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Get to Know a Shark: Sara


Meet Sara! Sara transferred to Simmons and is a junior. Double-majoring in Psychology and Finance, Sara is a serious go-getter!

Read on to find out more about Sara's Simmons experience.

Why did you choose Simmons College?
Simmons offered me a school where students were academically focused, but I could still enjoy all that Boston has to offer! I knew I wanted to be in Boston, but I also wanted a small school. Simmons was the perfect combo.
What kinds of activities are you involved in at Simmons?
I'm an ambassador (which is what we call tour guides at Simmons) and heavily involved in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. I'm a member of the Honors Program and Honors Liaison and I'm also a part of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Dance Project where I take jazz and tap classes with students from the other five colleges in the consortium.
If you could choose one adjective to describe the Simmons student body, which would you choose?
Driven. Every Simmons student is passionate about whatever she is studying.
Tell us about your majors(s)/minor(s).
I'm a Psychology and Finance double major with a minor in Public Policy. I've always been interested in Psychology and had planned on majoring in it since applying to college. I also came to Simmons with plans to major in Management, but I discovered that I was really good with numbers, so I decided to focus more on Finance. My Public Policy minor wasn't planned, but I took Intro to American Politics during the election year and really enjoyed it so I figured why not?
What has been your favorite class and why?
I really loved my accounting class. It was the one that solidified my choice to be a Finance major because I loved the numbers and had a great professor. I know, I'm a nerd.
What is your dream?
Just to be successful and happy. I know that's really broad, but I'm not sure what I want to do after college quite yet. I just want to be able to apply what I've learned at Simmons to a job that I enjoy!
What is one piece of advice you would give to a high school senior applying to colleges?
My biggest piece of advice would be to hang out in a dining hall or another busy area at the school when you visit and just people-watch. Do you see people that you could picture yourself being friends with? When I visited Simmons, I saw students that looked like me and I felt like I could relate to them, which was really what solidified Simmons as my first choice.
What do you do for fun on weekends?
A typical weekend for me usually includes heading off campus and exploring Boston. My favorite activities include exploring Newbury Street and going to Red Sox games! I was at the game when the Red Sox clinched the AL East, which was pretty amazing! If you've never been to Fenway it's definitely worth a trip.
Do you live on or off campus?
I have lived on campus every year and I plan on staying on campus through my senior year. I've had a great experience, especially with my roommate. We were matched up by Residence Life when we came to Simmons and have lived together ever since; we even have the same birthday!
What's it like attending a women's college?
I wasn't looking for a women's college specifically when I applied. I wanted a small school where the student body's top priority is academics, which just so happened to be a women's college for me. The student population at Simmons was what really drew me in. I wanted my peers to care as much about their courses as I did, but still want to be involved both on and off campus. I've met some incredible people here, and I know that this is where I was supposed to end up!

By Andrea Gimler on January 21, 2014 11:55 AM
Category: Spotlight: Students