People

    Senior Profile: Paige Kelly

    Major?
    Magazine journalism, with minors in policy studies and sociology

    Hometown?
    Syracuse, NY

    What makes you the happiest?
    I’m happiest when I’m doing work I’m passionate about, in nature, or with my friends and family.

    How’d you become a Spider?
    I applied the summer before my sophomore year. I got a rejection letter by accident, but then Jono emailed me for an interview!

    What are your plans after graduation?
    I am not sure of my plans right now, but I hope to work in public affairs, either a non-profit, think tank, government, or campaign.

    What’s one thing you’ve learned from working at Spiders that you think will help you in the future?
    Spiders taught computer skills that I have used in all my internships and that I know I will use in the future. The experience here is so relevant to many careers—one of the reasons why Spiders is so great!

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    Senior Profile: Kirsty Fraser

    Major?
    Magazine journalism with minors in psychology and information management and technology

    Hometown?
    Dundee, Scotland

    Where was your favorite place you’ve ever lived?
    Albania. Great food, beaches, and people.

    Why’d you decide to come to ‘Cuse?
    I came here for Newhouse and its journalism program, but I also wanted to live on the East Coast.

    How did you end up a Spider?
    I applied the summer before sophomore year and Spiders was the only place that would hire international students. My resume was three pages long, but Jono took a chance on me (most likely because I’m Scottish)!

    What is your favorite memory as a Spider?
    Chatting with Beth and Paige in the content publisher cube!

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    Senior Profile: Katie Canete

    Major?
    Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries (B.S.) with minors in Management Studies and Music Performance

    Hometown?
    New Providence, NJ

    If you could only listen to one music artist for the rest of your days, who would it be?
    The Reign of Kindo (If you haven’t heard of them, check them out!)

    How’d you become a part of the Spiders team?
    Former Spider Will Skalmoski reached out to me before his semester abroad asking if I’d be interested in a job. I hadn’t heard of Spiders or the Office of Marketing and Communications prior to this. The intent was that if I was hired, I’d perform his job while he was in London. After my interview, it was determined I’d actually be a better fit to eventually take on the role of Spiders Coordinator after the current Coordinator Claire Alex graduated. I joined the team as a freshman and they haven’t been able to get rid of me since.

    What was your favorite part about working here?
    Besides potlucks, I enjoyed getting to know people I likely would not have interacted with otherwise. On a bigger campus, it can be challenging to meet people outside of your dorm or your classes. But Spiders allows you to meet and collaborate with people outside of your major and year.

    Do you have any advice for current and/or future Spiders?
    Current Spiders: Be mindful of your time. Taking on a part-time job on top of classes and extracurriculars can be a lot to handle at once. Stay organized with your schedule, but be sure to make some time for fun. College can be competitive with everyone trying to be “the best” and the most successful. But remember, it’s important for your social well-being and sanity to spend time with friends. It’s worth staying up late to finish your work after spending cherished time with your pals.

    Future Spiders: Learn as much as you can. Take advantage of your time at Spiders to improve your skills and learn new ones. Ask questions. Foster conversations. Don’t be shy. This job requires more than just arriving, sitting at your desk, and leaving. Have fun and enjoy every moment!

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    Senior Profile: Connie Flores

    Major?
    Communications Design

    Hometown?
    Houston, TX

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    Senior Profile: Monica Rexach

    Major?
    Illustration

    Hometown?
    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

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