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Hometown: Fishkill, NY
Major: Psychology w/Concentration in Criminal Justice
Class of 2018

Cassie Walters ’18


What is your major and intended career path?
I am studying Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. I hope to work with criminals in the future to know why they commit crimes, specifically a Behavioral Analyst.

What factors helped you choose Southern Vermont College?
I really like the small class size and the close relationship that are developed between professors and students. This makes it easier to approach them with any questions or concerns.

How would you describe your academic experience?
My overall academic experience has been positive! I love the small classes and hands-on learning and discussion- based class design. In my opinion, it is much better than to sit in a lecture with 500 other students.

Can you describe one of your best memories at SVC?
I loved organizing the game of Humans vs Zombies (campus-wide game of tag) as a member of Residence Hall Association (RHA). Also, playing the game was even better!

Are there any notable accomplishments that you would like to share?

During my freshman year my grades slipped…a ton. BUT with a lot of hard work and receiving help from my professors I was able to raise my GPA up to a 3.0 by the end of my sophomore year.

Do you work on campus? If so, can you describe your experience?
I work as a Campus Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. I love being a Campus Ambassador, because it gives me the opportunity to show off my campus; which I enjoy and take so much pride in! I am also an Orientation Leader for the Admissions Office. Being an Orientation Leader is really fun because I’m able to get students pumped up to be starting in the fall!

Do you have any advice for incoming students?
If you are nervous about making new friends, my best advice to give would be to get active on campus. There are many opportunities here at SVC. If you want to join a sport you can. There are also many clubs to choose from to be a part of. Even in classes you will be able to make plenty of new friends through group projects. Take a deep breath, keep your chin up, and simply say, “hi!”

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