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Taryn Moore

Taryn Moore
Education: Youth and Community Studies
Graduation Year:
Spring 2013
"I would advise other UGS students to be patient and try out different classes."

Finding a Major
When I was accepted to UGS, I was glad to be at a place where I could explore my future options. Initially, I thought I wanted to go into mathematics pre-med. I chose youth and community studies based on my passion for working with children. After about a year, I knew I wanted to work in ministry or a non-profit setting and youth and community studies was perfect for that.

One roadbump I had was that I had the mentality that my major defined me. Therefore, it was hard to choose one major because I was unsure of what I wanted to do after college. After talking with graduates and advisors, I realized that I had more options than I had thought and felt less pressure to choose one specific career.

Being a Youth and Community Studies Major
I get to learn and work hands-on with children and the community. It’s very rewarding and encouraging. The most surprising thing about my major is when I meet other people in my major. Because you don’t take the same classes with other specific youth and community studies students, I’m always excited to meet a few here or there in classes.

Most Rewarding Class
CMS 315M, Interpersonal Relationships. Dr. Daly was a great lecturer and the material was relatable to everyone’s daily life.

Favorite Study Spots: Life Science Library, Student Activity Center, The Union

Student Organizations
Young Life, Austin Stone Community Church

Post-Graduation Plans
I’m planning on either interning at Austin Stone Community Church and working with high school students or taking a year off and going on the World Race. The World Race is a Christian mission program where you travel to 11 countries in 11 months and work in schools, orphanges, non-profit organizations, or churches.

UGS Experience and Advice for Undeclared Students
Being in UGS helped me figure out what major I wanted to pursue.

I would advise other UGS students to be patient and try out different classes.