Making A Long-Lasting Impact At Lynn: How Junior Continues To Leave Mark

By David Czarlinsky
Copy Editor

Megan Selfridge, a junior majoring in public relations and advertising, has developed quite a lifestyle on campus while balancing her busy schedule to become a well-rounded Fighting Knight.

Selfridge, a transfer from Rowan University, jumped right into extra-curricular activities when she stepped foot in Boca. Of her many obligations, she interns with the Social Impact Lab and the Hannifan Center for Career Connections. Additionally, Selfridge serves as part of the Office of Housing and Residence Life as a resident assistant and participates on the cross country and track team.

While it may seem like she manages to have a role in multiple places, Selfridge relates her success thus far to a decent amount of luck.

“I am just lucky to have a good schedule,” said Selfridge. “Practice is in the morning and only twice a week in the afternoons. My classes are decently spread out so I can always find time to pop into each office to work.”

Over the summer, Selfridge quit her sport due to the overwhelming workload. She knew that if her desire was not there, the team would not be as strong.

After stepping away from the team, she began to miss the sport later in the fall, specifically the training and structure of practice in her life. Most importantly, Selfridge missed her team. With that, she made every effort to make her return this spring.

“All the girls are so great, and everybody has each other’s backs. I just love being surrounded by people who work hard and root for each other,” said Selfridge. “I’m grateful that my coach welcomed me back with open arms.”

Though her employment with numerous offices around campus, Selfridge has had the opportunity to make many connections and see what makes Lynn’s campus unique. As an intern with the Career Connections team, she has had first-hand experience of watching faculty members eagerly seeking to grow others.

“Working with Career Connections has shown me how much everyone in the office wants the best for the students,” said Selfridge. “[The Career Connections] office is so under-utilized. We all can and will help you succeed.”

Her most recent addition to her busy schedule is her internship with the Social Impact Lab. Joining their charitable team shaped her entire outlook on non-profit organizations around the globe.

“I always thought that if I wanted to make changes in the world, I should focus on non-profits,” said Selfridge. “Now, I’ve realized you can do both, run a thriving business and leave the world better than you found it. It’s all about lifting others as you climb.”

Meanwhile, her job as a resident assistant in the EML residence hall has shaped so many different relationships in her life. Through her position, Selfridge has developed lifelong relationships with many of her peers. In fact, these same individuals continue to speak highly of her.

“[Selfridge] is one of the best RAs out there,” said Baylee Howe, community advisor. “She always has a positive attitude and always has a smile on her face.”

Through her time at Lynn, Selfridge has become more than a well-rounded student. Serving as an intern, an athlete and a friend to many, the junior looks to continue her leadership around campus.

David Czarlinsky

David Czarlinsky is in his second year in the 3.0 program, pursuing a degree in communication and emerging media. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Czarlinsky has gotten very involved on campus, serving as a resident assistant and president of his fraternity.

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