Minors: PPE (Politics, Philosophy, Economics)
Clubs / Extracurricular Activities: Student International Business Council (SIBC), Asian Business Society, Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB), Notre Dame Institute of Global Investing (NDIGI), International Student Ambassadors, Indonesian Students Association, Iron Sharpens Iron
Hi there! My name is Clarinsa Djaja. I am Chinese-Indonesian and grew up my whole life in Jakarta, Indonesia. I am a rising junior studying Finance with a minor in PPE, and currently living in Johnson Family Hall. On-campus, I am the co-President for the Asian Business Society, project leader, and analyst for the Student International Business Council (SIBC) and love to share my culture through events with the Indonesian Student Association. In my free time, I love to chill with my friends on Library Lawn, explore the food scene off-campus and update my food account on the best eats in the Greater Notre Dame, South Bend and Chicago area. As an international student, my first semester on campus was a little rough; adjusting to a whole new country and culture is not easy. However, I encourage you to keep an open mind and interact with the Notre Dame community - the people here are some of the most welcoming people I know.
If you ever see me on campus, don't hesitate to come say hi, and please feel to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Welcome home!
Favorite ND Moment
From the first snow and snowball fight on South Quad to the USC night game my freshman year, it's difficult to pinpoint my favorite moment on campus!
Advice for Incoming International Students
One of the best parts of being a Notre Dame student has to be the Notre Dame community. I've always had a great experience with looking to upperclassmen for help on classes, career advice or simply adjusting to life at Notre Dame; it is as if upperclassmen jump at the opportunity to mentor and guide freshmen every year. Moreover, it’s important to stay grounded but always open minded! From my RA, project leaders or faculty members, reach out to the welcoming and loving community that is Notre Dame.