Francesca Giannetta

Francesca Giannetta
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Year of Graduation

Why SUNY Oneonta?

I came to Oneonta and was so nervous because it was one of the first colleges I looked at. I knew a bunch of people from my high school who went here. When I came here, I fell in love automatically. I just knew. And my parents knew. I visited a bunch of other schools, and I just wanted Oneonta. The people were home, and it reminded me of my hometown. It just felt natural.

My Activities

President of St. Jude Giants, Terpsichorean Dance Company, president of Entrepreneurship Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Advisory Council, Love Your Melon club

Best Experiences

The people I’ve met. All the friends I met at orientation and the friends in my dorm freshman year are my best friends now. They’re going to be in my bridal party when I get older, I already know. My mom hates it so much because, in my GPS in my car, Oneonta is ‘Home.’ But this truly is my home, all my friends are here. I’m always doing something, and that’s what I love. Always organizing something for St. Jude. Being so involved, I’ve met so many people in different circles – people I never would have thought I’d meet before. Without a doubt, I will be friends with these people the rest of my life. It’s a different relationship you make with friends here because you share a bedroom with them and eat every meal with them and are with them so much. Freshman year, like two weeks in, I was like ‘These girls are my best friends.’

Plans, Goals, Dreams

Any job where I can give back. When I first came to Oneonta I was a bio major, and I realized that was not for me. I wanted to be a pediatrician. I changed majors and it was the best decision ever. I always loved math and then I did bio and didn’t like it. I switched to Business Economics with a concentration in Finance, which is what my mom does. I like to talk to people. I don’t really have something specific in mind yet. Anything where I can work with people and help them.

About My Major

I’ve gotten really close with my professors. They’re very easy to talk to. Dr. Storrie is my favorite. I can talk to her about anything.

Favorite Class

Fed Challenge with Dr. Storrie. That’s how I got super close with her, because you meet all the time for this class, and it becomes your priority. Basically, you come up with a monetary policy like the Federal Reserve does and the whole class works together to create this presentation, and you go to New York City and present it to the Federal Reserve and they pick a winner. It’s a great experience. You meet so many classmates and get so close to them, closer than you would for a normal class. And I really improved my public speaking.

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