Admission Senior Intern Alyssa Goard

Alyssa Goard

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Activities, Clubs, and Jobs on Campus: Cross Country, Schwa, Kappa Alpha Theta, IM Frisbee, getting mochas at the Patisserie and spending time with friends

What advice do you have for prospective students?  Think deeply about the type of person you would like to be 4 years from now. With that in mind, take time to enjoy the college exploration and application process. There is a lot of fun to be had along the way! Use your time choosing and entering a college to reflect on who you are and where you're going--you'll notice some pretty huge personal changes and growth between your time applying for college and your fist few months in school.

What special skills do you have?  Outside of Whitman, I have honed my professional skills in a number of different areas. Since the summer of my freshman year, I have worked as a flight attendant on a plane that makes regular trips between California and Hawaii.

I have also enjoyed honing my journalistic skills in broadcast newsrooms during my breaks from college. I have worked in 2 local TV newsrooms in the Bay Area and worked for PBS NewsHour during my semester in Washington, D.C.

What is a Whitman memory that makes you smile?  My freshman year I lived in North Hall, which housed both first years and upper classmen. Our Hall used most of our section funds to have chai tea nights, which brightened my weeks. We would make a giant cauldron of homemade chai tea with our own special recipe. The first years and the super-cool upperclassmen students I idolized would sit together, sipping chai, doing puzzles, and discussing our lives. Chai will forever be one of my favorite beverages because it reminds me of the simple bliss of evenings spent bringing all of my favorite people together in North.