Student Worker of the Month: Monique Belmudes
The Office of Career Services has chosen Monique Belmudes as Student Worker of the Month.
Belmudes is a sophomore secondary education major who works for the College of Education Field Experience Office. She acts as a liaison for students and the office by answering emails and phone calls and researching state requirements for student teaching, among other tasks.According to Mari Smith, COE field experience manager, Belmudes is an enthusiastic, self-motivated worker who has built a great rapport with faculty, staff and students.
“She is a hard-working, caring individual who is a role model for others,” Smith says. “When other students are around Monique, they want to do their best as well.”
Belmudes is studying to be a biology teacher and has a strong interest in becoming a biological scientist.
“I love nature and how it works,” she says. “I am always asking why and how. I know I won’t get all of the answers to my questions, but I definitely want to try.”
Belmudes describes herself as “a bit of a hippie,” loving nature and traveling. She has visited more than 40 of the 50 states and has her sights set on what’s left.
Born in California, she went to Clayton State University in Georgia on an athletic scholarship for cross country and track. She transferred to GCU this past summer in order to be closer to home, but found that work and other responsibilities didn’t provide for much extra time. She will be returning to Clayton State in January.
After graduation, she hopes to become involved with Teach for America or even the Peace Corps. She wants to pursue her loves of travel and helping people.
“I want to be able to help as many people as I can,” she says. “To be a teacher is to be a lifelong helper.”