September 08, 2017
Balancing two majors can be a challenge. Political science and theatre double major Fatima Faris '17 juggled performances, homework and extracurricular activities, however, with the help of a great faculty advisor.
"It was sometimes hard to divide myself equally between the two departments. A lot of students double major because of the support in place here, and I luckily had an advisor in the political science department that I went to for scheduling, de-stressing and advice," Faris says.
Faris says she especially enjoyed her political science classes, including World Affairs: Statecraft, which uses case studies and current events to examine why nations behave the way they do.
"That class really allowed me to get in touch with my competitive side in a mostly healthy way, while still applying the themes we learned in the class to the simulation," she says.
This motivation and drive helped her to land a job at Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I.
"This position will allow me to use my theatre major to teach theatre classes at inner city schools, as well as classes students attend at the theatre itself," says Faris of the one-year internship.
When her internship is over, she plans to attend law school.