Student Highlight February 2020
My name is Terra Goss and I’m an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of New Town, North Dakota. I was born on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana, but was raised in Killeen, Texas. I currently reside in Great Falls, Montana where I attend the Great Falls College Montana State University.
I’m majoring in License Addiction Counseling, because there is such a high job demand in this field on Native American Reservations. I’d like to work on different reservations as a Chemical Dependency Counselor and try to educate as many people as possible about drugs and alcohol.
Since, I have started school in the fall semester 2018 I have involved myself in The Native American group on campus and was voted the president of the group late August 2018. I will not say that my credentials will blow the competition out of the water or that I have some exceptionally rare skill that makes me the best candidate, but I do have a decent GPA, I have done some volunteer work at the local shelter, and I’m currently looking for an on-campus job.
What sets me apart, and what I think is unique and special about me, is my combination of work ethic and my drive to succeed. Doing the Native group, volunteer work and getting my studies done have led me to develop a strong work ethic and strong ability to prioritize, manage my time, and make sure that I always get my school work done on time. I’m always willing to go above and beyond to do a better job. I believe what I am accomplishing now will help me in the future, when a difficult situation arises I will be prepared to excel and work hard for success. College is a tough road and my drive and perseverance to continue accomplishing have, and will lead me to success.
– Terra Goss