Getting Psyched as a Bonaventure Alum

Name: Kati Winterburn

Year: Class of 2016

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Jamestown, NY

What is your favorite food? Taco Salad 

What was your favorite part abut swimming college? Meeting all of my great lifelong friends.  Even though it got really hard at times, but having such a great team next to me made it so much more worthwhile. 

What is dream career? School psychologist

What has your post grad journey looked like? I graduated from Boanventure with a degree in Psychology last year and then I applied to some schools to pursue a master in psychology. I am not studying at Alfred State University. I have a pretty decent mix of classes and in school practice which is pretty great. 

Do you think Bonaventure prepared you well for the real world? Yes defeinitely! The small school size and swimming prepared and challenged me. Swimming helped em learn how to organize my time. Also the small school atmosphere fo Bonavneture helped me prepare for grad school because I know how to build close relationships with my classmates and professors, which at a large school I may have never had to worry about. 

What is the best advice you could give to seniors currently scared of graduating? Take things day by day, don't think too far into the future. Live and enjoy each moment here and afterwords. When you think too far ahead you are worrying about things that haven't even happened yet. 

What was your favorite thing about Bonas? All the people I met along the way. I still keep in touch with them, and know that we will be friends forever.