Bojana Jankova is a senior public relations major from Macedonia. Meet more Goshen students and read their stories.
WHY GOSHEN COLLEGE?
Goshen College students are servant leaders. Even though she wasn’t sure what she wanted to study, Bojana knew she wanted to be in a place like this.
“I want to make the world a better place and I want to help people. As a privileged person, I believe it is my responsibility to give a voice to those who don’t have one. Goshen opened my eyes to the need for service in the world.”
WHAT’S HAPPENING ON CAMPUS?
Bojana serves every day, both on and off campus. She plans activities for the International Student Club, works as an intern to organize First Fridays events in downtown Goshen, and rallies the campus in campaigns for charity organizations. One year, Bojana even gave up her Spring Break to volunteer on a service trip to Georgia.
“I like to be involved with people and I like to plan things. It’s so rewarding when I organize something and people show up and connect with one another.”
Bojana’s time in the classroom prepares her to handle her busy schedule well.
“I’m studying public relations because I’m a good leader and communicator. It’s helpful to have that kind of background, and opportunities like serving as a Student Senate member give me great experience.”
WHERE TO FROM HERE?
As an international student, Bojana recognizes the need for communication between different groups of people. At Goshen College, Bojana is gathering the tools she needs to put a broken world back together.
“I don’t just want to be a professional, I want to serve. There is so much need, and I’m lucky enough to be in this position of privilege. I want to be involved in projects that create spaces for people to talk together, build community and bridge differences.”
– written by Anna Ruth ’12, photos by Alex Pletcher ’14