Say hi to Erin Dickett, who appreciates the multi-cultural, one-of-a-kind middle school student perspectives she's going to be exposed to by working with the College's I Global program.
More about Erin:
Q: Where's your hometown?
A: I'm from Western Springs, Illinois. I went to Lyons Township High School.
Q: What is your year and major?
A: Sophomore in Special Education.
Q: Why did you choose the University of Illinois?
A: I chose the University of Illinois partially because numerous family members of mine have gone here and each of them loved it. But also, because this school is great for every single major, filled with tons of opportunities - and I have definitely seen that to be proven true in my two years of being here!
Q: How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A: During high school, all my jobs revolved around working with kids, which I adored. However, the one that I liked most was working and observing in the classroom.
Q: Tell us how you got involved with I Global.
A: I just began working with I Global this fall, and so far it has been such a great experience. I watched my roommate, Kate Hackett, thrive in the work that she was doing, so I asked her how I could get involved, and I am so happy that I did. Although we have not started the actual program yet, after each staff meeting I feel even more excited for the program to begin.
Q: What are you most looking forward to with the program?
A: Seeing all of the different middle schools around the world that want to get involved makes me wish that my middle school offered something like I Global when I was there! I know that we are going to make such a big difference in these kids’ lives. But I also know that they are going to make a huge difference in our lives, as well. I am so excited to hear these middle schoolers share their unfiltered cultural perspectives with each other, because that is something that is rare and hard to find.
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