Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Emily Buchanan

Creating Meaningful Change – Emily Buchanan »

Emily Buchanan, ’21, M.A. in psychology, said Meredith gave her knowledge and tools to create meaningful change for individuals at her organization by being able to ask the right questions.

Arielle Smith

A Better Way of Working – Arielle Smith »

According to Arielle Smith, ’21, M.A. in Psychology, without Meredith’s program, she would have never landed her internship or her job as an HR Assessment Analyst.

Joselyn Marroquin Aparicio, ’22

Prioritizing Maternal Mental Health – Joselyn Marroquin Aparicio »

At Meredith, Joselyn Marroquin Aparicio, ’22, discovered a passion for studying the reproductive system and maternity health. She hopes to encourage other Latina women to pursue their dreams and earn a college degree.

Sophie Lee

Choosing a Strengths-Based Career – Sophie Lee »

Psychology major Sophie Lee, ’22, came to Meredith ready to take on new challenges. Identifying her strengths helped her decide on a career path, which includes pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology at Meredith.

Sarah Powell

Championing for Change – Sarah Powell »

As a first-year student at Meredith College, Business and Economics major Sarah Powell, ’22, learned that she had the power to advocate for change.

Logan Alphin

Gaining Strategic Critical Thinking Skills – Logan Alphin »

Business administration major Logan Alphin, ’19, is thriving in her career thanks to hands-on experiences as well as strategic and critical thinking skills she gained through Meredith’s School of Business.

Briana Petrusa

Pursuing a Career in Medicine – Briana Petrusa »

Fulbright recipient Briana Petrusa, ‘21, is combining her interests in chemistry and Spanish to pursue a career in medicine helping underserved populations.

Casey Corpening

Applying Strengths to the Classroom – Casey Corpening »

Class president and environmental sustainability major Casey Corpening, ’22, is a Meredith College and NC Teaching Fellow. After graduation, Casey is applying her strengths to the classroom as a middle school teacher in the Wake County Public School System.

Erykah Harris

Making the Most of Experiential Opportunities – Erykah Harris »

At Meredith, interior design major Erykah Harris, ‘21, learned to take advantage of the experiential opportunities that came her way. After she graduated, her internship turned into a full-time job.

Laura Austin

Lifelong Passion For the Arts – Laura Austin »

Studying theatre in a women’s college environment was an empowering experience for Laura Austin, ’21. The arts have been a lifelong passion, and she was able to audition for productions and declare her major during her first year at Meredith.

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