Student Profile: Maggie May '16

Maggie May

 

Class Year
2016

 

Hometown
Tangerang, Indonesia

 

Major
Psychology

 

Residence Hall and Floor
Andreas, Kallah

 

Activities
Hanging out with people at D-Caf, working with awesome coworkers in the admissions office, enjoying the breathtaking sunrise from my bedroom window, laughing at Dr. Eames’ jokes in class, getting a cup of Mocha in the Blink, and more!

 

Favorite place on campus
Backstage of chapel or the overlook on a clear night—the view of the city lights from afar is just too beautiful to comprehend.

 

Honors received at Covenant
Dean’s List

 

Why did you choose Covenant?
I think during the application process, God was really leading me towards Covenant. He made the way for me to be here even when I didn’t think it was possible. So when I had to make the decision on which college I would attend, I knew which one to choose.

 

How is Covenant unique?
The fact that it’s located on a mountain and has such stunning view makes Covenant unique. Other than that, Covenant is unique because of the students, faculty and staff. It’s amazing how I could see the motto “In all things Christ preeminent” reflected in them.

 

What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
My favorite experience at Covenant so far would probably be Jazz on the Overlook. They have such great music and I got the chance to learn how to do basic swing dance in a couple of minutes. It’s also a good time to get to know people since it’s quite early in the year and the view is just stunning. Classy attire, awesome jazz music, beautiful view, mingling, and dancing—that’s what I would call a perfect combo.

 

What is your favorite class so far?
Cross-Cultural Psychology with Dr. Eames

 

What made that class your favorite?
There’s never a boring day at Dr. Eames’ class. He really cares for his students and his jokes are funny. Aside from that, I have always been passionate about all things cross-cultural and to be able to learn about both psychology and culture in one class was a great opportunity. There were a number of things he pointed out that opened my eyes about the cultural differences that exist in the world. I can tell you, knowing these cultural differences do come in handy.

 

What are some things you enjoy about your major(s)?
Studying God’s highest creation! It’s always so fascinating to learn about how an individual functions mentally and behaves because in the process you get to witness how amazing God is for creating such a complex creature. Psychology also helps open up a variety of opportunities from therapy to missions to working in the corporate world—the possibilities are endless.

 

What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
I’ve met so many great people this past year that have impacted me greatly one way or another that it’s so difficult to choose one person. I have to say though, having Jane Tjahjono, Kristie Jaya and Obed Tandadjaja here at Covenant has been such a tremendous blessing. They have been so encouraging in terms of my personal walk with God, and they continue to remind me when I begin to stumble. They are my little piece of home.

 

What’s your favorite part of the day at Covenant?
Warm and sunny afternoons are the best. I love seeing people playing spikeball, chilling in their hammocks, sitting on the grass, and just enjoying the weather.

 

What are your post-graduation plans?
I’m thinking about going to graduate school and continue studying psychology (and hoping I’ll get my PhD by the age of 26) but I’m pretty much still open to anything. I wouldn’t mind going back to Indonesia or living somewhere else after I graduate, if that’s what God calls me to do. He’s taking me on an adventure, how can I refuse?

 

How is Covenant equipping you for the future?
Covenant is definitely equipping me for the future through its well-rounded liberal arts program, allowing me to take classes not only from my major but also from many different fields of study. Aside from that, Covenant is equipping me for the future by strengthening the foundation I have in Christ—whether it is through the integration of the Christian faith in my classes, through chapel talks, or by learning from fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

"There’s never a boring day at Dr. Eames’ class. He really cares for his students and his jokes are funny. Aside from that, I have always been passionate about all things cross-cultural and to be able to learn about both psychology and culture in one class was a great opportunity. There were a number of things he pointed out that opened my eyes about the cultural differences that exist in the world."