Class of 2020: English major aims to pursue degree in computer science

Class of 2020: English major aims to pursue degree in computer science

Dontavius Wilson

Where are you from? I am from Sparta, Georgia.

What classes did you enjoy most and why? British Literature and English Romanticism classes. British Literature has a lot of wonderful works. I learned about the many different social issues that society has had and that it still deals with now aside from racism. We also studied humanity for their marginalization errors, hierarchy and their dependence on superficiality--things of that nature.

What organizations did you belong to? I belonged to the International English Honor Society for a brief period of time and the Black Student Union (BSU). I gained some experience with meeting people in the BSU. It was nice seeing people of my skin color whom I could relate to. There were other students dealing with trying to build up their careers with their majors just like me.

Who were your favorite professors and why? Dr. Katie Simon, associate professor of English, has been very informative in addressing many issues, like with the books she assigned us and discussed during class. It’s been very informative to be a part of her class, and I appreciate the knowledge I gained. She was very understanding and helpful with which topics I needed to pursue for papers.

Dr. Julian Knox, assistant professor of English, was my British Literature professor. He was very understanding and flexible when it came to meeting with him. If there were any hiccups with turning an assignment in, then I could do it another time. He was very helpful with my papers. He would also help me come up with ideas.

What profession do you see yourself in? I may do some writing jobs for newspaper outlets on the side. I feel like I need to try something new. I want to pursue another undergraduate major in computer science. I like gaming and there are different aspects of computer gaming with writing code and getting the settings right, that I think I’ll do well in computer science.

Dontavius Wilson
Dontavius Wilson