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  1. A group of students in warm clothing stand in front of a red and white building in Rennes, France.

    First Person: How Being Indecisive Helped Me Find My Way

    Alexandra Hill '22

    I cannot make up my mind, which, to be honest, is why I am a triple major with a minor. Sounds crazy, I know, but at St. Lawrence, it makes sense somehow. Here’s why.

  2. Nicole Stanton, wearing a white Saint Lawrence University lacrosse uniform, cradles the ball and prepares to pass during a home game.

    First Person: How a Birdie Got in the Way of My Goal

    Nicole Stanton '22

    I’ve played lacrosse since I was six years old, and during my first three years at St. Lawrence University, I was an enthusiastic member of the women’s lacrosse team. Competing with a collection of fierce, skilled, and dedicated female athletes has been one of the best experiences of my life. However, my senior year, I made a decision that would shock even myself. I quit.

  3. The brutalist-style library on a snowy northeastern campus at dusk. Lights from inside the library glow warmly.

    First Person: My Lighthouse, The ODY Library

    Emma Arden '22

    At times, I feel I am a ship at sea navigating a tricky coastline. Every assignment I complete is a jagged rock narrowly avoided. Each essay a tumultuous wave forcing a change of direction. With so many obstacles, it seems unavoidable that I would eventually be overwhelmed.

  4. A student wearing a black sweater and a white puffy coat stands in front of a sandstone brick building on a sunny, snow-covered winter day.

    First Person: The Power of Alumni Career Mentoring

    Olivia Melvin '23

    “Talk to everyone. Try everything. Take advantage of every unique opportunity the school offers.”

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Headshot of Jonah Perry standing outside the Center for Career Excellence.

    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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...