ISM students prepare for an in-person Final Presentation Night


Sarah Boutouis

Independent Study and Mentorship students are presenting their work at a gallery walk in the library Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:50 pm. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. All students and staff are welcome to stop by and view the presentations.

Urja Joshi, Guest Contributer

A year after a virtual delivery for all students, it’s back to normal for some ISM students as they share their work with up to 10 guests at 6 p.m. on Wednesday for Final Presentation Night in classrooms on campus. 

“I’m so excited to present in person,” senior Sarah Ahmed said. “I think that all our ISM work builds up to this moment and being able to reflect on it & share it with those that supported me is really cool. It also gives me the chance to see some of the other ISM students that I’ve worked with all year so I’m excited for that.”

Each student gets their own classroom, with social distancing guidelines in place, and will present a thirty-minute presentation about all of the work he/she has done over this past year. 

“I am super excited to be able to present in person for my final presentation because I feel like it provides me with an ample opportunity to reflect on how much I’ve grown and learned, and challenges me to present my work and content in a compelling and engaging way to an audience,” senior Nandika Chirala said. “I’m really looking forward to this presentation, and I’m really grateful to have the chance to finally showcase the work I’ve done throughout the year.”

However, not all students are presenting in person as some students are opting to present virtually via Zoom.

“I’m planning on presenting my speech through zoom. My topic of study is marketing and I will be sharing what I’ve learned, created, and hope to accomplish in the future,” senior Anica Liu said. “I decided to host FPN virtually for the convenience of my mentor, friends, and family.”