Sarah Beresik ’15

Admissions Counselor

Coming from a high school of only 400 students, I felt like Washington College was a perfect fit. With about 1,450 students, Washington College takes pride in making its students feel like more than a number. 

With more than 40 majors, it’s easy to find something that interests you. Aside from outstanding academics, Washington College offers a variety of different clubs and organizations that enable you explore new interests, have fun, and build relationships with other students and staff—as well as the residents of Chestertown and Kent County.

As a student at WAC (you’ll learn the lingo when you visit), I was able to continue playing a varsity sport and join a plethora of clubs, all while getting a top-notch education from professors who took time to get to know me and my classmates personally. In fact, after Hurricane Sandy devastated my community at the Jersey shore, my coach and one of my professors called to make sure my family was safe!

As a Sociology Major, with a Concentration in Social Welfare, I was able to pursue my love of helping others through three different internships and hands-on classes taken at the college. I was fortunate enough to work with the Judy Center at H.H. Garnett Elementary, which is only a few blocks from campus, where I tutored kindergarteners in the alphabet. And, a bit further from campus, I was one of 17 students who journeyed to Cuba during winter break to study and gain insight into a culture that had been closed to Americans for over 50 years. Experiences like these are just a few of the opportunities Washington offers that will get you (or keep you) thinking outside the box!  

Undergraduate Highlights

  • Major:  B.A. in Sociology, Concentration: Social Welfare
  • Varsity Volleyball
  • Student – Athlete Mentor
  • Sister of Alpha Chi Omega
  • Sociology (AKD) and Education (PLT) Honor Societies
  • Cater Society of Junior Fellows
  • Student Ambassador

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