Undergraduate Student Profile: Liz Monari

Submitted by Web Communications on September 1, 2000

I’m passionate about mission trips. I go with the expectation that I’ll help others, and I end up learning about myself.

Liz Monari

Double Major: Finance, Information Systems

Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ

Extracurricular: Mission Trip Volunteer, Orientation Board

How A Week Can Be Life-Changing

I’m passionate about mission trips. I go with the expectation that I’ll help others, and I end up learning about myself. Inevitably, the team ends up getting really close to each other, and sometimes to the people we meet. It’s amazing how our lives intertwine and what we can learn from each other.

Her Advice To First Year Students?

Get involved! You’ll meet so many people and probably will find something you’re excited about. I’m on O board – the Orientation Board that plans and implements the incoming freshmen orientation held in June. It’s intense and a lot of fun, and I get to work with 30 student leaders. Because of it, I’ve become a more positive, confident person.

First Foray To Fairfield

I knew I didn’t want to be one of 600 in a lecture hall – having some individual attention was important to me. The first time I came to Fairfield, it was pouring, but the campus still looked so beautiful. I was looking for a home and felt at home on this campus.

I made my decision after I came to the Admitted Student Open House. Fr. Charlie Allen told us that Fairfield is whatever you want it to be: it’s a new school based on centuries-old traditions, it’s a suburban campus an hour from one of the biggest cities in the world. That really stuck with me.

Where Service And Finance Intersect

I’m looking at internships – right now, I intern at a division of Merrill Lynch that invests for non-profit groups, so I’ve learned a lot about how they operate. Sometimes, I feel conflicted about whether I want to work in non-profit or in finance, but I’m kind of curious as to where it will take me!

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