Sophie T.

Tour Guide at Florida Southern College

Class of 2021

Hometown: Crofton, MD

Major: Advertising/Public Relations

Secondary Major: Digital Media

What is your favorite spot/thing to do in Lakeland?

I absolutely love going to the farmer’s market in downtown Lakeland on Saturday mornings with my friends! Sometimes we ride bikes from the Wellness Center to get there for an extra fun day! The farmer’s market is a fantastic way to support local businesses and to discover different places in the area. It’s a great place to eat breakfast, walk around, and also meet some adorable dogs!

What is your favorite FSC memory?

My favorite memory so far at Florida Southern is Winter Wonderland, which is a tradition and event that occurs at the end of the fall semester, where there is actual snow brought in! I loved going sledding and playing in the snow with my friends because it was super exciting to see snow in Florida. It is also a great way to take a break from the stress of the end of the semester. The event also stood out to me because I truly realized how much I was going to miss Florida Southern over the winter break.

Why Florida Southern?

I chose Florida Southern after having a fantastic experience at Scholars Weekend during my senior year of high school and realizing it’s the only school I visited that made me feel welcomed and at home since day one! I absolutely love the small class sizes and the personal connections I have made with my professors. Although I am only a sophomore, I already feel extremely connected to the school and have learned so much about my future career field in my classes.

In my spare time I like to...

Go thrift shopping around Lakeland or go to Disney World! My close friends and I have annual passes so we love to go for a day trip on the weekends, or sometimes we head over for dinner on a Friday. If it’s a night in, I love to bake and watch movies with my friends.

I'm involved with...

Harry Potter Club The Honors Program Campus Ministry Mental Health Awareness Club Women's Advocacy Club
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