How often did Toya Mitchell visit the Undergraduate Library?
This often: “One day, a librarian asked me which department I worked in and laughed when I told her I was a student,” says the Chicago-based communications strategist, consumer insights analyst and market researcher (BA ’93, advertising).
“Learning how to balance school, part-time work, and quite honestly, fun times was initially a challenge. Over time, I created a schedule that would allow me enough time to prioritize studying.
“I would start every day with my own personal study period at the Underground precisely at 8 a.m. when the doors would open. That early morning start taught me the lesson to always plan for both work and pleasure.”