University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame


Nicole Masiello

Take advantage of all the opportunities available through FYS. Coming into my first year, I was intimidated by many of professors because they were so distinguished. Participating in a Den Dialogue discussion allowed me to get to know a professor informally, which definitely eased my intimidation. It was a great opportunity to meet a professor whose class I will be taking in the future and hear a scholar’s opinion on an issue that interested me. I was nervous before I went, but I’m so glad I decided to participate in this program.

Don’t be afraid to try new things! You’re no longer expected to do everything you did in high school, and there are SO many clubs at Notre Dame. Sign up for something new that you always wanted to do, but never got around to getting involved with, or just something that sounds interesting- but be careful not to sign up for too many things at the activity fair, your inbox will get very full very fast!

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