Jane '24

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David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Major: Food Studies, Environment Sustainability & Policy
Minor: Geography

Describe your Syracuse experience in a couple of sentences.
Syracuse has taught me many things. As a first-year student, I learned how to attend school during a pandemic and had a lot of personal growth. I reached out to a lot of different clubs and organizations and steadily figured out what it is I like. Sophomore year I learned how to make friends and put myself out there, transitioning from the pandemic to the new normal was fairly easy thanks to Syracuse University. Lastly, in my junior year, I learned how to network and become more social not only with my peers but with potential employers. I had a lot of professional growth!

How is Falk preparing you for your future career?
Career Services in Falk is very helpful, especially with the immersion trips! I had the opportunity to attend the Falk in D.C. immersion trip. I’m a very shy, nervous and anxious person I even throw in the term introvert, but Dave and Jess really helped me prepare and know what to expect not only on the trip but for the real world as well. I was able to work on myself and feel confident in any kind of professional setting.

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to go to Grad School at UMass Amherst to further my education and learn more about what I want to do in the future.

How has your involvement with any organizations/extracurriculars impacted you?
I’ve been able to acquire leadership skills from being a peer advisor and it has also helped me connect with other people.

Are you the recipient of any scholarships?
Yes, I’ve received the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad!

Tell me about your study abroad experience.
I went to Florence, Italy, and it was the best experience I’ve ever had in my life. I always knew I wanted to study abroad coming into college, so being able to have that opportunity was amazing. I lived in an apartment with five other girls and traveled to other countries. Studying abroad has made me discover a part of myself that I didn’t know existed and has opened up so many other pathways that I could take. I loved walking around the city and learning about Italian culture! 

What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
My favorite experience so far has been meeting a lot of different people with unique interests while attending events on campus like the Hispanic Heritage Fair. I also really enjoy any kind of event that offers free food!

Why do you think giving is important?
In giving, you are helping students reach their goals and lift a weight off their shoulders even if it is just a little contribution. Even small gifts have a big impact.

What does it mean to you to be Orange?
Being Orange means making an impact on others inside and out. It doesn’t matter if it's something small, like helping a student find their classroom, or big, like becoming the president. I’m very proud to be Orange and to be attending Syracuse University.

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