Student Highlight: Emily Morgan
This week we wanted to highlight a wonderful senior who is graduating this December, Emily Morgan!
Emily is a senior Psychology major who is on track to enter into a childhood development career. I asked her a few questions to learn more about her calling to this career.
1. Why are you passionate about childhood development? How has NCU helped develop that passion?
I am passionate about childhood development because I believe there is no greater privilege than helping to nourish and grow the mind and soul of a child. NCU helped me develop this passion through my internship at the Relief Nursery and by having classes about human development available to me. I have felt supported to pursue my passion by both friends and staff here.
2. What about your major strikes you to be the most interesting and the most enjoyable?
My favorite area of psychology is a tie between human development and trauma. Although they can be challenging topics to engage with, they have both shown me how intricately God designed us, not ignoring a single detail. In general, what I love most about psychology is that it reveals the resiliency of the human spirit and what a strong community can do for a person.
3. How has NCU prepared you for the workforce/ prepared you for the job you have now?
NCU has prepared me for both my future and current work. Through the classes I have taken here I’ve learned a plethora of knowledge that has given me a solid foundation. This has enabled me to both enjoy and grow from my internship which would later turn into a job that I love. In the future I hope to enroll in a graduate program for clinical mental health counseling to become a licensed play therapist, and because of NCU providing me with incredible professors, I feel confident in taking that next step.
4. What have you learned from your job/ what is your greatest takeaway?
The greatest take away from my job is that patience and compassion go a long way. We never know what a person is going through, and because of that I think it is important to supply others with grace. I’ve learned that everyone is at different seasons of life, and that it is up to us to help that person grow and to treat them with respect rather than jumping to judgment.
5. What are you plans after graduation and why?
After I graduate, I will continue to live in Eugene and work at the courthouse for the Relief Nursery. I will continue helping with my churches ministry and still take courses in psychology when I can. In April I will hear back from graduate schools, and from there I will decide my next steps. I’m not sure what my life will look like in the next six months, but I know God has something planned and that’s all the reassurance I need.
Thanks for reading!