The following are profiles of our current Admissions Summer Interns who would like to be a resource for you. Please email them with any questions you have!
Class Year: 2017
Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD
Major/Minor: Performance and Communication Arts Major, Global Studies Minor
Study Abroad Experience: Anticipated Spain (Spring 2016)
Favorite Thing About SLU: Just one thing!? I love how much you can personalize your meals at the cafe. Can you get a chicken quesadilla with pepper jack cheese, green peppers, and broccoli on a spinach tortilla? Yes, yes you can. The possibilities are endless!
Favorite Spot in the North Country: I have fallen deeply in love with natural environment moving up to the North Country and I love having the opportunity to explore the region. Mount Azure was the first mountain I ever hiked and it will forever be my favorite.
Advice for First-Year Students: Talk to strangers, it's how you make friends. Do not be afraid to try new things or step outside of your comfort zone. There's no better time than now to experiment and learn about what you like and who you are as a person.
Class Year: 2015
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Major/Minor: English Major, Education Certification Minor
Study Abroad Experience: London (Spring 2014)
Favorite Thing about SLU: Everyone is so friendly and thoughtful! Whether it’s someone holding a door open for you or a professor meeting with you outside of their office hours, people truly care about helping one another.
Favorite Spot in the North Country: Cranberry Lake – I finally got up there my senior year and I can’t believe that I had never gone before! It’s beautiful!
Advice for Incoming First-Year Students: If you’re even considering going abroad, look at programs as soon as possible! Advisors are very amenable to helping students plan out their courses around an abroad experience, and many students that go wish that they had the time to go again! I know I did!
Class Year: 2017
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
Major/Minor: Chemistry Major, German Minor
Study Abroad Experience: None so far!
Favorite Thing about SLU: Rowing for St. Lawrence and the student body; both are teams.
Favorite Spot in the North Country: In Heritage Park, there is a tiny island you can walk to across stepping stones. Surrounded by the loud waters of the Grasse River, it feels like a new world. Both eerie and calming, the seasons make it a place to escape.
Advice for First-Year Students: Don’t underestimate the number of socks you can bring with you.
Class Year: 2016
Hometown: Pittsford, NY
Major/Minor: Combined Environmental Studies and Sociology Major, Fine Arts Minor
Study Abroad Experience: Denmark (Fall 2014) and Ethiopia (Summer 2015)
Favorite Thing About SLU: There are so many things to do here and our students are really excited about what they are involved with. SLU students are a lot of things, but bored is not one of them.
Favorite Spot in the North Country: Lampson Falls: About 20 minutes off of campus, Lampson Falls is a great spot to spend a sunny afternoon, go swimming and enjoy the scenic falls.
Advice for First-Year Students: Take classes outside of your comfort zone! You might be surprised to find a new interest or maybe even a new major. SLU professors encourage you to explore different academic areas, so if you find yourself struggling they will likely be glad to give you some extra help.
Jacob St. Pierre
Class Year: 2016
Hometown: Ogdensburg, NY
Major/Minor: Business in the Liberal Arts & Creative Writing Double Major
Study Abroad Experience: New York City (Spring 2015). I worked two internships, one as a marketing intern at ATO Records and another as a development intern at the Big Apple Circus. I also took classes at the French Institute and attended networking events where I got the chance to speak with alumni.
Favorite Thing about SLU: The people I’ve met on campus are some of the most genuine relationships I’ve ever made.
Favorite Spot in the North Country: Stovin Island in the St. Lawrence River. The cliff jumping there is on point.
Advice for First-Year Students: Branch out as much as possible and don’t be afraid to try new things. A true SLU experience doesn’t purely revolve around academics; the self-growth that you will go through is invaluable.
Class Year: 2016
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Major/Minor: Government Major, Education Studies Minor
Study Abroad Experience:Washington, D.C. (Fall 2014)
Favorite Thing about SLU: Location, location, location! We wouldn’t be the same community close-knit campus if we weren’t in the North Country, we love it here!
Favorite Spot in the North Country: Running trails on campus, the Partridge Café, and the Little River
Advice for First-Year Students: Be adventurous and branch out! I know everyone says this, but you really are embarking on a really awesome four years, so make sure you’re enjoying every second of it!