Life@W&M - Mattie Clear

Week 149 - June 19 - 25 2017 - Mattie Clear '18 highlights a few of her favorite things about W&M and offers a glimpse into her summer as a junior fellow at the Library of Congress.

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  1. Hey, y’all! My name is Mattie Clear, and I have the privilege of being your host this week! I’m a History and Sociology Double major from Chilhowie, VA (If you don’t know where that is, no worries. Most people have no clue where it's located). Back at school, I’m a student assistant at Swem Special Collections, a brother of Phi Sigma Pi (@pspgammapsi), and in the NIAHD program. This summer I’m a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress (basically the promise land for us nerds). I’m so excited to spend the week with you, highlighting a few of my favorite things about #williamandmary and all the amazing opportunities it has to offer! -@mattieclear
    Hey, y’all! My name is Mattie Clear, and I have the privilege of being your host this week! I’m a History and Sociology Double major from Chilhowie, VA (If you don’t know where that is, no worries. Most people have no clue where it's located). Back at school, I’m a student assistant at Swem Special Collections, a brother of Phi Sigma Pi (@pspgammapsi), and in the NIAHD program. This summer I’m a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress (basically the promise land for us nerds). I’m so excited to spend the week with you, highlighting a few of my favorite things about #williamandmary and all the amazing opportunities it has to offer! -@mattieclear
  2. One of my absolute favorite things about #williamandmary is that everyone has something they are passionate about. For me, that passion is the archives and making them more accessible. This picture illustrates a time when I got to do just that. Here I am showcasing a few of my favorite things from Special Collections. #swemlibrary -@mattieclear
    One of my absolute favorite things about #williamandmary is that everyone has something they are passionate about. For me, that passion is the archives and making them more accessible. This picture illustrates a time when I got to do just that. Here I am showcasing a few of my favorite things from Special Collections. #swemlibrary -@mattieclear
  3. Having been at #williamandmary for a fair amount of time now, I think it's safe to say that many students don't take advantage of the plethora of opportunities it has to offer. The opportunities are as grand as meeting the Librarian of Congress or as small as hearing a professor speak about something they've spent years pouring they're heart into. These are always available; you must only look for them. If I could give any piece of advice to incoming students, it would be to not only take advantage of the many available opportunities but to actively seek them. You never know what will happen if you never try. -@mattieclear
    Having been at #williamandmary for a fair amount of time now, I think it's safe to say that many students don't take advantage of the plethora of opportunities it has to offer. The opportunities are as grand as meeting the Librarian of Congress or as small as hearing a professor speak about something they've spent years pouring they're heart into. These are always available; you must only look for them. If I could give any piece of advice to incoming students, it would be to not only take advantage of the many available opportunities but to actively seek them. You never know what will happen if you never try. -@mattieclear
  4. Remember the opportunities I mentioned yesterday? Well, my internship this summer is one exceptional example of those opportunities. I'm a Junior Fellow in the manuscript division of the LOC spending everyday helping people use its many archived collections. Some of the cool things I get to touch everyday include Thomas Jefferson's hair, letters from Helen Keller, and Amelia Earhart's handprint! I know, without a doubt, that my dream of working here would not have come to fruition had I not had experiences granted by my time at William and Mary! -@mattieclear
    Remember the opportunities I mentioned yesterday? Well, my internship this summer is one exceptional example of those opportunities. I'm a Junior Fellow in the manuscript division of the LOC spending everyday helping people use its many archived collections. Some of the cool things I get to touch everyday include Thomas Jefferson's hair, letters from Helen Keller, and Amelia Earhart's handprint! I know, without a doubt, that my dream of working here would not have come to fruition had I not had experiences granted by my time at William and Mary! -@mattieclear
  5. Thank you all for spending your week with me and allowing me to show you just a few of the things I love about #williamandmary, it's been an absolute pleasure! I can't wait to get back in August for senior year!
    Thank you all for spending your week with me and allowing me to show you just a few of the things I love about #williamandmary, it's been an absolute pleasure! I can't wait to get back in August for senior year!
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