School of World Studies Society Connects Students

November 7, 2018

several types of antique globes

Neha Pondicherry, a VCU Junior double majoring in International Studies and biology, decided to start the School of World Studies Society to help students across the school’s four interdisciplinary programs feel more connected to each other and cohesive as a unit. The group met for the first time last week to discuss their goals, upcoming events and leadership opportunities.

Because of the diverse, global focus consistent throughout all of the school’s coursework and mission, the School of World Studies Society will focus many of its outings on cultural offerings throughout the city. Accordingly, their first visit as a group will be to the Hindu temple of Richmond for Diwali on the evening of November 7. Please email the group for more information about attending this event and/or carpooling.

Their second event promises to be their biggest one this semester: a faculty mixer on November 14 at 3 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons Richmond Salon. The mixer will help bring the entire School of World Studies community together. Students can not only mingle with each other but also familiarize themselves with faculty across all four of the school’s programs.

Joining the School of World Studies Society is a great way to not only make friends and network with professors, but also to pursue leadership positions for the spring semester.