Minors: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Clubs / Extracurricular Activities: Magnificat Choir, The Observer, Smart Woman Securities, Better Together (Program discussing interfaith issues), South Asian Students Association, Re:Visions (literary magazine)
Hi everyone! My name is Angela Mathew and I am from Mumbai, India. On campus I live in Pasquerilla West Hall. I’m a rising sophomore and I plan to major in Finance with a minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Some of my academic interests at the moment are how politics affect the stock market and impact investing. I enjoy watching films and writing about them for Scene, the Arts and Culture section of The Observer. I also enjoy doing music ministry on campus whether it’s singing with the Magnificat Choir or playing the keyboard for my dorm mass. One of the main reasons I really wanted to study in the US was so that I could meet people from different cultures and I’m so glad to serve as an IA in the fall.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would just like to talk about the ND experience.
Favorite ND Moment
I love watching movies and having long talks with friends in my dorm and looking at the swans around the lakes!
Advice for Incoming International Students
My advice would be to put yourself out there and to take the initiative to ask people that you find interesting to get a meal at the dining hall. I gained a lot by visiting my professors in office hours. Talking about what I was learning about one-on-one was a great way to get a deeper understanding of what I was studying. Over time I built a rapport with some of my professors and once they got to know me and my context, they were able to help me with the class better and give me good advice as well. Finding a club or a group of people who understand your cultural experiences can be really comforting for the moments when you miss home.