Senior Spotlight on Clarissa Knight

By Hannah England

Q:  What makes you most excited about graduating?

A:  Never having to take classes again and starting my life with my fiancée.

Q: What makes you the most nervous about graduating?

A:  Having to start a big girl job.  I haven’t submitted all my applications yet, but I’m going to soon.  I’m also nervous about no naps in the real world, if I’m being honest!

Q: What did you study and what would be your dream job in that field?

A:  I studied criminal justice and psychology.  My dream job in that field would be to start my own organization where I would go into different juvenile or rehabilitation centers and do sports intervention therapy. However, it would be a Christian organization, so I would be teaching them about Jesus as well as sports.

Q:  What are your current plans after graduation?

A:  The big one is marriage. I also currently have a summer job lined up, giving hitting lessons and coaching at a softball complex.

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would you tell yourself about college?

A: Dropping out is always an option. On a more serious note, learn how to manage time.  Do your best, but understand that always expecting perfection in assignments does more harm than good.

Q:  What did you wish would’ve been different about your college experience?

A:  I would change my freshman year because I didn’t manage time well, and I didn’t realize how different college was from high school.

Q:  What’s been your favorite thing about Grace College?

A:  Definitely softball. Otherwise, I have really appreciated the one-on-one time with the professors and the hands-on learning in the behavioral science department.  Also, I’ve enjoyed being able to connect with my classmates through group projects.