Student Profile

Amanda O'Neill '16

Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts major

What do you like about St. Mike's?

Everything. I especially like the community, which is why I originally wanted to come here. Being here makes me like St. Mike’s that much more. I love the location, all of the school spirit and people.

What’s your favorite class?

I liked the First-Year Seminar, “The Examined Life” with Robert Lair. I like writing and we did a lot of papers in the class, read a lot of books that relate to our lives, and looked at our lives, which is really cool and interesting.

Do You have a favorite professor?

Professor of Economics Reza Ramazani is a great guy. He is tough but cares about the students a lot. He is willing to go out of his way and really help students any way he can.

What’s your favorite spot on-campus? Off Campus?

The upstairs of the library, in the room overlooking the campus at night, sitting in one of the comfy couches. Off campus, I really love downtown. I usually get on the bus, which is lot of fun, and then we walk to the waterfront.

What’s one thing you’ve learned at SMC that’s been surprising or inspiring?

That people really care about what you have to say. You’re not just a number; people are supportive of what you want to do.

In what ways do you engage or give back to the community?

I helped with MOVE’s Senior Citizen prom, which I really enjoyed. I’m trying to work with the Founder’s Society, because I really like working with incoming students.

What do you want to do with your life?

I want to be either a journalist or an event planner.

20 years from now, what do you think a favorite college memory will be?

I went on a LEAP retreat and that was really special; I’ll always remember the people I met on it. You’re mixed in with all different class years that you don’t always get to know.

What makes you happy?

Making other people happy really makes me happy. I get a lot of enjoyment out of doing things for other people. And just to enjoy life and look around at the beauty of it all makes me happy too.

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