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“Rutgers is a school with endless opportunities. Each campus is diverse as well as our student body. Rutgers challenges you inside and outside of the classroom to grow.”
Erin is a meteorology major
Meteorology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Erin's Story

Entering from a high school graduating class of just 65 students, Erin (admittedly introverted) discovered her new self at Rutgers. Through activities such as Rutgers Dance Marathon, Greek life, and RU-tv (to name a few) she challenged herself to break out of her shell, earning top internship experiences in the process.  

What was your greatest academic achievement?

If you met me in high school, I would have told you I was going to major in meteorology. I have stuck with it and will be graduating with a degree in meteorology. However, I like to say it wasn’t my classroom experiences that single-handedly helped me reach my goal of interning with the National Weather Service. My extracurricular involvement has taught me many skills that I would have never gained from the classroom alone.

Who had the biggest impact on you during your time at Rutgers–New Brunswick?

I still think back to the student, Claudia, who was my tour guide when I visited Rutgers. She was a meteorology student that gave me that first-year experience. She told me the opportunities are endless. I live by those words each day finding or learning something new. I now look up to those in my clubs and organizations to listen to their advice they could share as a student here.

Why should an admitted student choose Rutgers–New Brunswick?

Rutgers is a school with endless opportunities. Each campus is diverse as well as our student body. Rutgers challenges you inside and outside of the classroom to grow. You’re a valued student who has the opportunity to make a big school feel small by getting involved and being active on campus. It’s all about the Scarlet Knight experience, whether you’re in the classroom or cheering on the football team with up to 52,000 other fans.

Erin's activities on campus:

Instructor, First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS)

President, Rutgers Meteorology Club

RU-tv WeatherWatcher