Why did you pick your major?
Natural inclinations and likes career outlooks.
Why did you pick Hofstra?
Proximity to Manhattan and opportunities are unlike any other university. At Hofstra I knew I could create a community that I carry with my after graduation.
Summer 2010 - Finger Lakes Radio Group – WFLR
Spring 2012 – The Fresh Air Fund
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 – Quinn & Company Public Relations
Favorite campus activity:
I love going to all of the different events on campus. If you’re talking about one activity in particular (or type of activity) I absolutely love Homecoming (or Fall Festival), and I also enjoy Greek Week and Music Fest.
There are so many events to choose from, you literally have to flip a coin. As for our Homecoming, I’ve helped build a float since I was a freshman. I love seeing all the different organizations get together and make these colossal, intricately glittered floats that we parade around campus. Plus the music and carnival is awesome. Homecoming at Hofstra is just what I pictured a college Homecoming to be like – students, alumni, parents, all together as one Hofstra family.
My public relations courses have been fantastic. I’ve had Ellen Frisina in a couple PR classes as well as an internship advisor and she’s fantastic. She also taught an Honors Seminar that was possibly one of the best classes I took at Hofstra.
My PR courses are great because they cover a range of different disciplines every PR professional should know and set you up for the basics for any internship you may want. My Honors Seminar with Professor Frisina was particularly great because the entire class was based on what the students wanted to talk about. It was called “Turning Heads, Shaping Opinion” and we each had to come in with a different discussion or opinion that was important to us and the class would debate it together. It was a great way to hold a class and an amazing way for students to learn something completely new from their fellow peers, and really get to know how people form ideas and opinions.
What do you take the most “Pride” in?
...I love the fact that every day you can walk across campus and meet someone new and different, while on the same campus you can see many familiar faces of friends and colleagues.
Favorite thing about NY/Long Island:
I’m from a small town in Upstate New York so the NY/Long Island area is an entirely different world. I love that Roosevelt Field mall is just five minutes away, the beach is 15 minutes, and I can ride into the greatest city in the world three days a week for my internship on a short 35 minute train. There is so much available to us on Long Island and in the New York City area. There is also so much opportunity. We have tons of internships and future job opportunities lying right outside of Hofstra’s campus.
Favorite campus eatery:
Au Bon Pain
Favorite campus spot:
Memorial Quad, I love how waiting for class you can see frisbys, sword fighting and dancing all in one view.
What surprised you about Hofstra?
How close the school is even though it’s a large university.
What is your idea of success in 5 years? Or in 20 years?
Working for a travel PR agency in New York, and having travelled to at least 4 Continents.
Best Hofstra memory:
Winning Homecoming Queen!
What do you take the most “Pride” in?
I always tell people about how strong the Hofstra Community is. I love the fact that every day you can walk across campus and meet someone new and different, while on the same campus you can see many familiar faces of friends and colleagues.
What have you found as your “Purpose?”
I have proven that any student of Hofstra can take on more than one facet of campus. As a student here you can be 110% into academics and 110% into extra-curricular activities. Students have a great opportunity to get involved and take their thought to an administration that is always willing to listen and help implement ideas.