Sarah Mancho

Sarah Mancho

Sarah Mancho

Information Systems / Laurel, MD

What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
As for what made me interested in enrolling at the University of Maryland was perhaps the fact that it had my major and the high quality of education that I knew I would receive. Also, I was looking for a campus that promised diversity, a medium-sized population, and was relatively close to home.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I want to advance my skills in the field of technology. I am currently majoring in information systems because I am equally interested in studying the concepts of business and technology, hoping to one day own my company of some sort, possibly a tech consulting firm. I also may minor in either computer science or information science. I chose this path because I believe there are many other ways that you can impact people besides providing their healthcare needs. I also dare to challenge those who believe women do not belong in the field of IT.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I enjoy swimming, cooking, hanging out with friends and family, streaming, reading, and volleyball.

Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
I am a member of the Scholars Public Leadership Program in which I am learning the characteristics of a leader and that anyone is capable if becoming a leader. I hope to gain some key fundamentals about leadership and what it takes to be a leader as I aim to someday become a leader myself.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to take away new experiences and the ability to move out of my comfort zone. Hopefully I will also be keeping in touch with some of the wonderful people that I have met while attending UMD.

What are your future goals after graduation?
My future goals after graduation are to get a job with a major IT company and apply some of the skills and experiences that I learned in college. Then, I will start saving my money and discover either a good or service which I could run with for a business idea.

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