Campus Cutie: Amanda Hauser

Name: Amanda Hauser 

Major: Psychology with a Teacher Certification 

Year: Senior

Age: 21

Hometown: Hawthorne, New Jersey

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Fun Facts

Favorite Food: Pasta 

Favorite Movie: The Notebook 

Favorite Song:  “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain 

Favorite Artist: One Direction 

Ideal First Date: My ideal first date would be to take a day trip into the city to see the tree in Rockefeller Center and just walk around!

Guilty Pleasure: The Real Housewives of New Jersey 

Celebrity Crush: Theo James

Favorite Quote: “Life isn't about waiting for the storm pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.”

HCM: Why did you choose to come to MSU? 

AH: I found out about it because my dad graduated from here but I fell in love with the campus when I first came to visit. 

HCM: Why did you pick teaching as a career? 

AH: I love working with children. It's very rewarding to see them learn something that you taught them and I look forward to being able to make a difference in a child's life. I can't see myself doing anything else.

HCM: What's something or someone that inspires you? 

AH: My family inspires to always follow my dreams and always stay true to who I am.

HCM: What are some goals you hope to accomplish before you graduate? 

AH: I'll be doing student teaching my last semester and I hope to improve on my leadership skills. I would also like to work on being more confident in myself as an adult entering the work force. Graduation is coming quickly, and I want to be ready to leave with the confidence and skills I need to be successful in the future.

HCM: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your "freshman" self? 

AH: Don't stress over the small stuff. What you think is a big deal now, will be nothing very soon.

HCM: Any important lessons you've learned during your time here? 

AH: I learned to be more of a "go-with-the-flow" kind of person. You can't be prepared for everything life will give you. College life is unpredictable, but you just need to accept that things won't always go your way. I also learned to be more independent. College professors won't remind you to do your homework everyday, so it's important to be disciplined.

HCM: What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming year?

AH: GRADUATION! As scary as it is, I'm ready!