Student Spotlight on Victoria Bridges '14

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:15pm
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Would you please share your background with us?

I have been fortunate to call Mobile my hometown my entire life thus far. My freshman year at SHC I had originally planned to major in biology, however, after having a meeting with Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio, I was able to learn what all psychology had to offer me and I decided to change majors. I was fascinated at all the different areas of study psychology offers and how it can be applied to everyday life.

Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?

My current area of study is masters of business administration which will enable me to successfully manage organizations and enhance my decision making capabilities. 

How did you become interested in this topic?

I became interested in business administration after interning at Premier Medical and learning that there is more to running a successful business than what meets the eye. 

 What is your current occupation (if grad student, are you TAing or working)?

I am currently working for Bridges Seafood Distributors as a secretary. 

Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?

I believe that some important advice for SHC students would be to hang in there. At times you’re often going to feel like you’re overwhelmed with school and the various pressures, but you can do it. Take one day at a time and it will all be worth it in the end. 

What is/was your favorite class?

During my time at SHC, I took several classes that I just absolutely loved, but my favorite class was Social Issues of Social Justice in Psychology. I enjoyed learning about how social justice can be achieved and what I can do at an individual level to further the process. The class inspired me to become more active in my community and made me realize the importance of using my voice. 

Any advice you would like to give SHC students regarding graduate school?

To SHC students who want to go to graduate school my advice would be to set goals and use them as your motivation. It’s important when considering graduate school to know deadlines and the different requirements for admission. Organization is key! 

Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?

Some of my current hobbies include reading, running, and going to the beach. Any chance I have to go out on a boat I take it! 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC community?

I would like to thank the SHC psychology community for giving me such a foundational education. The education I received has benefited me several times post graduation and I know it will continue to benefit me. Everyone in the SHC community does a great job at everything they do and is an inspiration to all. Thank you.