Kate Brueningsen Pitts, '11
M.Ed. program in Globalization and Educational Change, Lehigh University
After graduating from Moravian in 2011, I spent one year studying British Literature in Yorkshire, England. I spent an additional year living and working in England before returning to Pennsylvania in 2013. I then joined AmeriCorps as a VISTA volunteer for one year as a Higher Education Network Coordinator, linking high-need public schools with higher-ed service-learning partnerships. I was then accepted to Lehigh's M.Ed. program in Globalization and Educational Change with an expected graduation of 2016. I currently work in the Study Abroad Office at Lehigh and hope to pursue a career in International Service-Learning Administration upon graduation.
I believe that my leadership positions at Moravian helped me succeed the most, especially acting as French Club president and assisting with the Medieval and Early Modern Conference organization. The practical experience with event planning and public speaking that I gained from these positions were invaluable after graduation. For current students- focus on figuring out what you don't want to do before you try to figure out what you do want to do. You might be surprised how many twists and turns life will present you with. Don't be deterred by what you may perceive as a failure; every event is a learning experience and an opportunity to become a stronger, wiser individual.