Julia McClure – Alumni Profile
1. How long were you homeschooled through Seton, and what did you like about the experience?
I was homeschooled by Seton for all four years of high school.
I loved being able to take an active roll in my education and exercise my independence as a learner!
2. Where did you go to college, and what is your degree?
I attend Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH with a double major in Integrated Studies in the Great Books and Philosophy.
3. How did your Seton education help you navigate the college experience?
My Seton education prepared me very well for the rigorous course load that my college offers. Although my school has a reputation for handing out C’s and an official grade deflation policy, the high standards and demands on the individual that Seton requires made the transition to college work smooth and simple.
The basis in the humanities I received from Seton even lead me to my love of classical writing and ultimately my two majors!
4. What are you doing now?
I am about to graduate from Saint Anselm’s this upcoming May. Although future plans are often a big stress on seniors, I am so grateful to say that I already have a position lined up for next year.
I will be participating as a Seton Teaching Fellow at Brilla College Prep Charter School in the South Bronx. As a Fellow, I will be working in classrooms, on curriculum development for their upcoming middle school, and teaching catechism in an afterschool program.
5. What gives you passion or motivation in your current occupation?
This position is essentially a dream come true. It blends the passion I developed for the humanities-based education at Seton and Saint Anselm’s, my love of working with children, and my desire to give underprivileged children an opportunity to shine on their own.
An education is the key to the future- regardless of where you come from. It opens doors to great adventures, challenges, and successes. I am beyond excited to be part of someone’s journey as a Fellow.
6. Any advice for current Seton High-Schoolers?
Work hard because only you can make your education work for you. As a student with unconventional majors, many people expressed doubts over my future prospects in the working world.
By working hard and doing what I found to be the best course for me, I found my dream job and you can do the same.
Be dedicated, be kind, and everything will fall into place!