Melissa Moylan '09Psychology Major / Health Care Administration Minor
Why I Chose a Small College
While I originally thought that I would attend a large university, I could not be happier with my decision to attend a small college. Stonehill has allowed me to form relationships with professors and administrators that I probably would not have had elsewhere.
Though it is a small college there are so many opportunities available and I have been involved in various activities and clubs, including women's rugby, which has been a huge part of my time here at Stonehill.
A Career in Counseling
I declared Psychology as my major and I can not praise the department and its professors enough. I always knew that I was interested in Psychology but through the classes I have taken in the past few years it has become something I am passionate about. Each class I have taken towards my major has been a challenging and rewarding experience.
The Counseling Practicum that I've been in for the past two semesters has inspired me to pursue a career in counseling. Through this course I have had two internships in which I have been able to gain a further familiarity with the field and it has made me eager to begin a counseling career.
What Women's Rugby Has Meant to Me
My decision to play rugby freshman year has been another wonderful experience that has influenced me greatly. Though it does not have varsity status, the Women's Rugby Club here at Stonehill is extremely dedicated and has seen a lot of success in the past four years. Through playing rugby I have met my best friends, competed in an amazing sport, and played in national tournaments.
Playing rugby has also really helped me to learn to manage my time and shown me how dedication and hard work can really pay off.
Self-Awareness and Confidence
In my four years at Stonehill I have gained much more than a wonderful education. My experiences within my major, along with my extracurricular activities, have helped me to come to truly understand myself and given me the confidence to pursue my passions.
Melissa is from Yarmouth, Maine.
Photo credit: James Rutuelo '09