As a child, I always dreamed about being a veterinarian and Cal Poly has offered me a hands-on opportunity to study animals. With their focus on learning by doing and their variety of extracurriculars, I know that Cal Poly will allow me to thrive as Notre Dame has. Although I will be leaving Notre Dame, I will take the skills that ND has instilled in me to succeed in my future endeavors.
When I visited UC Berkeley, I was captivated by its passion and its down-to-earth atmosphere. Notre Dame has helped me mature into a more caring and confident person, and it has instilled within me a passion for learning, community outreach and social justice. I am thrilled to continue growing academically and as a person in UC Berkeley. Go Bears!
Notre Dame has changed my life in so many incredible ways! ND sparked my passion for performing arts, leadership, social justice and education. I've made lifelong friends and mentors under Notre Dame's loving and constantly supportive environment. Notre Dame has made me the young woman I am today and for that, I am forever grateful. Thank you.
Davis provides a good pathway for my career plan with the added bonus of being close to home which is why I felt it was a good choice. I also love the area, both in and off campus, and believe it is the best place for me to spend my next four years! Notre Dame has taught me so much about being a woman of impact and I hope to further improve upon that not only throughout my journey at Davis, but through my career as well.
The diverse study body, urban location, and honors program were just a few things that drew me to San Jose State. The honors program is a cultivation of the the arts, literature, philosophy and history. I will thrive at SJSU because of ND's holistic education and empowering values. I am forever grateful for Notre Dame for teaching me the importance of service, leadership and social justice. Go Spartans!
My swim coach always told me that "It is not a matter of if but when." I applied that principle to my college decision process. Xavier University in Cincinnati has been by top choice school since my freshman year. Xavier allowed me to differ my college acceptance for a year which allows me to take classes at West Valley and work at the same time. The college process is less black and I white than I ever could have expected, but Notre Dame has prepared us well to be able to navigate.
After visiting Santa Clara, I realized that the students there shared a similar story to mine, and inspired me to work hard and pursue my passions. These aspirations have led me to realize that the only place I have to go is up! Notre Dame gave me the foundation I needed to become my own kind of leader and try new things. I know these skills will stay with me for college and beyond!
As I was pondering what college to attend, my mind kept wandering back to USF with its diverse and welcoming community - an environment I was already familiar with. If there is anything that Notre Dame has taught me, it is that the challenges that will come from this new experience can be conquered. By applying the same strength and perseverance I learned here, I know that my journey will be a good one.
I chose Saint Mary's because I knew I would fit in there as soon as I visited the campus. I really love what they have to offer, and the close knit community, which is just like ND. Notre Dame has taught me so much in my past two years being here such as how to be a leader, a social justice advocate, and how stand up for what I believe in.
Notre Dame taught me to be more outgoing. I came to ND as a shy girl but am leaving as a more talkative person. I opened up to trying new things as my days at Notre Dame passed, from being a part of theater, being an ambassador and recently joining the softball team. I chose San Jose State because it is still in the heart of downtown like ND and there are many opportunities to explore in the bay area.
After stepping foot onto Dominican's campus, I knew it was exactly where I wanted to go for college. I felt like I was at home, and it was the same feeling I have every time I step foot on the Notre Dame campus. I'm excited to continue to my college journey and Notre Dame has given me the confidence and bravery to pursue my dreams as a life-long learner.
I came into high school shy and unsure of what I wanted to do, but now I am graduating as a confident young woman. ND has helped me grow my ability to assert myself and to fake confidence until I know what I'm doing. I chose RPI because it will help me continue developing the skills I've grown at ND and learn new technical skills. They have open labs and tons of clubs that interest me, such as Engineers without Borders.
The moment I stepped foot onto Northwestern’s campus, I felt the same sense of community and inclusivity that I felt as a freshman coming into Notre Dame. Northwestern’s curriculum, along with the limitless amount of opportunities for social justice, community outreach, and volunteering, will help me continue to be the woman of impact Notre Dame has shaped me into becoming today. Go ‘Cats!
I chose to attend UCLA because of the amazing research and internship opportunities, and unique culture of promoting innovation to spur social change. LA is a hub for technology, and I am really excited to explore my abilities to make an impact there. Thanks to Notre Dame, I've become more confident, and feel prepared for the challenges I'll face in college. Go Bruins!
SCU has always held a special place in my heart and has been the school that I’ve wanted to attend ever since I was in kindergarten. SCU promotes the development of strong, innovative leaders who strive to make meaningful change in our world, and realizing this made me want to become a Bronco even more. ND has given me the confidence to pursue any field of study, and I know that SCU will provide me with the tools I need in order to make the most of every opportunity.
Both ND and the College of Engineering at Boston University emphasize being a lifelong learner. The city of Boston is a major biotech hub, home to innovative and interdisciplinary research and internship opportunities to perpetuate my learning and development. The new environment will continue to challenge me academically and personally - a challenge I am wholeheartedly ready to take on thanks to ND.
When I visited, I immediately noticed how kind and supportive the environment was and how the students were passionate about their school and their studies. Their enthusiasm made me really excited about the opportunities and experiences I could have there. The past four years at ND have helped me to become confident and engaged in social justice issues, and I believe Wash U will be a great place for me to continue this journey!
USC is my dream school and has values that correspond with my own. Its community has the resources to support me in all ways necessary. My time spent at Notre Dame provided me with a flexible and supportive environment to explore my passions and gifts. I will take the values of leadership and social justice I learned from Notre Dame, as well as my multicultural perspective, to my new Trojan family.
Each student has the opportunity to develop her leadership skills within the co-curricular program of her choice. Students develop voice and experience in our empowering environment.
In the midst of a rapidly changing world, Notre Dame's spirit and traditions remain. Whether donning crazy costumes for Spirit Week, walking downtown to attend mass, or swaying arm-in-arm while singing the alma mater, generations of women have upheld these traditions and called Notre Dame home.
Notre Dame's progressive culture of solution-finding, resource-sharing, skill-building and partnerships promotes curiosity and creativity within a unique learning environment.
A Notre Dame education extends well beyond the footprint of our downtown San Jose campus, out into the tenth largest city in the United States and the thriving center of Silicon Valley.
Well over 300 seniors, juniors and their guests enjoyed a beautiful night of laughter, dancing and great food at this year's prom. The event, attended by 89% percent of the Class of 2017 Ravens, had a Beauty & the Beast theme complete with singing greeters and giant cutlery!
Congratulations to alumna Mary Quilici Aumack '75 who was honored at the Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence dinner last week. There to cheer her on and volunteer at the event were our future women of influence, seniors from the Class of 2017! Also joining us were Sister Rosalie Pizzo, SNDdeN from the Class of 1952 and board member Katie Zazueta '87!
Last week the Notre Dame community gathered for the last all-school mass of the year in the Cathedral Basilica of St Joseph. This joyful liturgy included the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Working with The Tech Museum, seniors Jasmine Gupta and Mallika Yelswarapu focused their Senior Service Learning project on girls in STEM. More specifically, on creating long term support systems to help girls stay involved in STEM fields.