ASU Commencement Spotlight: Tamera Clark, Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology
Tamera Clark, a Snellville native, will graduate on December 8 with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and technology. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sisters Advocating Stronger Sisterhood (S.A.S.S) and Paraprofessionals Promoting Peerfection (P3). She has served as the 2017-2018 Miss Senior on the royal court, Miss Student Government Association 2016-2017 and Vice President of Collegiate Women of Empowerment.
What motivated you to learn more about your field?
I have always had a passion for technology, but I found my motivation studying abroad. While studying abroad, I conducted research on cross-cultural technology usage. This further exposed me to all the opportunities in my field, and how I could impact others with the profession.
Why did you choose ASU?
Originally, I came to ASU to major in Nursing. I heard great things about the program. However, what kept me here was the sense of home and community. ASU truly molds you to be competitive and reach your potential.
What do you love most about your chosen profession?
What I love most about my chosen profession is the versatility it offers and the opportunities for creativity. MIS professionals make a significant contribution to the competitiveness and well-being of the organizations in which they work.
Who has made the biggest impact on you and who do you consider to be a role model at ASU?
Dr. Kathaleena Monds, one of my professors, and Dr. Michara Delaney-Fields, AVP of Student Affairs, both have helped change both my personal and professional life for the better. Both have encouraged me to become the best version of myself, which is why I see them as role models.
What advice would you give to other ASU students?
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. In the moments when you are most uncomfortable is when you will foster growth the most. Learn to accept being challenged and being exposed to new things. Create goals for yourself and excel beyond them. Never limit yourself to the “normal standard.” God created you to be anything in this world; don’t choose to be average.