Life@W&M - Grace Fend

Week 163 - September 25 - October 1, 2017 - Grace Fend '11 shows us a week in her life as a Transfer Services Coordinator in the University Registrar's office, doctoral student in the School of Education and shares some of her favorite memories from her time as an undergraduate student.

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  1. Hey everyone! I'm Grace Fend and I'm so excited to be hosting this week! I was raised in Williamsburg but now I live in Richmond, Virginia and I'm the Transfer Services Coordinator in the University Registrar's Office. I'm also a doctoral student in the School of Education and I graduated from WM in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in history. As an undergrad I was a member of a sorority (@wmtridelta), and now I work closely with First Year Experience (@wmfye), Academic Advising (@oaapeeradvising), Undergraduate Admissions (@wmtransferadmissions and @wmadmission), and the Dean of Students Office (@wmdeanofstudents). I can't wait to share my #williamandmary experiences with y'all as staff, grad student, and alum! -@gracefend
    Hey everyone! I'm Grace Fend and I'm so excited to be hosting this week! I was raised in Williamsburg but now I live in Richmond, Virginia and I'm the Transfer Services Coordinator in the University Registrar's Office. I'm also a doctoral student in the School of Education and I graduated from WM in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in history. As an undergrad I was a member of a sorority (@wmtridelta), and now I work closely with First Year Experience (@wmfye), Academic Advising (@oaapeeradvising), Undergraduate Admissions (@wmtransferadmissions and @wmadmission), and the Dean of Students Office (@wmdeanofstudents). I can't wait to share my #williamandmary experiences with y'all as staff, grad student, and alum! -@gracefend
  2. One of the best things I did as an undergrad was study abroad. William and Mary has so many options for all students to experience cultures different than their own and summer trips in particular are great for transfer students. I participated in the Florence summer program 8(😮) years ago. We traveled to Florence, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, and Elba, and studied art, architecture and Italian. I learned that gluten free pasta does exist and that I have no control when it comes to gelato. Most importantly I made some amazing friends. Seriously guys, study abroad if you can. You never know what you'll learn and who you'll meet. @internationalwm #studyabroad #roma #firenze #venizia
    One of the best things I did as an undergrad was study abroad. William and Mary has so many options for all students to experience cultures different than their own and summer trips in particular are great for transfer students. I participated in the Florence summer program 8(😮) years ago. We traveled to Florence, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, and Elba, and studied art, architecture and Italian. I learned that gluten free pasta does exist and that I have no control when it comes to gelato. Most importantly I made some amazing friends. Seriously guys, study abroad if you can. You never know what you'll learn and who you'll meet. @internationalwm #studyabroad #roma #firenze #venizia
  3. Let's be real on your average day Blow Hall doesn't look this good, but it's where I spend 40 hours of my week (in the basement). I spend a lot of my time working on evaluating transfer credit, coordinating with other offices across campus and working with community colleges across the state to make the transition for transfer students as smooth as possible. The absolute best part of my job though is building relationships with our transfer students who bring such unique stories and experiences to #williamandmary. Thanks for the 📸and hanging out in my office @accawmacke #tribetransfers
    Let's be real on your average day Blow Hall doesn't look this good, but it's where I spend 40 hours of my week (in the basement). I spend a lot of my time working on evaluating transfer credit, coordinating with other offices across campus and working with community colleges across the state to make the transition for transfer students as smooth as possible. The absolute best part of my job though is building relationships with our transfer students who bring such unique stories and experiences to #williamandmary. Thanks for the 📸and hanging out in my office @accawmacke #tribetransfers
  4. Giving back to #williamandmary is a huge part of being an alum. Whether it be through monetary donations or your time, it's rewarding to ensure that all students have the opportunity to grow and thrive in the same way you did. One of the most rewarding ways I gave back was serving as the alumna advisor for @wmtridelta for four years. While @wm_fsl and this chapter in particular were instrumental in my personal growth as an undergrad, serving as an advisor helped me truly understand the gift of sisterhood and the principles of all Greek organizations. Being involved in campus (in appropriate amounts) is so, so important - no matter the organization. Find the people and the groups that make you come alive while you're here. And once you graduate, don't forget to give back some of the gifts you gained. Also, selfish shoutout to the Class of 2011 for still having the highest participation for senior class gift 😁 #Greeklife #onetribeoneday #squadgoals #classof2011
    Giving back to #williamandmary is a huge part of being an alum. Whether it be through monetary donations or your time, it's rewarding to ensure that all students have the opportunity to grow and thrive in the same way you did. One of the most rewarding ways I gave back was serving as the alumna advisor for @wmtridelta for four years. While @wm_fsl and this chapter in particular were instrumental in my personal growth as an undergrad, serving as an advisor helped me truly understand the gift of sisterhood and the principles of all Greek organizations. Being involved in campus (in appropriate amounts) is so, so important - no matter the organization. Find the people and the groups that make you come alive while you're here. And once you graduate, don't forget to give back some of the gifts you gained. Also, selfish shoutout to the Class of 2011 for still having the highest participation for senior class gift 😁 #Greeklife #onetribeoneday #squadgoals #classof2011
  5. This morning I had the opportunity to participate in a panel for an admissions event with Professor Bieber and two seniors (@gabyruzgas) to talk about why we love #Williamandmary and what makes it such a unique place. Hopefully the prospective students and their parents loved hearing perspectives that span student, faculty, staff, and several decades of study. Choosing a college is such an important and magical experience and I'm forever grateful I chose this tribe to be my home. Now for my next favorite thing about this place....cheese fries at @collegedelly
    This morning I had the opportunity to participate in a panel for an admissions event with Professor Bieber and two seniors (@gabyruzgas) to talk about why we love #Williamandmary and what makes it such a unique place. Hopefully the prospective students and their parents loved hearing perspectives that span student, faculty, staff, and several decades of study. Choosing a college is such an important and magical experience and I'm forever grateful I chose this tribe to be my home. Now for my next favorite thing about this place....cheese fries at @collegedelly
  6. Finding your people is so important. Special shoutout to my husband and my work wife (idk why we have no pictures together) who keep me sane through this circus of work and school. Thanks so much for following me this week! If you ever want to follow my real life (aka pictures of my dogs) you can find me at @gracefend or you can find me in Blow 134 all day everyday for your transfer credit needs 😁#williamandmary #mypeople #workwife @emily.slachetka #marcneedsaninsta
    Finding your people is so important. Special shoutout to my husband and my work wife (idk why we have no pictures together) who keep me sane through this circus of work and school. Thanks so much for following me this week! If you ever want to follow my real life (aka pictures of my dogs) you can find me at @gracefend or you can find me in Blow 134 all day everyday for your transfer credit needs 😁#williamandmary #mypeople #workwife @emily.slachetka #marcneedsaninsta
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