Q: What is your name, program and hometown?
A: My name is Aubrey Rettig, I’m from Findlay, Ohio and I study in the MATESOL program.
Q: What hands-on experiences have you had?
A: I volunteered quite a bit. Working as a graduate assistant in the TESOL program has given me multiple opportunities to not only use the skills I’ve learned but really let me get my hands and feet wet in what I’m passionate about and what I want to do with my degree when I’m finished here.
Q: Why did you choose the MATESOL Program?
A: I taught high school Spanish for a year, but it wasn’t as fulfilling for me working with domestic students. I just really have a passion and a heart for working with international people. So that’s why I’m here; that’s why I chose to come and study.
Q: How have the professors changed your world?
A: The professors of the graduate TESOL program have inspired me in many different ways to reach my full potential both in and out of class. They’ve also encouraged me to pursue a Ph.D. at some point.
Q: Do you have advice for students considering the program?
A: Have a desire to work with international people as well as a diverse group of people. Take advantage of all the opportunities and get as much experience as possible.