Jaye ThompsonJaye Thompson

2015 Welcome Ambassador Captain

Year:

Junior

Major:

Visual Communication

Hometown:

Collegeville, PA

Hobbies:

Collecting rap vinyls, spending money I don’t have on concerts, and deciding spur of the moment to go traveling.

UD Involvement:

Blue Hen Leadership Program, Blue Hen Ambassador, New Student Orientation, Club Swimming, UDress Magazine, Student Alumni Ambassadors, Design Team for Synergy Fashion Group

Favorite 1743 Welcome Days memory/event:

The Twilight Induction Ceremony!

Most exciting UD memory:

Being accepted into the Visual Communication program, which only accepts a select few students every year.

UD Involvement:

Blue Hen Leadership Program, Blue Hen Ambassador, New Student Orientation, Club Swimming, UDress Magazine, Student Alumni Ambassadors, Design Team for Synergy Fashion Group

Advice for a new student:

Don’t be afraid and take every risk possible. Freshmen year is the easiest time to meet new people and make friends. Go out on a limb, sit next to someone new, and introduce yourself, you’d be surprise what kind of friendships are created.

Advice for their parents:

Trust in yourself that you raised you’re student and that they have the resources they need to become a self-sufficient adult.

Why I chose Delaware:

The first thing I was looking for in a school was that it had an acclaimed art program and that it was a well-recognized university nationally. The second thing I looked for was for a school that would provide an unlimited amount of opportunities and resources that would help me be an involved and proactive student, and would set me up for a successful life after college. From an academic and social standpoint, Delaware has something to offer every kind of person. With over 145 majors, over 300 student organizations, over 80 study abroad programs, and a population of 17,000 students from every state and several international countries, I knew I would never be bored.

How I decided on my major:

I thought I wanted to be an engineer in high school, but then I realized that I had to be good at math and science. I stumbled upon the field of graphic design, did a little research into what kinds of jobs that consisted of. I discovered how deeply rooted the art and the creative world was in music, film, and culture, all things I enjoy. I eventually put together a portfolio to apply for college, and here I am!

Favorite TV show:

That 70’s Show

Favorite spot on Main Street:

Catherine Rooney's or anywhere my wallet can afford!