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November 15, 2017

“I wanna, I wanna, I wanna thank you”

Thank You, Meghan Trainor

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to sit back and think about all of the things I have to be thankful for.

While the list is admittedly pretty long, the University of Richmond is very close to the top.

Although I have plenty of things to thank UR for, I would specifically like to say thank you for helping me intern abroad last summer.

As a Leadership Studies major, I was required to have an internship before I graduated.

However, as someone who loves to travel during the summer, I was determined to combine the two by interning abroad.

I just didn’t know how to do that.

Fortunately, the University of Richmond had my back.

UR has a relationship with ISA, an organization that specializes in connecting American students to abroad internships.

The university does a great job of advertising this relationship so by the time my internship requirement came around I knew exactly where to go,

And UR was with me every step of the way.

One of my UR employers wrote my letter of recommendation, Career Services checked my application documents, and I even received funding from the Richmond Guarantee to help cover some of the cost of my time away.

There’s a lot of things to love about the University of Richmond, and I have a whole list of things I’m thankful for as a Spider, but my wonderful time in New Zealand will always be at the top of my list.

Although I’m excited to see what lies outside of the university come graduation, I have to say I am still a little sad to be graduating.

After all, with all of these things to be thankful for, it’s too bad I’ll have to quit being a student here cold turkey.  

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.

Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.