How did you decide on your major?
I came to pick this because I’ve always been fascinated with news, as well as sports, and I thought that because my skillset centers around my ability to write more than anything else, I decided I could create the most impact working as a writer or in the news field.
What was your favorite part of the Marist experience?
My favorite part of the Marist experience was meeting so many people with so many different passions. Before Marist, I surrounded myself with people who mostly just liked sports, but at Marist, the emphasis is not only to study different things but to meet people with different passions than your own. Also, Marist's Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) was dope. ;)
What are your plans for after graduation?
I’d really like to go into digital media, hopefully being able to work in news with the ability to work with new methods of communication. I’m applying to places that maybe aren’t the most notable or traditional landing spots for people pursuing journalism, but I want to work somewhere that is looking to cover news and create content to reach people in new and exciting ways.
Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Enjoy your time here, and don’t worry about planning things out from day one. Experience everything you can about the school because it really has so much to offer, not only in terms of majors and minors but also in terms of resources to help you discover what you are passionate about.
Written by Shannon Donohue '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Class of 2017
Major: Sports Communication
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York