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Vivian Le

Vivian Le

Vivian Le

Criminology and Criminal Justice / Hanover, MD

What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I chose the University of Maryland because it is an in-state school that I had visited during my junior year in high school. After seeing the campus in person, I was immediately drawn to the people and the uplifting atmosphere of Maryland. Since I've lived in Maryland for most of my life, I've also heard that UMD has a lot of school spirit and I wanted to be a part of that. The campus is also close to D.C and other locations including my own home. Being a 30-minute drive away felt comfortable to me. I also felt that the university would give me a good opportunity to explore various majors and find my passion.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I am currently a criminology and criminal justice major with a minor in general business. Although I am still unsure of what I want to do in the future, I have two potential career paths, pursuing law or business.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Outside of class, I am a part of various Asian cultural clubs, an Asian interest sorority, Empowering Women Through Law Club, and Operation Smiles.

Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in that program thus far?
In the past, I was a part of the Arts Scholars program. Through the program, I learned both practical and theoretical applications of art in the world through various mediums such as music, painting, and theater. I also gained a variety of experiences from my field trip to the Cirque du Soleil, meeting musicians and poets, learning to create poetry, learning about sustainable clothing, and creating various arts and crafts. Although I am no longer a part of the art scholars program, these experiences have given me lessons of a lifetime!

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to continue to meet new friends and create new experiences and memories through joining clubs and various activities around campus.

What are your future goals for after graduation?
My future goal after graduation is to either go to law school and pursue a degree in law or run my own business.

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