Mikita Thompson thought college would bring a lot of hard work, but little reward, at least until graduation day.
She was thrilled that the University of Baltimore proved her wrong.
“I have been surprised by the people who noticed me and complimented me on my efforts,” she said.
Thompson is working toward a B.S. in Business Administration, with a specialization in Real Estate and Economic Development. She wants to help others with financial planning, but isn’t waiting for her degree to get started. She organized a group of aspiring entrepreneurs to provide counseling on budgeting, money management and investing.
“Too many people have a limited understanding of how to budget, manage savings, set up a checking account, or the impact a credit rating has on their lives, especially when it comes to buying a home or raising a family,” Thompson said. “With this knowledge—something not taught in any class—they will be far better prepared for the future.”
The support she has found among her peers and professors has encouraged Thompson to work hard and find new ways to get involved.
“UB has made my goals for my future feel more realistic, along with helping me to realize I can do even more to advance my knowledge and experience outside of the classroom,” she said.