Staff Spotlight: Meet Allison Somogy

Name: Allison Somogy

Major: Textiles

Year: Junior

Greek Affiliation: Phi Mu

Her Campus Position: Writer

HC: What made you want to become involved in Her Campus?

One of my sisters, Marissa Flood, heard about a Her Campus starting up on our campus and reached out to Phi Mu asking if anyone wanted to join. I always loved writing and thought it would be a great opportunity to get involved besides just being in my sorority.

HC: What have you enjoyed about it?

I really enjoy getting to voice my opinion and being able to write about whatever I feel is important to me at the time. It makes me feel like I have a voice that matters and I really enjoy that.

HC: What are some of your aspirations and passions?

Graduating in five years seems to be a typical thing for many college students. But since I am out of state and I really want to get into my future job I really do try my hardest to stay on track with school and to be finish by four years. Even though at times that can be very hard when you go to a school like ECU and there is something going on almost every night. But, my passion for my major and being exciting to get into the field I have chosen after graduation it makes it easy to stay on track.

HC: What is your dream job?

My dream job is to get into industrial textiles. I originally came to ECU for graphic design but took a class in textiles my freshman year and fell in love with it, so I changed my intended major. But, with industrial textiles I am able to combine my love for both. I will be able to work on the computer to create prints that people will then use to make for interior design or fashion. I also really enjoy weaving and hope to one day save up to get a loom and make weavings for a hobby and maybe even sell them.

HC: What is your favorite part about being a student at ECU?

My favorite part of being an ECU student is being surrounded and met so many great people. I came from a small town in South Jersey and knew no one coming into freshman year. It is now my junior year and I still talk to the girls and guys that were in my freshman dorm. We were extremely close then and I still hang out with them my junior year. And also, all the great girls in Phi Mu that welcomed me with open arms when I rushed my sophomore year. All these people have shaped me into the person I am today and I have ECU to thank for that.