December 07, 2015
Caring professors are the foundation of a Susquehanna education, according to Taylor O'Connor '15.
"They were more than just my mentors and instructors, but also my friends. I still rely on them, and most likely will throughout my life," she says.
The honors student, who majored in international studies and French, came to Susquehanna because of the liberal arts education and the requirement that all students study in a different culture for at least two weeks.
She says the Global Opportunities (GO) program helped introduce her to the diversity of our world and gave her the skills to succeed.
"There is no environment better than Susquehanna to foster your intellectual creativity," O'Connor says.
The new graduate is working as a private French tutor and at an independent bookstore while applying to doctoral programs in French studies.
"Tutoring has allowed me an outlet to continue my French education. This experience has made me optimistic about taking my teaching career to the next level," she says.
O'Connor said she especially enjoyed the natural science course she took through the Honors Program.
"The way we were introduced to science and the natural world gave me an entirely new outlook on life," she says.