Rebecca Voisich ‘17

Rebecca Voisich

History Major

"I decided to attend SJC because of the opportunity to play soccer and the academic integrity of the school. Since my freshman year, I have loved every minute of being an SJC student. The friendships I've made, the goals I've accomplished on the women's soccer team, and the wisdom I've received from professors have changed my life for the better. 

"After graduation, I hope to pursue my education by obtaining my master's degree in museum studies and history. In the future, I hope to work in the museum field as a curator or conservationist. I would also love to do something like the Peace Corps or get involved in some kind of volunteer situation."

Favorite book/quote?

"The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald" 

"The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway 

Have you studied abroad while at SJC? How was the experience?

"Yes. I went on a short-term service learning trip to Germany and Poland my freshman year. I learned so much about myself: my interests, my strengths and weaknesses. I learned that I loved interacting with people from different cultures and taking myself out of my comfort zone. Learning about history in the places that the events happened just increased my passion for European history and I am so grateful for the experience. This coming spring, I am studying abroad for the whole semester in Krakow, Poland. I cannot wait to see what that experience has in store for me."

What inspired you to go into your major/career field?

"My freshman year, I went on a Holocaust service learning trip with my Holocaust class led by Professor Armus in Germany and Poland. The things I saw, the opportunities I was given, inspired me to act on my passion for the History of the Holocaust and the preservation of the victims and their stories."

Who was your favorite SJC professor?

"My favorite professor is Seth Armus. Since my first semester freshman year, he has been such an important person in my life. He encouraged my passions and taught me to push myself and to think and examine historic events and ideas in a new way. I am so grateful for his guidance and I honestly do not think I would've been as happy and successful at SJC if it were not for him. His passion for history shines through his teaching and he has been a great example of someone who has succeeded in his field of study."