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Going for it: Antoinette Smith

As a professor, you bring to the table something other than your ability to do research and to teach. You bring a personal aspect. Even as a little girl starting out in low-income housing, I had the biggest ability to dream and always believed that, despite obstacles, staying positive would allow me to achieve more. As a nontraditional student with two small children and a job as a secretary, I completed my undergraduate degree at night. While working toward a master’s degree, I heard about an organization that encourages minorities to pursue a Ph.D. in business. I attended a conference on the subject, called the Ph.D. Project, and soon after applied and was accepted to several schools. Getting a Ph.D. allowed me to fully understand that the world is an ocean of knowledge into which I should continuously
cast my fishing line to discover more.

Read more of “Going for it” by FIU Magazine

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