Bomi Kim is a M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate. Kim went to high school in Pennsylvania and moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University. At Emory, she graduated with a bachelors in linguistics and a minor in Japanese. She is also a graduate research assistant at the Urban Child Study Center.
What made you choose Georgia State University and the College of Education & Human Development?
There are great research opportunities and resources available at Georgia State and at this College. Atlanta is also an awesome place to be as a young professional!
Why did you choose the program you’re in?
I wanted to choose a graduate program that would help me grow in professional knowledge and skills, and the program at Georgia State was one in which I could do both — through the course work and the on/off-campus practicums.
What are your research interests while in school and career goals after graduation?
I am interested in language acquisition, learning disabilities and language disorders. After graduation, I would like to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in any setting.
Tell me about something you did in class or on a project?
For my CSD 7700 class, I got to observe speech-language pathologists who work in different settings. It was an amazing opportunity to connect with local speech-language pathologists (SLP) and get exposure to the field.
What do you like best about attending a downtown university?
I like that the busyness of downtown Atlanta makes me feel like I am a part of something bigger.
What has been your biggest challenge in your work as a student?
Managing my time wisely and juggling between different responsibilities.
What has been your biggest accomplishment since you’ve been a student here?
My first semester of graduate school was full of surprises. There was a last-minute graduate research assistantship opened up and returning to school after two years of working full-time was harder than I had imagined. Despite the challenges, I finished my first semester with good grades and am now more excited about becoming a speech-language pathologist than I was in the beginning of the school year.