What’s your favorite class at St. Mike’s?
My favorite class so far has been the Sociology Capstone course called “Work, Education, Vocation” with Prof. Bolduc.
What is one thing you recommend that first-year students don't pack?
A TV. There's so much to do on campus, the last thing I want to be doing is watching TV. If I really need to watch a show or just space out, I can watch it on my laptop online.
What's a fun fact about St. Mike’s that a first-year student should know?
We are a community... But really, just remember to use all the great resources provided by the college.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
It's a toss up between MOVE and my room, both are a nice plays to relax as well as get work done when one has to.
What is one thing you’ve learned at St. Mike’s (in or out of the classroom) that surprised you?
I've learned the importance of a liberal arts education. A lot of people in our society have lost the ability or interest to think critically about our society and the impacts we have on the world. I think it's important to stop and reflect. A liberal arts education allows you to do this.
Over the last semester, I did an internship with a local temporary relief shelter called, JUMP. JUMP stands for the Joint Urban Ministry Project and is essentially a conglomerate of local faith based communities working together to offer assistance in any way they can.
Volunteering and participating in civic society is an important first step in working for social justice. Robert Wuthnow touches on this in his book, Acts of Compassion, Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves. Wuthnow says that, “What volunteers do reveal is a firm conviction that our society can be better.” We volunteer because we know this and through volunteering our time, resources, and selves we come to realize even more how things could be better.