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  1. Cora Ferguson sits at microscope on a desk in the biology lab.

    First Person: My Internship Fellowship Experience

    Cora Ferguson '23

    When people ask me what I did last summer, I always like to start the conversation with “Well, I was a part-time organ farmer.”  While this may sound a little strange, it accurately sums up the research that I was able to do—largely because of St. Lawrence’s Internship Fellowship Program. 

  2. A student wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and goggles, shovels cement from a wheelbarrow. There's a large field in the background.

    First Person: Building an Energy-Efficient Greenhouse on Campus

    Rosie Gotsch '22

    Pro tip: if you ever sign up for an Environmental Studies course titled “Practicum,” don’t wear you cool new “first-day-of-school” shoes to the very first session. I learned that lesson this semester when I registered for a class that revolves around helping to build an energy-efficient greenhouse at St. Lawrence’s Living Lab.

  3. A group of students wearing red shirts sit in two rows among booths in a school cafeteria.

    First Person: A Recipe for Cultural Exchange

    Thao Nguyen '22

    My story begins when the white St. Lawrence University van I was riding in came to a stop outside of Madrid-Waddington Central School (MWCS), home of the Yellow Jackets, 20 minutes from campus. Inside the van, 15 St. Lawrence students waited to begin the first-ever cultural exchange mission organized by Common Ground Connections (CGC), a brand new club at the time.

  4. A group of students and alumni engaged in a discussion at large conference table in an office in New York City.

    First Person: How I Found a Remote Computer Science Internship

    Jonah Perry '22

    Canton, N.Y. is a beautiful small town, filled with small shops and restaurants scattered throughout. Though it offers opportunities to experience local art and culture and is close to many outdoor...

  5. Five panelists in conversation sit at a long table in front of a crowd of students.

    First Person: How Laurentians Inspired Me to Launch a Podcast

    Caitlin French '23

    For Caitlin '23, an initiative that started as a "quarantine project" became an opportunity to discover new career interests while connecting with inspiring Laurentians in communications, healthcare, education, technology, and more.

  6. A large group of students gather for a photo at the base of a fire tower atop Mount Azure.

    First Person: How to Get Involved On Campus

    Wesley Dixon '22

    Here at St. Lawrence, there are a lot of opportunities to participate in activities that interest you. When you set foot on campus, one of the first things that you participate in during First-Year...

  7. Two students wearing neon snow pants and jackets ski off of a jump together.

    First Person: 10 Creative Ideas for Your First-Year Packing List

    Olivia Melvin '23

    As a sophomore at St. Lawrence, I remember exactly what it was like trying to prepare myself to live somewhere new. How much do I really need to bring? How do I make my new room feel like home? Most...

  8. Six students walk with golf bags on some of their shoulders on the golf course.

    First Person: Not Your Average Summer School Experience

    Ellie Richardson '23

    Spending the summer at St. Lawrence has opened my eyes to all of the different activities accessible to students in the North Country. After this crazy year, getting outside and enjoying the sweet...

  9. A student walks up a path between a stone church and an academic building on the Saint Lawrence University campus at sunet.

    First Person: Summer at St. Lawrence

    Abigail Mattoon '22

    Every college campus faced an unexpected disruption to their sense of normalcy last March at the onset of the global pandemic. The COVID-19 college experience is unique to our generation of students...

  10. A group of students participating in a photography workshop set up in a gazebo in a park. They’re experimenting with pinhole cameras, which look like large boxes.

    First Person: My Photography Independent Study

    Sarath Novas '23

    "You have been assigned the fall and summer semesters." Probably the most difficult news I received before my sophomore year started was that I had been assigned the summer semester. I was planning on...