Erin LaMarca - Intro & Why Saint Mike's
Virtual Tours by Students
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I am a senior here at ST Mix, and I just wanted to hop on and tell you guys a little bit about me a little bit about the school and what makes State like such a great place. I am a secondary education and history double major, looking to become a history teacher in the very near future. I am from Raynham, Massachusetts, a small town, a little self of Boston. I am a member of the field hockey team here on campus. I am part of the honors program, and I got to study abroad last spring in Cork, Ireland, before the whole pandemic thing happened. So I'm looking forward to this video in a couple after that to really share with you my ST Mike's experience. So if your college search process started anything like minded, you started getting bombarded with emails and letters from colleges all across the country. Ah, lot of what you didn't know anything about, and you probably didn't have any interest in going in. I can remember being really overwhelmed when I had all of these letters and my computer in box was stuffed full. So there was one day where I just sat down and I started plugging the name of each school into the college board website. I can remember when I started searching State mix and I had never heard of state mix at all, and it just started clicking all these boxes in my head. It waas within driving distance, but it was still farther away. There was a potential to play field hockey, and when I started looking into the Burlington area, it looked great state mixes. With Burlington right down the road, you kind of have the best of both worlds with a small campus community but the wider community off campus where you can go and do a lot of really amazing things. When I was on that tour, I got to buy this switch and I can't remember wearing this out and about at home, on vacation in Maine and having people in the grocery store or walking on the beach tell me about how state mix was such an awesome place and knowing that the community wasn't just confined to our small campus. It reached all over alumni and people who knew alumni. All made me really feel like I was coming into not just a campus community, but a larger community that spanned all across New England all across the country. In a lot of ways, it was a big family that was willing to take me in right away. So I know one of the biggest questions that people have when they're going into college. Is what is housing going to look like right now As a senior, I am living in a single room in my townhouse with my toilet roommates. There's also 1/4 bedroom that just no one is in with us. We share bathroom, a kitchen and living space downstairs, and we have our own rooms. As an incoming freshman, you will probably be living in a double room with one other student you can come in knowing that student already. You can meet that person through the accepted students Facebook page, or you can go random. I know that's absolutely terrifying, this idea of living with a stranger in this small room, But ST Mike's really does a great job. You're gonna fill out a survey and just answer some questions about yourself and how you'd like to live in your room and ST Michael pair you up and they'll let you know over the summer who you've been paired up with, and you can start talking to that person and planning what your room is gonna look like and just getting to know them. I could tell you from experience that they do a really good job pairing people up with roommates. At the same time, if for some reason you feel uncomfortable in your living space, housing does a great job of making sure they can get you out of that situation and put you into a space where you are comfortable living. Of course, another big concern you're gonna have when you're going into college again. Is wondering what are classics like So I can obviously speak to all of the majors on campus. I've only experienced my to secondary education in history, but I can tell you that professors at ST Mikes are really great. They have office hours you could go to, if you need any extra help, always available through email. The best thing about state mix for all majors across the board is that because we're a small school, we have small class sizes, and because of that, you're never going to be just a number. I can go to them if I'm having an issue with any of my classes for my schedule and just talk it out. That's really fantastic to be ableto have my professors, my history professors, my just liberal studies professors have all been absolutely amazing and made my college experience even better. So to end this video, I'm just gonna leave you with a couple pictures of my time. Over the past four years at ST Michael, some of my favorite moments and really some of the reasons that I have come to love state mix over my time here. Keep an eye out for more videos from me and from other students at ST Mike's toe. Incredible community and why we all love it so much, yeah.