Congratulations to Sean Eagle, Summer 2013 UROP Research Assistant at the Forum, on a successful poster presentation!
Sean Eagle,  the Forum’s Summer 2013 UROP student, presented his project poster recently on his work with uLEAD.  Over the course of the summer, Sean has researched the many problems that undocumented students face in Higher Education and it was this on which he presented on. 

What was your most memorable moment at the University of Michigan or the National Forum?My most memorable moment at the National Forum was John’s final meeting as Director of the Forum. People shared wonderful stories about John and there was a slide show with a very funny picture of him in Las Vegas. It was nice celebrating his legacy and seeing the position of Director being passed on to Betty.

What was your greatest achievement at the National Forum?

My greatest achievement at the National Forum was my presentation for UROP. I had been a part of and worked on many significant things relating to the uLEAD Network; however, this was something that showcased the culmination of all I had learned and worked on here at the Forum. I was able to present this to people who knew very little about the problems that undocumented students faced.

What was your biggest take away from the National Forum?
I have learned that it is best to create short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals to achieve a desired outcome. I have also realized that there are organizations out there like the Forum, where like-minded people can come together to tackle social issues found in our community.
What advice do you have for future students at the National Forum?
For future students, take the time to learn the culture here at the Forum. I have never been a part of an organization working for the better good of society. So, for someone completely new to this type of work environment, make sure to observe how the process works, the language used, and become familiar with things such as policies and practices relevant to whatever subject you are focused on.
What is your favorite part of the National Forum?
The people here are nice, genuine and very well-educated. It is great to work in an environment where everyone cares about the issues but also has a sense of humor.
What are your future plans and how did the National Forum contribute to that? 
My future plans are to transfer to a university, hopefully Michigan, and continue my education. The National Forum has made me consider a career that involves helping people on a larger scale, not so much on a case-by-case basis.
If there is one thing you’d like people to know about the National Forum, what would it be?
The people here are fun but professional. There is a lot of work done here at the National Forum and it is all for a good cause.