St. Michael's is called home to many different types of people with various types of backgrounds. Everyone can find a home on campus with so many clubs and activities offered. One place where I have found and created a family-like atmosphere is in the Computer Science department.
Being a computer science major at St. Michael's is one of my favorite things about campus. We are such a small major that everyone knows each other. Any time I get stuck on homework or a lab assignment, I know who the upperclassmen are that have taken the class before and those in my class.
Also, after the intro class, the class sizes (4-10 students) are very small which is helpful when I don't understand something. We can easily figure out a time when we can all meet to work on homework together or study for an exam. With our class being so small we generally can schedule a review
session or are able to walk into an office hour with the professor so we can make sure we
Last semester I had three classes with another computer science major and we spent a lot of time together studying, going over homework, and preparing for an exam together. This year three of my classes have two to three of the same people in them so we always go over homework before turning it in.
As I said before the computer science department is like a second family. At the beginning of the year, the department members host a dinner for those part of the major. It is a nice relaxing time to catch up and meet others in the major. We spend so much time together and all get along so well that I would recommend becoming one to someone interested in it at St. Mike's.
TIP: When starting out in a major, get to know others in that field of study - people in your grade and those above. Knowing people will not only make your classes more enjoyable but if you get stuck or want a study buddy you can then find someone to work with you.