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George Gabriel

Class of 2014
Major/Minor
American Studies / Political Science

Q&A

Hometown: Cambridge, United Kingdom

What do you do for a campus job or work study?

I work in the school’s Office of College Relations and Marketing. I help co-ordinate the school’s social media presences, construct press releases for upcoming campus events, and write student spotlight stories for the website. I also referee and help run intramural soccer.

 

Have you had any internship, research or study abroad experiences?

You could call my very presence at WAC a study abroad experience, because I am an international student from the United Kingdom. I studied in England for two years before transferring to Washington College, in the north of England at the University of Hull. I want to go into the writing/marketing industry, so I view my job here on campus as a great paid internship as well. 

 

How has WC changed your life? Or, what does WC mean to you?

It’s a small school with a big heart. That makes all the difference both in the classroom and on the athletics field; professors have an interest in sporting events and how your team is doing, and your coaches are always keen to help you with classes and academic issues. You can’t get that at bigger schools, and the attention you get at WAC creates immeasurable benefits.

What’s it like living in Chestertown?

Chestertown has made me realise the power of the small community. I didn’t think I’d enjoy myself in a tiny, rural place like this, but I was very quickly made aware of just how valuable that can be. Seeing familiar faces wherever you go, speaking to local business owners and residents, coming together for good and for bad; the Washington College community is like a home away from home.

Campus Involvement

Varsity Men’s Soccer
Washington College Review Contributor
Student Worker in the Office of College Relations and Marketing
International Student

Huffington Post Blog Writer