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SPAA Graduate Profile: Cyan Cyrus (BA'23)

Cyan Cyrus (BA'23)

Name: Cyan Cyrus
Age: 21 
Hometown: East Orange, NJ
SPAA BA Grad Month/Year: May 2023
Current Position: NJ Certified Public Manager Program Administrative Coordinator, Rutgers SPAA 

Why did you enroll at SPAA?
I enrolled at SPAA because it offered the public and nonprofit administration major which provides various career options. 

What do you hope to accomplish with your degree?
I hope to one day have an organization dedicated to creating a socially conscious community of people. 

Favorite SPAA memory and/or most meaningful experience at SPAA?
The Service-learning Internship course because it allowed me to be immersed in the field of public and nonprofit administration. I was able to get real-world experience as well as secure a job after my internship. 

Biggest challenge(s)?
Time management because I am a very involved student, and I often feel overwhelmed with all the things I help with here on campus. 

Next steps?
I will be pursuing my MPA degree through SPAA. 

Advice to incoming students?
Network and make connections with students and professors. Also, take risks but remain true to yourself.