Day in the Life

Sreyan Kanungo ’23


My name is Sreyan and I’m an economics major at Hobart and William Smith originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am the Vice President of the Debate Club and the International Student Association and I also work for the Office of Communications and the Office of Advancement. I am also a Community Development intern at the Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship.


My typical Monday (pre-coronavirus of course!) looks something like this:

9 a.m. – I wake up and listen to some blues music as I get ready for the day.

10 a.m. – Grab some light breakfast, reply to as many emails as I can, check my calendar to see what I have due for the day and try to plan for work ahead.

11 a.m. – My first class of the day is with Prof. Barnes. “Debating Public Policy” is fun because it is a discussion heavy class and we debate policies I genuinely feel torn apart about.

12 p.m. – I head over to Saga with my friends to grab lunch.


12:45 p.m. – I work in the Office of Communications where I write stories about students and events for the website, and answer phones. It’s a fun change of pace!

2:45 p.m. – I walk to my next class. The weather is always nice to me (Even when it is snowing, because I like the cold!) and the lake is beautiful. It’s a great refresher before class.

3:15 p.m. – My second class and last class of the day is with Prof. MacKenzie in entrepreneurial studies. It is an insightful class as it takes me through the basic foundations of building a company, something that I am very passionate about.


4:45 p.m. – Right after class, I grab some coffee and walk to my Debate Club’s Executive Board Meeting.

5 p.m. – Our Head Debate Coach Eric Barnes, and the Assistant Debate Coach Marlene Pierce join the Executive Board to talk about club logistics, team management, future competitions and events.

5:30 p.m. – The debate practice starts. This is the most fun part of the day as I love debating and all of my friends are on the team.


7:30 p.m. – As debate practice ends, we all head to dinner. I eat like crazy because I am always the hungriest during dinner time.

8:30 p.m. – Unless I have a meeting or group project, I find a quiet space on the third floor of the library and start studying.


11:30 p.m. – I head back to my dorm, take a shower, play some guitar and talk to my loved ones.

1 a.m. – I am usually in bed and knocked out.

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about academics or life on campus. Catch me at any time.

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