Amber Wilrich

Major: Psychology
Expected Graduation Date: May 2018

What are the top three transferable skills you have gained by working on campus?
One of my goals for working on campus was to gain technical skills. I had never been a tech savvy person, and aimed to better understand technical systems that would make me a better competitor in the corporate world. I have learned how to navigate various computer systems, as well as personal branding, and enhancing professional soft skills (communication, organization, and team work).

What other leadership/involvement/community service are you involved in?
I work with an off campus Trio Program known as Upward Bound Math & Science where I help to mentor high school students that are currently preparing for college. I also have done motivational speaking and helped to organize student retreats to uplift, enlighten, and educate young girls on important developmental, and collegiate challenges that they may face to prepare them for the future.

What are your short-term and long-term career goals?
My short-term goal is to graduate from UH with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business Foundations. I want to also have an internship soon that will help with admission to grad school. My long-term goal is to be a marriage and family counselor with the possibility of owning my own practice one day. My dream is to build on the foundation of helping families by developing a scholarship fund for aspiring high school students who live in low income areas. I want to broaden the horizons to those kids who, like myself, would not have had a fair shot at success without the help of someone who believes in them.