Kathryn Miller ’18 is studying citizenship & civic engagement and policy studies at the Maxwell School. She is from Doylestown, PA and transferred to Syracuse in the fall of 2014.
Kathryn is involved with University 100, the Syracuse University American Red Cross Club, and the Syracuse Women’s Club Lacrosse Team. She has interned at the Central New York United Way and the Office of Admissions.
What is your favorite thing about Syracuse?
My favorite thing about Syracuse is the sense of campus community that we have. I can walk through campus and always see at least 3 or more people that I know. Going to a larger school but still being able to know people and say hi on the way to class or to grab a bite to eat always makes me smile, knowing I can catch up with people throughout the day. Building off of this, my absolute favorite part is when the sun is shining (whether it is warmer or not) and students and friends are all out on the Quad or in the various areas of grass throughout campus just hanging out with their fellow students and friends. It makes the campus seem a bit smaller.
If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about Syracuse, what it would be?
Take advantage of all of the resources that this campus has to offer. Whether it be one of the 300+ student organizations, offices all over campus that are here to better your time or your future career choices, your papers in the writing center, or just checking in at Schine to get your resume or cover letter checked. This campus is here to assist you in all of your needs and is willing to help you in any matter. There are students that have never been to any of these locations, or haven’t ever asked for help, so I’d tell the new students or transfers that taking advantage of these resources will benefit your collegiate experience and improve your time here, without question.
Good morning Syracuse!!! My name is Kathryn Miller (but you can call me Kat) and I am a senior studying Citizenship & Civic Engagement and Policy Studies in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs! For the next week, you’re going to be seeing a slice of my life and learn about my experiences here at Syracuse! I am a transfer student to SU, but I am originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania (go birds)! During the academic year, I have the pleasure of keeping busy in a variety of activities that we offer here on campus; I am a co-captain of the Syracuse women’s club lacrosse team and serve as the external Chief of Staff of Student Association! I also have the honor of being a University 100 tour guide here on campus and was a Senior Intern for the Office of Admissions. I’m super excited to be sharing my life with you this week and for you to get a glimpse of what my experience at this wonderful university has been like. This picture is from our spring reception for newly admitted students!! We are welcoming over 1,400 admitted students and their families to campus this week, I’m super excited to meet as many of them as I can! -KM #syracuseuniversity #syracusebound @syracuseu @artsciencessu #maxwell #cusenation #classof2018
Good morning everyone! One of my favorite places that I’ve been able to spend my four years studying is at the Maxwell School! There are so many amazing programs within this school it was so hard for me to choose, but my freshman/ transfer year I was able to take PAF 101 which opened the flood gates to my passion for public service and policy studies. Professor Bill Coplin has always been a huge help in all of my endeavors and really allowed me to explore my interests through this course! If you’re looking for a great class to take next fall where you can have this beautiful view as you walk up to lecture a few days a week, I recommend it to every student, no matter what your course of study may be! The coursework at this university is amazing, and I’m SO glad I’ve gotten the opportunity to spend time here. This won’t be the last you see of Eggers hall and Maxwell hall this week, stay tuned later today to see more! -KM • • • #maxwell #syracuse #artsandscience #lincoln #cusenation
Inside the halls of Maxwell, I am a Citizenship & Civic Engagement major, which is the newest major in the Maxwell school! This is a picture of me and my cohort working on our senior action plans! Each CCE student is responsible for choosing a project or area of study and can create any product they want from it! This group of people is absolutely amazing (and they’re not all even pictured!!) and we have worked so hard around the Syracuse community with various organizations as interns, volunteers and temporary employees to enhance both our personal experiences and our action plans. My action plan was to work with the Sustainability Office and the student body living in residence halls on campus to promote energy efficiency and becoming mindful of our carbon footprint! SU plans to be carbon neutral by 2040, and our students play a great role in this. CCE is an amazing experience and I’m so thankful for the lifelong friends I’ve made in the program. -KM • • • #syracuse #greencampus #energy #maxwell #actionplan @artsciencessu
one of my favorite experiences that I’ve been a part of here at Syracuse is Student Association. At the beginning of the semester, I had the privilege of joining SA and am one of the two Chief of Staff members. (hi Janine!!) Pictured here are the members of our cabinet and assembly of the 61st legislative session. Student Association is an amazing way to get involved on campus and help create positive changes and get your voice heard at the place that means so much to all of us. This week are elections for our new President, Vice President and Comptroller candidates! If you log on to your MySlice, you can vote for your next elected officials of SA! This organization does so many wonderful projects, I’m honored to be apart of it and for this group of people to welcome me into their family this semester. If you want your voices heard and to be involved in something amazing, vote today!! Voting will close tomorrow on MySlice so don’t waste a moment! You can find members of SA in Whitman today tabling for students to vote! -KM • • • #studentassociation #syracuse #elections #studentgovernment #cuse
For as long as I can remember, I have been an athlete. For about 18 years now, I’ve been playing lacrosse (it feels crazy saying that!!) When I transferred to Syracuse, I tried out for the club lacrosse team. I didn’t have any friends quite yet at school, I was still really adjusting, and then I tried out and immediately felt at home. As a four year player, I’ve gotten to spend time with amazing women at this school. We all are involved in so many different things, but a few days a week we come together and play the sport we’ve loved for such a long time. We travel all over the east coast, and this spring semester finished 6-3, one of our best seasons ever! These are just a few pictures of my time playing lacrosse here and some of the amazing teammates I’ve gotten to play with. Being a leader on this team has been an honor, and as we had our last tournament this past weekend, I’m so excited for where the program is going to go! I highly recommend if you want to try out for a club team here at SU, do it! It’s one of the most enjoyable experiences of my collegiate career, and these girls absolutely have my heart. -KM • • • #cuse #clubsports #syracuse #otto #senior
An experience that I am truly grateful for was my transfer opportunity. As a transfer student to the university, we have a unique opportunity to live with other transfers from all over the country and share our first year experience together. Pictured is my roommate, Isabel, and our other amazing friend and floor-mate Andrew! After our transfer year, we stayed living on south campus together and kept very close in touch being in side-by-side units! Coming from all different universities and backgrounds, transfer students have the chance to get involved in so many activities and bond together through our love for SU. I am so grateful for meeting these two grads, as well as so many other transfer students! -KM • • • #transfer #syracuseuniversity #cusenation #skyhall #friends
I really wasn’t able to pick just one picture, so here are a few from my time of being a student ambassador in University 100. I touched on it earlier this week, but this organization has given me so much. Giving tours to prospective and admitted students and their families is such a life changing experience. If you love @syracuseu and you want to be a face of the university and talk to students from all over the world, consider becoming a tour guide!! -KM • • • #cuse #tour #university100 #ambassadors #orange
well Syracuse…it has been such a blast taking over the instagram this week and sharing a piece of my life with you! I am so grateful for this university and all of the phenomenal students and professors that i have made everlasting relationships with along the way. While graduation is just 29 short days away, I have reflected on my last four years all week with you as you’ve followed my journey! If you guys want to share your experience, feel free to apply!!! And just to finish out the week, here is a picture of my rescue pup, Bear! You can catch us at the women’s building or on a run all over campus 😊 he loves Otto and is a huge sports fan!! It’s been real ‘Cuse, see you soon!! -KM • • • #cuse #puppies #syracuse #transfer #orangenation