Jolie Widawsky

Jolie Widawsky
Great Neck, NY
Year of Graduation

Why SUNY Oneonta?

My sister actually went here, and just from visiting the school four years earlier, I fell in love with it. I thought it looked like a beautiful college campus, with the changing colors of the leaves in the fall. And then when I knew I wanted to study dietetics, I knew they had a great program, and it really just all came together.

My Activities

Aerobics instructor (intramurals), Greek Life, Order of Omega Honor Society, Hillel, Food and Nutrition Association

About My Major

I like how challenging it is. It always keeps you on your feet and throws you a few curveballs, but it really allows you to be creative. And the faculty in my department really care about their students and help you open your eyes to a lot of opportunities.

Best Experiences

My best experiences were probably living in the freshman dorms and doing the cheesy activities and keeping your door open and meeting people – just stepping out of my comfort zone. Time really flies.

What I’ll Remember in 20 Years

I think I’ll remember how genuinely nice everyone here is, especially coming in as a freshman when you're worried and you’re coming from high school being the oldest, and then you come in and you're just thrown in and you don't know anyone. The upperclassmen were genuinely nice and everyone coming in wanted to meet new people and hold the door open for people, and professors want to help you. And if you go to Netzer, they want to answer your questions. It all was very genuine.

Plans, Goals, Dreams

After I graduate, I'm going to take a year off and finish up some classes before I apply to physical therapy school. Hopefully I’ll travel and do some fun things in the meantime just to kind of take a break but keep going on the academic path. My dream job situation would be to own my own workout studio and practice physical therapy in a corner of that. I love inspiring people and helping people become stronger, so I'm really excited to get into the workplace and actually be able to apply what I’ve learned.


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