What is the Binghamton University Community Looking Forward to in 2017?
Posted by Rahilou Diallo; photos by Kelvin Gutierrez on December 13, 2016
Can you believe it's December already? We can't either! 2017 is right around the corner. We asked Binghamton students and staff to share what they are looking forward to in 2017, as well as their New Year's resolutions.
Josué "JQ" Quiñones
"Just impacting more minds. That’s really it. That’s all I ever try to accomplish. I want to do more speaking engagements this year, to be able to share my philosophy with people. Although it may not get everyone that’s in the room with me, if it gets one or two people, that’s one or two more than I had when I walked in."
"My New Year's resolution for 2017 is to continue being myself and helping others as much as possible. My mom is a fundraiser for a living, so it’s always nice to volunteer for her events. So, maybe, do more of that and get involved."
"I want to see more dogs around campus. I have two golden doodles at home, and they are the light of my life."
“In June, I hope to have a job working with a non-profit in a big city like DC or New York, and I want to do event planning or fundraising. I was fundraising chair twice for my sorority and I was philanthropy last semester, and I’m currently on the national eboard; I just won the position. Working in fundraising and philanthropy made me realize that I was passionate and good at both, so I just merged the two. I can go anywhere and help a lot of people."
"My New Year's resolution is to definitely be a lot more positive, and I would do that by writing. I used to write a lot and it was a great destresser, just because I’m busy and I have a lots of things going on. But writing has always been my thing, and I have to get back to it to help me destress and have positive vibes."
"My New Year's resolution is to be the happiest I can be the whole next year, and that can be in any way. I shouldn't be so shy and antisocial; I should talk to more people. I’ll make a new friend a week."
"I applied to medical school for the past few months and I’m currently in the interview process. Hopefully I’ll be in medical school by next fall. I’ve been working really hard and studying really hard. Right now I’m really looking at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx. It’s really close to home and it’s the perfect community to serve."
"I was a Binghamton Advantage Program student, and this is my first year in actual Binghamton. I got into Watson and I’m trying to finish the semester off strong."
"I want to get closer to my goals. I feel like I’ve gotten a concrete idea of where I want to be, and I just want to move closer to that."
"My New Year's resolution is to leave the country at least once on a vacation to Europe, to see more original paintings. Going to Paris would be ideal. I went to school for art. It would be nice to paint again and not be graded on it. Just do it for the sake of creating."
"My New Year's resolution is to empower all the people in my life next year to make them better people by listening to their problems, how they are doing in their lives, and be a support system, so they can move easier in life."
"I would like to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I’m graduating early, however, I’m not really sure where I want to go from here. Next semester, I'm going to study for my GRE’s and figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life, and start grad school in the fall."
"Since I’m graduating in May, I want to leave Binghamton with good memories, good friends. I applied to dental school; hopefully I’ll start in August."
"My New Year's resolution is to keep being active in campus life. It makes it easier to network and it helps with studies."
"My New Year's resolution is to make someone else happy every day."
"My New Year's resolution is to be authentic and true to who I am. Through transparency and just being honest, open and genuine with everybody that I interact with, I hope to inspire transparency in others. If you’re comfortable in your own skin, you’ll make others feel comfortable in theirs."
Rahilou Diallo is a senior majoring in human development and minoring in education at Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs. In her spare time, she works on her personal blog, "The Toilet," and serves as an MC for multicultural events on campus. After college, she hopes to work in media and communications, and expand her blog.
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