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Senior PALs

Cara Cirino, December '21

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Major: Economics

Minor: Business Analytics

Involvement: Co-Chair of the Admission Hosts Tour Guides, Vice President of Spirit Week for STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow), writer for ICTV's "After Hours"

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Even if you are struggling to figure out what you want to major in, keep in mind that there are so many paths to get you where you want to be after your time at school. College isn't just about the academic courses; clubs and organizations, research, relationships, jobs, networking... are just as important! Your career is going to be built through a combination of your passions and your area of study. Wherever you end up, make the most of all scholarly and extracurricular opportunities and bloom where you are planted!

Email me: ccirino@ithaca.edu

Emily Guderian, May '22

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Sudbury, MA

Major: Integrated Marketing Communications

Minors: Nutrition Promotion and Legal Studies

Involvement: Orientation Leader, Nutrition Club, Senior Blog for The Ithacan, Off-Campus job (Boatyard Grill)

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Find your study place, the one that makes you both productive and happy!

Email me: eguderian@ithaca.edu

Justin Lacharite, May '22

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Pronouns: He/Him

Hometown: East Granby, CT

Major: Applied Psychology

Minors: Education Studies and Counseling

Involvement: IC Unbound, HiFashion Studios, IC Unites for HER, BomberTHON, Running Club

Why I love being a PAL: I love being able to meet new learners and help guide them to a program that matches their interests!

Email me: jlacharite@ithaca.edu

Kate Delaney, May '22

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Falmouth, MA

Major: Writing

Minor: Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)

Involvement: Writing Center Tutor, Students Consulting for Nonprofits, Club Swimming, Studied Abroad in Cape Town, Internship with The History Center in Tompkins County

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Reach out! If you're interested in 10 different majors, reach out to professors or students in all 10 of them! People love to talk about their experience and would be thrilled to be a part of your process of choosing a major.

Email me: kdelaney@ithaca.edu

Kristen McBride, December '21

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Bucks County, PA

Major: Business Administration, concentrations in Marketing and Management

Minor: Communication Management and Design (CMD)

Involvement: PALs Coordinator, WICB radio DJ, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Women in Communications

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Utilize clubs as a form of exploration! If you think you may be interested in communications, join a newspaper, TV, or radio organization.

Email me: kmcbride@ithaca.edu

Tristan Berlet, May '22

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Pronouns: He/Him

Hometown: Pittsford, NY

Majors: History and Theatre Studies

Involvement: TNT Radio Productions, History Club, Jumpstart Leader

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Become friends with your professors. They are here specifically to help you, and even if you only ever have one course with them, they will be there to give you advice for your entire career.

Email me: gberlet@ithaca.edu

Zina Parikh, May '22

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Queens, NY

Majors: Economics and Philosophy & Religion

Minors: Asian American Studies and Communication Studies

Involvement: Head Learning Coach (Head Tutor) for Tutoring Services, IC Mock Trial Team

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Reach out to people! Whether it is professors, TAs, tutors, or PALs, everyone is willing to help and talk.

Email me: zparikh@ithaca.edu