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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. A student sitting inside the Student Center and working on her computer.

    First Person: 10 Things You'll Learn as an Admissions Summer Intern

    Rosie Johns '23

    Entering the adult world is scary. In my first year at St. Lawrence, I had no idea what I wanted to major in, let alone what I wanted to do with my life (which was okay!). As the year passed by, I got...

  9. A young woman at the trailhead where she's cross-country skiing.

    First Person: The Unexpected Beauty of Indecision

    Meg Charles '22

    I’ve grown very familiar with the phrases “don’t worry, no one knows what they want to do” and “you’ve got plenty of time.” As cliché as they sound though, they're true. Since I was little, I’ve...

  10. Two students work on a drawing project with two elementary school children.

    First Person: Why I Chose to Be an Education Minor at St. Lawrence

    Rosie Gotsch '21

    From filling out “about me” posters that were displayed in the hallways of my elementary school to sharing my interests during the college search process, I always had a confident answer when asked...