Marvic Abarra [B.A.Geog., 2012] is currently a Registration Assistant at University 1 at the U of M.
He became interested in geography at a very young age, making maps and reading a lot about places and people; he knew that when he arrived at the U of M, geography was what he was going to study. During his degree program, Marvic was able to take part in experiential learning outside of the classroom and projects that involved community work and volunteering in the inner city providing him with important ‘real world’ experiences.
In his current career he finds that learning never stops, and that his education opens up many doors of opportunity. In the near future, Marvic plans to go back to school and study City Planning and Urban Studies. He feels that the skills he developed while at the UofM shape how he thinks about and sees the world. He enjoys his current position because it allows him to make a difference by helping first year students to succeed by making sure that they have a plan put into place to get to where they want to be in the future. Marvic's advice to current and prospective students is "to follow your dreams and never give up on them. Set goals. Enjoy the learning process! It may take time to get to where you want to be, but as long as you are positive, consistent, have a plan and put it into action, then you can and will get there".