Jesse Ricketts, Peer Mentor 2020-2021
The Sociology and Criminology department has given me the opportunity to work with faculty, both in and outside the classroom setting. Everyone in the department is so genuinely compassionate and concerned about my success and my future. When I completed my degree at WKU, I intend on pursuing an entry-level position within either a company’s PR department or within a PR firm. Eventually, I would like to either be a company’s dedicated PR manager or to manage my own PR firm
In addition to my studies, I am a Senator-at-Large with SGA and the Public Relations Committee Vice-Chair. I am president of the Western Thought Club and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success. During my early years on the hill, I was the Secretary and Social Chair of the Bates-McLean Hall Council and a mentor for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan.
I wanted to be a peer mentor because I am always looking for more ways to serve my campus community and to ensure that every student feels like they have a place where they belong. Above all else I hope that we will be able to successfully offer social networking opportunities for students, freshmen or otherwise, so that everyone feels more connected and knows that they always have someone to talk to or hang out with.