OUS/First Generation Intern: Enrique Nuñez ’19

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Enrique Nuñez welcoming the Class of 2022 at a bowling event

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Major: Educational Studies

What is your job title? How long have you had the job?

Currently, I am employed through the Dean of the College as an Intern for First Generation Programs and OUS, a title I have proudly held since the beginning of my junior year.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job has been the friendship I have created with Drea, b, Frank, Romelia, and the students in both scholars’ programs. It truly has been a blessing to be able to get to know this vast community and to also share a part of me with everyone else. These relationships have allowed me to better support students because of that comfort that both the student and I may feel knowing that it’s just a check in with the “fam.”

How do you feel you are most helpful in this position?

The fact that I currently am a student taking classes and participating in extracurricular activities while holding this position allows me to further empathize with the students I am helping because I hold that student perspective of understanding what students mean when they say they are having trouble with time management, getting enough sleep or which courses they should take for their CORE requirements or major.

What advice do you have for the class of Class of 2022?

Advice that I would give the c/o ’22 is to continue to be your awesome and most true selves, I would advise you to always trust your gut in any situation you find yourself in during your time here at Colgate, I’ve done it and it has not let me down. Lastly, I STRONGLY recommend reaching out to the amazing support systems that you have at the OUS-FIRST House because we’re family and want nothing but the best for you.