"The College of New Rochelle is a place where
students can find
advisors, alumnae, and professors who are constantly thinking of
internship, scholarship, and work opportunities for students. Anyone
who decides to come to CNR would be wise to take advantage of the wide
array of opportunities available."
Class of 2005
School of Arts & Sciences
The College of New Rochelle
Where are you from,
I grew up in the Bronx, NY.
did you hear about The College of New Rochelle?
I believe I heard about
CNR through a college counselor.
did you decide to attend The College of New Rochelle?
I chose CNR because they offered me a scholarship and
excellent financial aid. I knew that I did not want to be in debt
after I graduated, so finances were a big factor for me.
are you studying?
I am an International Studies major
and a Business minor.
you have any favorite professors?
I have so many fine
professors it is hard to pick one, but I suppose my all time favorite
is Dr. Russel Taylor. What makes him my favorite is that he
commits so much of his time and efforts to his classes. He
honestly cares about the type of education students receive and enjoys
being part of the learning process, and it shows.
you involved with any clubs or committees on campus?
I am not currently involved
in any clubs or committees, because I have a pretty demanding job, and
at times, I juggle two demanding jobs.
studied overseas for one year. Tell us about that experience?
did you study and what countries did you visit?
Where to begin? With a
scholarship from the Russel and Deborah Taylor Scholarship Foundation
at CNR, I spent the spring semester of 2003 at Richmond, the American
International University in London. This first time abroad made me
realize that I did not really know much about the rest of the world, so
I changed majors from Business to International Studies. When I
came back, I could not wait to go away again. I applied for another
Taylor Scholarship and I was booked to spend the beginning of summer
2004 at The University of Granada, Spain. It was right around the time
when I was finalizing my summer session for Spain that an internship
opportunity to work for the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS in
Geneva, Switzerland came about. CNR alumna Kathleen Cravero is
currently the Deputy Executive Director for UNAIDS in Geneva. She had
come to CNR in the spring of 2004, and offered an opportunity to the
International Studies Department for a student to work in her
office. Through the efforts of Dr. Anne McKernan, and some help
from the Westchester Consortium for International Studies, I spent the
end of summer 2004 working for UNAIDS in Geneva.
All three times living abroad
changed my life in numerous ways. I am not the same person I was at the
beginning of it all. Besides the three places I lived I was also
able to travel to Venice, Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Cordoba, and
Seville. I would not have been able to see so much of the world
had I not gone to The College of New Rochelle.
do you have a job on campus?
I do not work on campus. For
the past year I have worked for Stonesoft Inc., a company located in
New York City.
you have any advice for anyone
who might be thinking of going to CNR?
What I have said to
prospective students in the past is that CNR is a small school with big
opportunities. Because our campus is small your professors will
know you by your first name, and you will get special attention that
you would not be able to get at a big university. The College of New
Rochelle is a place where students can find advisors, alumnae, and
professors who are constantly thinking of internship, scholarship, and
work opportunities for students. Anyone who decides to come to CNR
would be wise to take advantage of the wide array of opportunities
are your plans for after you graduate?
I know that I do not want to
go to graduate school right away. I have been looking at Peace Corps
opportunities, as well as programs offered by the Institute of
International Education. What I know for sure is that I am not done
traveling, learning, and seeing the world. I would like to travel and
work overseas for several years and go to graduate school.
find out if CNR is the right choice
for you, please contact:
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805