Shalaina Parikh, a junior from Ridgefield, Conn., has made her presence known at Lynn through extensive involvement around campus.

When looking for a university, the hospitality management major sought one that offered work experience, volunteer opportunities, study abroad possibilities and a warmer climate.  After touring Lynn in April 2017, Parikh knew she had found the perfect fit.  Not long after, she would begin applying for various campus jobs and attending university events, hoping to fully embrace the campus culture.

“I loved the small class sizes and the diversity at Lynn,” said Parikh. “I felt I would be able to contribute to the college and make myself known.”

Her involvement at Lynn includes serving as a student ambassador for the Office of Admission. In this capacity, she provides tours for prospective students and families around campus while detailing her time as a student. Parikh’s responsibilities also include serving as a career crew member for the Center for Career and Alumni Connections, where she assists students in revising their resumes. 

“My favorite part about working on campus is connecting with peers and meeting new families from across the country and globe,” she said. 

In addition to these roles, Parikh also stays involved by participating in the many volunteer opportunities Lynn has to offer. A member of the Lynn Leadership Institute, she gives back to the community through various activities, including beach clean-ups. 

“I really enjoy volunteering because I can meet new people and gain experience that I can apply to my resume,” said Parikh. 

Now in her second year of the 3.0 program, Parikh plans to study abroad in Switzerland next semester.  After graduation in May 2020, she hopes to land a job in the hospitality industry, confident her involvement on campus has prepared her to do so.

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