Chiemeka Njoku's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: WRIT 005- Human Rights Global to Local
Small class with just freshman. We talked about important topics. I made some of my closest friends in that course and the Professor, Peggy Baum, and I still keep in touch!
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: ENVS 007- Ecopsychology (Writing seminar)
I made a promotional/ informational video for the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS) Bird Rehabilitation Center. It was the college assignment I've had ( and I'm a senior) but also very rewarding!
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: GOVT 005- International Politics
This was where I found my passion of International Relation. At the end of it, I switch my intended major from Neuroscience to Government!
SummerHome in Dallas, TX
I went back to Dallas and worked as a waitress at a Mexican restaurant. It was super fun because my best friend was my coworker, I got to eat all the tacos I wanted, and I was able to use the Spanish I learned throughout freshman year!
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: COLT 001- Read the World
I learned how to read in this course, like truly read, and I took away skills I was able to use in all my other courses. I loved the course so much that I've served as a TA for it course twice after.
We read some really great books like The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings by Katherine Newman (I highly encourage them).
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: GOV 40 - Politics of India
Indian politics is now one of my favorite subjects; it’s just awesome! It also served as a prerequisite for my study abroad in India.
Besides taking courses, I played a lot of soccer and volunteered at a Vermont prison, as part of the Prison Project, a volunteer group on campus.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: GOVT 50.06- Nuclear Weapons: Physical and Strategic Effect
The topic of Nukes is one that I'm well-informed in and I can really could go on and on about them. The class included a little bit of math, which was fun for me.
Women and Gender Studies Program in Hyderabad, India. We lived on campus at Hyderabad, University and I got to make a lot of local as well as international friends. I also played soccer on a girls IM team there!
SpringWashington D.C Domestic Study Program
I learned a lot about D.C and how U.S politics works. We also took a political survey course where we administered surveys to 2,000 participants and analyzed the results and their implications.
Thanks to a grant from Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID), I worked in the Gender and Research Institute at the University of Pristina. I lived on my own, made some amazing Kosovar friends, and travel around!
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: GOVT 60.04- Ethics of Public Policy
Was able to discuss a lot of controversial topic and debate them from philosophical, political, and moral standpoints. Also got to know a very cool and funny professor- Professor Lucas Swaine.
WinterHanover, NH - off term
I’m doing what is referred to as a Hanover FSP, where you take at academic off term yet remain on campus. I’m using this term to work on my senior thesis for my major and working more at the admissions office.
Lessons From Oscar-Winning Director Barry Jenkins
Earlier this term, I got the awesome privilege of meeting one of my heroes, Barry Jenkins.
Sup y'all! My name is Chiemeka Njoku. I am an ’18 — a senior — and before Dartmouth, I lived in Dallas, Texas. Before Texas, I lived in Edison, New Jersey, and before that, I lived in Lagos, Nigeria, so where am I from?