Lisa transferred from St. John’s after hearing about Adelphi’s inspirational social work program and is now in her senior year of the bachelor’s degree program.
In Fall 2012, Lisa Rampersaud transferred from St. John’s University after hearing about Adelphi’s inspirational social work program and is now in her senior year of the bachelor’s degree program.
Due to graduate in May 2015, she said she then intends to pursue an M.S.W. As for career plans, she said, “I am interested in school and hospital social work. In the future, I would also like to get my LCSW and focus on private practice.”
It is never easy to adjust to a new environment but Rampersaud has been through it herself and now helps ease the transitions of new transfers.
As one of four 2014–2015 transfer ambassadors, Rampersaud participates in Transfer Transition, an orientation event organized to familiarize transfer students with their new surroundings. She also organizes monthly events, such as game night, an ice cream social and a T-shirt swap in which transfer students traded in their former college T–shirts for Adelphi’s.
During these events, transfer students not only socialize and make friends but also get the opportunity to ask transfer ambassadors about Adelphi’s academics and campus activities in order to make their transition that much smoother.
Rampersaud has this advice for prospective transfers: “Definitely do your research and visit the campus before transferring. That is the key to a successful transfer that will satisfy your expectations.”
Rampersaud, who served as transfer senator and Social Work Action Gateway treasurer in 2013–2014, also has been a commuter assistant as well as a member of Philanthropic Action in Challenging Times, the Tau Sigma Honor Society for transfer students, Phi Alpha Honor Society and Sigma Lambda Leadership Honor Society.
Clearly, she has taken another piece of her own transfer advice quoted on the transfer ambassadors’ Web page—“I love how welcoming the Adelphi community is…Getting involved on campus is the easiest way to make new friends and explore your interests”
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