Engage in the Process shares the remarkable stories from University of South Carolina students who have won nationally competitive fellowships. You’ll travel with them around the world, experience the important decisions made as a researcher, and the opportunities through both failure and success, ultimately leading each student to where they need to be. How did it all start? National fellowships advisor Kendall Kartaly explores that question in a 3-episode series called Senior Stories. She speaks with graduating seniors who look back at their university and fellowship experience.
Senior Stories: Interview with Noah Swingle
In this episode, Kendall and Noah talk about engaging in research and finding value in failure and reaching out to people, which ultimately led him to being an South Carolina NASA Space Grant recipient and getting a masters in mechanical engineering.
Senior Stories: Interview with Felicia McGill
In this episode, Kendall and Felicia discuss how growing up with a brother who is autistic, expanding the definition of brain research, and loving the Spanish language led her to studying abroad as a Gilman Scholar, becoming a Goldwater Scholar for her STEM research, and receiving the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico.
Senior Stories: Interview with Mike Ponessa
In this episode, Kendall and Mike discuss switching majors and how feeling alone in Hong Kong led him to studying Punjabi through the Critical Language Scholarship where he ultimately found community.