International student athlete launches into post-graduate plans using lessons, skills learned at Auburn
The weeks after graduation can be a challenging time for recent graduates. After the final sprint, it can feel like one is just trying to catch their breath before it’s time to begin post-graduate plans. It can feel overwhelming to some, but Oquendo Bernard ‘22, an international student-athlete, is poised at the starting line knowing the lessons and experiences from his time at Auburn will propel him ahead.
Bernard, a double major in international studies and Spanish, hopes to serve as an international representative for the United States government. Government representatives have many responsibilities, something Bernard is more than used to.
In addition to an aspiring international representative, Bernard is an international student from Jamaica who served as the president of his fraternity; led the Spanish club as president; interned at Fundación Abrazando Ilusiones, a nonprofit foundation in Madrid; was a member of the Men’s Track and Field team; and completed six courses per week. Bernard balanced it all with passion and drive.
Submitted by: Weston Ball
Oquendo Bernard, a 2022 graduate who was a member of the Auburn track and field team and a double major in international studies and Spanish, hopes to serve as an international representative for the United States government.