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My name is Kat and I’m a senior. Four years ago I started searching for a college that was challenging yet had a community atmosphere at the same time. The moment I stepped on Hanover’s campus I knew that this was where I wanted to be.
I fell in love with the Political Science department here and chose to major in it. Then I learned about some of the amazing opportunities HC has for off-campus study and chose to spend a semester in Washington D.C. I spent the day working at an internship that gave me real world work experience in my major and took two classes a week with graduate school level professors. I quickly realized that HC prepares its students extremely well for life after college by keeping its standards high and providing many opportunities for growth in campus involvement.
Being a senior is supposed to be stressful and terrifying, so I’ve heard, but after three years here I wake up feeling like I can take on any challenge and I look forward to my last adventures at HC.
By Katherine Rompf on May 9, 2011
I’ve been wrapping up my senior year with the typical job search and graduate school applications. However, instead of flying blindly I decided to talk to Hanover’s Career Center and alumni from the grad school I want to attend who could give me the ins and outs. They really gave me a perspective on the many opportunities that grad school can […]
By Katherine Rompf on April 11, 2011
Well it has finally warmed up at Hanover and today was beautiful! Everyone loves spring here because of things like intramural sports, games on The Quad and the general splendor of life on a (basically) nature reserve. There are many hiking trails on campus and students regularly take advantage of them. Several Hanover students have taken it […]
By Katherine Rompf on March 23, 2011
Every major has a different set of Comps, which is a series of tests, or an Independent Study (IS), which is a large research project. For political science majors, it’s a research project. It seems really scary when people tell you that you’ll have to do it one day but by the time you actually get to it, it’s […]
By Katherine Rompf on February 25, 2011
One of the things that Hanover is awesome about is making sure we get the breaks we need. We get an entire week off halfway through the semester, which means we never have to focus on academics for more than about 6 weeks at a time.It’s like taking a complete mental breather after a long […]
By Katherine Rompf on February 15, 2011
The best place to be on Valentine’s Day is definitely a sorority house. Here at Chi Omega, we take the holiday pretty seriously. Almost every one of my sisters received flowers from their boyfriends and even our house mother, Mom Sue, bought us all boxes of chocolate and red carnations. However, every year February 14th inevitably […]
By Katherine Rompf on January 25, 2011
A year ago today, I packed up my car to drive to D.C. for the semester. I was so nervous about leaving all of my friends in order to spend four months in the real world, but I was excited for all of the new things I’d get to experience. Through The Washington Center, I had […]
By Katherine Rompf on November 30, 2010
Best part of the break: seeing the babies!
By Katherine Rompf on November 22, 2010
Thanksgiving Break is always a much needed one. We’ve all had weeks and weeks of solid homework and definitely need the time off. However, what I am most excited about is coming back to campus after the break. When I get back, my sisters and I will decorate our sorority house! We string lights all over the […]
By Katherine Rompf on November 17, 2010
I attended an alumni panel discussion about community organizing and advocacy. It was sponsored by the Hanover College Career Center to give some insight about potential career paths after college, specifically in community activism. The two alumni present were anthropology and sociology majors and talked a lot about their decisions after Hanover. They both knew […]
By Katherine Rompf on November 8, 2010
Well I dared to spend the weekend of Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C., for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s rally. More than 200,000 people showed up for one epic comedy show. The Mall was jam packed with people all the way from the front of the Capitol Building (where the stage was) to way past […]
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