Major: English and Criminal Justice
Residence: Indianapolis, Ind.
Why did you choose SJC?
I was impressed with the quality of the faculty.
As a student, what were you involved in?
I was the Vice President of SJC's Habitat for Humanity and the SJC Representative of the executive board of the Jasper County chapter. I was also a member of the Criminal Justice Club, Art Club, Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, Measure (SJC's literary magazine), and Volunteer Corps. I worked in the Writing Clinic and as an Assistant to English Professor Dr. Charles Kerlin. During my junior year, I had an internship with the Indiana State Senate Democratic Caucus, where I worked with the State Senators and learned more about the lawmaking process. I was assigned to a committee, sat in on both Senate and committee sessions, and assisted constituents.
What are you doing now?
I am a part-time writer and editor for WilliamsTown Communications and also do freelance work.
How did SJC prepare you for the "real world"?
Attending SJC helped shape my outlook on life and gave me the skills and confidence in my abilities needed to succeed in the future. I also learned to listen and process all sides of an issue, an important skill to master regardless of your occupation or role.
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