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Kaitlyn Malek, Honors Peer Mentor
Hometown: Cleveland, OH.
Major: Biology (Pre-Medicine)
What do you like most about being an Honors student?
The Honors College has encouraged me to explore other subjects which can be difficult to do with my science major. The Honors courses I have taken have pushed me to become a more well-rounded student. In addition, the Honors College offers a plethora of opportunities that I would not have otherwise had.
Leadership and involvement at STATE:
I am in a sorority, Sigma Kappa, where I serve as the Vice President of Finance. I am in Student Government Association’s Senate and serve as the chairwoman of Academic Affairs. I serve as secretary for the American Chemical Society. Other organizations I am involved with as a general member are the President’s Scholars Association, Tri-Beta, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.
What advice do you have for incoming Honors students?
My biggest two pieces of advice for incoming Honors freshman is firstly, to be honest with yourself about your schedule and don’t overcommit to too many things, although I recommend joining at least one organization. Secondly, try and push yourself to meet as many people in your major as you can. Obviously, you will meet a lot of people with different academic pursuits through Honors, but it can be helpful to surround yourself with individuals who share similar ambitions. I’ve met my best friends through my major and we all support each other, even when we are pursuing different goals.
Greg Bierly, Dean
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