Please introduce yourself, the year you graduated, and what was your major when you graduated?
My name is Misaell Cabral and I was born and raised in The Bronx, NY. I double majored in Psychology and Neuroscience while attending SU.
What was your Syracuse University experience like when you attended?
Syracuse University was and forever will be my home. This place provided me the safe haven and the opportunity to develop as a man – academically, socially, culturally, and internally.
My Syracuse University experience was monumental in making me the that man I am today. Every semester provided me with new challenges that I inevitably overcame. I was exposed to an environment that I was not familiar with, both academically and socially. I was forced to adapt in order to succeed despite the obstacles in my path. I made many great friends and met awesome staff that have counseled, supported, and encouraged professional and life goals. They have played such a major role in my everyday life. The classes, the fun, the opportunities were all perfectly wrapped up in an orange bow.
There is nothing like Syracuse University. Oh, and the parties were great too.
What did you do post-SU?
After graduating Syracuse U, I perused further education and I am currently working towards my Masters of Education in Counseling. Furthermore, I was able to seriously focus on my passion as an artist and I have been promoting, commissioning, and selling my artwork professionally.
I’m currently pursuing my Mental Health Counseling License in Hunter College’s Graduate program. I am also developing my own brand as a visual and graphics artist.
What’s the best advice you would give to current students?
Take advantage of every opportunity possible. College is the time to explore and flourish into the person whom you want to be. You never know what’s truly out there for you unless you expose yourself to it. Whether its an academic or social, just do it. Every experience you partake in will make you a more rounded, open, and well-versed individual in the future.
Furthermore, College is the time to be irresponsibly responsible. Have fun, for you will never really be able to do so in that context again, but never forget that you are there for a degree.
The SU network is a real living thing and being able to say, “I went to Syracuse University” will at times carry you a long way. Enjoy yourself and never turn down any opportunity to be better. Never back down away from a challenge.
What do you think about LANSU Scholarship?
The LANSU Scholarship offers Latino students financial support while perusing their endeavors. I learned the importance of my culture and my roots when I was 250 miles away from it. I grew to learn its importance and how paramount it is to support one another.
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