When I first toured Syracuse, I looked at my parents and brother and said, “No.” Four years later, I couldn’t imagine attending any other school. Every college pamphlet should read, “College: the fastest four years of your life.” Syracuse University gave me everything I wanted and provided me with an amazing college experience.
My random roommate turned into my best friend and sister (and we’re still roommates). I joined a sorority and found a second family who acted as a constant support system, and I know I can rely on them even after graduation. I mastered balancing my social life with my academic life, and earned my degree in Magazine Journalism with minors in Nutrition and Sociology. Throughout my four years, I met people who turned into family and made memories that are permanently etched in my mind. Leaving campus knowing I won’t return as an undergrad will be difficult, but knowing I lived these four years to their fullest makes it easier. The color orange will forever represent the university I fell in love with.
One part of college I’ll miss the most is writing and editing for CollegeFashionista. I joined the team as a freshman, so I feel as though I grew up with the company. Working for CollegeFashionista gave me a way to pursue my love for fashion and writing, and improved both my editing and writing skills. I learned that despite Mother Nature’s cruelty, students know how to express their unique styles. Even when temperatures stalled in the single digits, Fashionista/os conquered the weather in head-turning looks. My own style evolved as I learned to take more fashion risks and found a way to blend comfort with casual-chic. CollegeFashionsta taught me to express myself through clothes and accessories, and demonstrated how fashion speaks loudly.
With graduation behind me, I am now focused on the future. I am moving to the city nicknamed after a giant fruit to pursue my dream to work for a women’s lifestyle magazine. My strong interest in fashion, beauty and fitness combined with my passion for writing and editing fuels my motivation to break into the magazine industry. Get ready New York City; I’ll be strutting down your streets shortly with my name in the masthead of one of your magazines—all while wearing a killer outfit.