How did you hear about Saint Michael’s College?
I first heard about St. Mike's when I was in high school. I attended a Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey that is part of a large Cristo Rey network across the country, and Saint Michael’s was affiliated with my high school. The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 26 high schools that provide a Catholic college preparatory education.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love exploring downtown Burlington. Burlington is truly one of America’s best college towns and has much to offer. With multiple shopping centers, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, parks and the Lake Champlain waterfront, there is never a dull moment when I am with my friends in downtown Burlington.
What activities have you gotten involved in since transferring to St. Mike’s?
There is so much I have been exposed to since I transferred to St. Mike’s. I am a part of the intramural basketball team that has won three Championships. I’m also a part of the Biology Club and the Chemistry Club. I worked in the Office of Admission during my first year as a transfer student and I also worked in the Biology department as a lab assistant. I am currently a Resident Assistant in the suites of Canterbury Hall and I participate in MOVE, which is our on-campus volunteer program providing community service in the surrounding area and on campus.
What was the transfer application process like?
The transfer application process was great. One thing I loved about the process was how the Saint Michael’s admissions staff made great efforts to connect with me, especially Michelle Teegarden who is the Transfer Coordinator. She was readily available to answer any questions or concerns I had. She answered questions about class schedules, transfer credits, and even the best spots to eat in town. She made my transfer application process very easy and enjoyable.
Would you have any advice for a student who is considering transferring to St. Mike’s?
Being a transfer student may seem like a very difficult and scary process at first, at least for me it was, but the people at St. Mike’s made me feel more comfortable with my decision to come here. The sense of community here is fantastic and is really rare to fine. If St. Mike's is the school for you, I would encourage you to make the most of the resources here by talking to friends, professors, and counselors in the Career Development Office. The connections you build here will be invaluable.