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Meet the Discovery Scholars

Michael Wu

Michael Wu
Major: Undeclared/Undecided
Sophomore
mwu4@umbc.edu


Where did you go to high school?
Richard Montgomery High School

When and why did you decide you wanted to attend UMBC?
I decided to attend UMBC due to its reputation in undergraduate teaching. I made my final decision to attend UMBC after visiting the campus and listening to students speak of their experiences here.

How did you hear about the Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community (DS LLC)?
I learned about the Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community through my parents.

Why did you decide to participate in the DS LLC?
Since I was undecided on my major and career, the DS LLC’s emphasis on helping students explore their academic and professional interests seemed like a perfect match.

Did you know anyone else in Discovery Scholars when you started? Have you made friends through the program?
I did not realize until I moved on to the floor that a high school friend was also part of the DS LLC. However, I have also made many more friends through the program.

What was the most interesting thing that happened during your first year at UMBC?
The most interesting highlights of my first year at UMBC were watching a midnight premiere of The Hobbit, and becoming involved with the UMBC Humans vs. Zombies Club (HvZ).

What was your favorite part of being part of Discovery Scholars?
My favorite part of being a Discovery Scholar was making friends with peers who were equally undecided about their futures!

In what ways did the DS LLC experience help you at UMBC?
The DS LLC provided a smaller, close-knit, and supportive community as a foundation for exploring the UMBC community as a whole. In addition, it was helpful to be surrounded by peers that shared a common experience in exploring our options for the future.

Would you recommend DS LLC to other new UMBC students?
I would recommend the DS LLC to new UMBC students because it provides a supportive environment for figuring out academic and professional options.

Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?
I prefer talking in person because the best way to communicate is in a three-dimensional setting. I also enjoy music, reading, and HvZ.