“Nicole has found not only subjects that interest her, but also the passion that will drive her career.”
Florida State University has attracted many students because of its reputation for offering students opportunities for learning, and Nicole Giroux has taken full advantage of her opportunites. A junior majoring in Music and Social Work, she has been consistently on the Dean’s and President’s Lists since her freshman year. Many of her memories of FSU will be about football and frisbee with her friends.
Her most intense memory will be her service opportunity with FSU’s Alternative Break Corp in Panama. She says, “I spent an entire week with other FSU students helping out at a children’s home. It was inspiring to be around people who had so much compassion and spirit.”
Nicole is also the Chairperson of the College Board for “Lee’s Place,” in Tallahassee. “Lee’s Place,” is a private, nonprofit, grief and loss counseling center specializing in children and families.
Her community outreach experience has had a major effect on Nicole. Upon graduation, and before she begins graduate studies in Social Work, she plans to “spend time volunteering abroad. I would like to work with any population in need, to see both the unique and universal struggles and achievements of people around the world.”
Nicole has found not only subjects that interest her, but also the passion that will drive her career.