William Duggan is a senior Communication major with a concentration in Journalism and a double minor in Writing and Digital Video Production. He is from Rockville Centre, New York and is a member of the Men’s D1 Track and Cross Country teams. He hopes to pursue a career in digital media following graduation this May.
What is the most important thing you have learned from being a part of a D1 team?
The most important thing I have learned from being on a D1 team is the value of commitment, teamwork and time management. I have discovered the level of commitment you need to maintain towards your schoolwork, teammates, coach as well as your own self-improvement. I have learned that teamwork is a tool that can help you accomplish unexpected goals in both athletics and academics. Lastly, time management is a skill that I am grateful to have acquired because it allows me to know how much time I have to complete my work efficiently and effectively. It also allows me to keep my mind focused on the task at hand, whether it be practice or schoolwork, and still be cognizant of my schedule to complete any upcoming tasks.
What are your plans for after graduation?
After graduation, I plan to start a career in digital media that helps me utilize the skills I have gathered at Marist. Whether it be through an online editorial publication or some other visual publication I believe that my four years at Marist will leave me very much prepared for the real world.
Do you have any advice for prospective freshmen?
Try not to come into college with a determined goal of your major and the type of career that you ultimately want to achieve. Of course, it is perfectly fine if you already know what you want to major and have a career in. However, just keep your mind open to the possibilities and the opportunities you can take by expanding your interests and passions. I came to Marist as an English major and switched it to Communication my sophomore year because I felt there were more opportunities I could experience that coincided with the new interests I discovered freshman year. So, my advice is to try not to have a concrete plan for your future because your future is never set in stone.
Written by Erin O'Brien '18
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Class of 2018
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York