Jill Harrington

Social Work Major, '15

When it came to making her college decision, Jill Harrington said Castleton was the perfect fit for her social, academic, and professional aspirations.

“When I was in high school, I looked into numerous colleges which I considered applying to, however Castleton’s Social Work Program stood out as the ideal because it fit my lifestyle and career goals,” she said. “I decided to major in social work because all my life I have wanted to help people.”

Castleton’s close-knit community contributed to Harrington’s ability to excel in and out of the classroom. Having developed strong relationships within the department she said has heightened her educational value and given her confidence in her ability to succeed within the field.

“I appreciate the fact that my professors know me by name and I am able to receive one-on-one interactions with them,” she said. “I have made friends with the other social work majors and have grown close to my professors, which makes my college experience all the more enjoyable.”