fondest memories was attending a summit in Washington D.C. for the weekend for my Model African Union course led by Professor Lauren Anderson.

What is the most amazing or interesting thing you’ve learned in your major this year? 

Make sure you ask the right questions of your advisors when choosing your major so you make sure everything is lined up properly for the next four years.

What pre-professional experiences are helping to support your growth?

Some of the members of The Fearless Freyja Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated at Rowan University.
Members of the Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated.

Thanks to the help of Professor Benjamin Dworkin and Rowan Institute for Public Policy Citizenship (RIPPAC), I was able to land three internship opportunities. I interned for the Office of Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (14th Legislative District, Hamilton), The New Jersey State League of Municipalities and the Camden County Democratic Committee.

Ever since joining Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated I was able to connect with sisters and mentors who continue to help learn more about different backgrounds and cultures, which I believe is essential to know before entering the workforce.

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Story by: 
Melanie Sbaraglio, public relations and advertising graduate