Day in the Life

Amelia Smith ’21

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My name is Amelia Smith, though most people call me Mimi. I am from Rochester, N.Y. and I am a junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, majoring in biology with a minor in economics. I am a member of the William Smith Laurel Society, a singer and tour manager for the Colleges’ Chorale and Cantori and I am a Biology Teaching Fellow.

Student

Here is a typical Tuesday (pre-coronavirus of course!) for me:

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6 a.m. — Wake up and get dressed for spin class at the Bristol Field House. HWS offers a wide variety of fitness classes and the spin classes are my favorite!

7:30 a.m. — Shower, make a cup of tea and get ready for the day. I’ll also grab a protein bar and some fruit to eat before class.

8:30 a.m. — Head over to the library to get some work done. I am a big morning person. If I’m tired, I’ll head to Au Bon Pain and order my favorite almond milk cappuccino.

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10:30 a.m. — I go to my “Music History” class. I really love music, so being able to take classes in a variety of different topics has been engaging and enjoyable for me.

12:15 p.m. — I switch disciplines and head to my “Microeconomics” course. This class is taught by my adviser, so I look forward to it.

2 p.m. — Lunch, finally! I usually grab lunch at Saga or in the Café with some of my friends, before heading home for a quick nap. My Café go-to is a burrito bowl.

2:30 p.m. — Rest/nap/relax at home. I’m pretty busy during the week so I make sure to schedule in downtime, as it’s definitely a necessity.

3:30 p.m. — Work on homework assignments, answer emails, basically an opportunity to work on all of the random things I have been pushing off.

5 p.m. — Chorale rehearsal: I absolutely love singing, and some of my best friends are also in this group, so this part of my day always puts me in the best mood.

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6:30 p.m. — Dinner! I grab a veggie soup and pretzels from Au Bon Pain and head to my shift as a Biology Teaching Fellow.

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Basically, I assist students enrolled in biology courses with the course material.

9:30 p.m — I work on assignments, or if I’m not too busy I hang out with my roommates.

10:00 p.m. — Time for bed! This is sometimes a stretch if I am overloaded with work, or am hanging out with friends later into the night—but for the most part, being in bed by 10 p.m. is a reality for me.

And that’s about it! Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you want to learn more about what life is like on campus!

Best,
Mimi
amelia.smith@hws.edu