Addison Smith ’22
Majors: Spanish and Politics and International Affairs
When Addison Smith ’22 came to Furman for a tour of the campus, he “just fell in love with it,” he says. “I could feel the sense of community when we drove in the gates. I’ve felt that every day since I’ve been here.”
- Becomes an admissions ambassador, giving tours of campus to prospective students.
- Joins orientation staff to extend his leadership experience, named an orientation leader his sophomore, junior and senior years.
- First year, joins the two-year Shucker Institute for leadership development, serves as programs and events coordinator his junior year.
- Summer after first year, becomes the
first intern with Carly Fiorina Enterprises in Alexandria, Virginia, with financial support from the internship office.
- Joins The Riley Institute’s Advance Team, helping plan and organize the campus visits of high-level national speakers.
- Sophomore year was elected Student Government Association president of his class.
- Joins Heller Service Corps, a volunteer public service organization with more than 800 student members. Joins the leadership team in his sophomore year. His junior year, becomes director of programs. As a senior, becomes student director of the organization.
- The summer between sophomore and junior years, volunteers with the Greenville Hispanic Alliance, serving as a translator and helping migrants complete naturalization paperwork.
- Mentors and tutors Hispanic youth in Greenville.
- The same summer, is a research fellow investigating the effects of COVID-19 on immigration to the United States.
- Summer before senior year works at the lobbying firm McGuireWoods Consulting in Washington, D.C.
- Applying to law school and to teach English in Spain.
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