MIDWEST REGION PROFILE
Kaity Sliger ’10
Midwest Admissions Coordinator
Account Manager, USA TODAY
William Smith Soccer Team
Facilitator, Acquaintance Rape Awareness
HWS Investment Society
Student Worker, Career Services
Study Abroad, South America
Major/Minors: Economics/International Relations and Latin American Studies
Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges because I felt as though a liberal arts education would help make me a well-rounded individual and would also prepare me for a strong and successful career. I was drawn to the small class sizes, the array of extracurricular activities, and the strong sense of community.
How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I stay connected by attending Chicago based events, keeping in touch with professors and colleagues, and keeping up on current news through the HWS newsletters and website.
What makes the Colleges special? What made HWS so special to me was the level of personalization within the classroom and the Colleges’ close knit community. I always felt as though my professors truly wanted to see me succeed and would spend extra time with me whenever I needed it. There is no flying under the radar at HWS; everyone is held accountable and truly encouraged to follow their passions.
Why do you give back to HWS? I give back to HWS because I want other students to be afforded the same opportunities that I experienced during my time at the Colleges. HWS truly would not be the place it is without the support of Alumni. I enjoy watching my alma matter continue to grow and succeed with our help.
What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? I believe there are no better advocates for HWS than recent Alumni. It is my goal to connect alumni within the Midwest region with potential new students. It is also my goal to build a stronger community of HWS alumni, students, and parents within the region.
What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? My advice would be to try something as far away from your comfort zone as possible. Join a new club, participate in an intramural sports league, or plan to study abroad. These unique opportunities will allow you to not only further your education, but also achieve the longest lasting memories of your college experience.