Name: Dior Simone Bell
Major(s) and Minor: Classics and History Major
Year: Graduation May 2017
Why did you choose Classics as your major?
I chose to major in Classics because I have always enjoyed learning about Antiquity, its people, culture, and language. By majoring in Classics, I was able to study both interesting and challenging material that covered a very crucial time period in the worlds’ history. Overall studying Classics at Rutgers gave me the opportunity to study what I had a genuine interest while expanding my knowledge in an interactive environment.
What did you like most about it?
I enjoyed the wide variety of topics that encompassed the field of Classics. From learning Classical language, about history, to famous philosophers and their philosophies, and mythology I was never bored and looked forward to having discussions.
What is your current position, what do you do, and what do you enjoy most about it?
Currently, I am attending Rutgers Law School. I most enjoy learning about the law and learning how to solve problems by applying the laws I have learned. Learning about the different laws in my Classics classes helped me better understand the laws today and how today’s laws are both similar and different to those I learned about in my Rutgers’ Classics classes.
What was your first job after Rutgers and how did you get it?
After graduating from Rutgers University, I went straight to Rutgers Law School.
Looking back, what classes or experiences at Rutgers would you point to as contributing to your successes?
Law school involves a lot of reading, understanding situations, and healthy debates. I believe that my Classics classes, most of which were interactive, helped me build the skills necessary to navigate may way through my law classes.
What advice do you have for our current Arts and Sciences students?
I would tell the current Arts and Sciences students to really focus on their studies and use all the resources Rutgers has to offer to achieve his or her dream. I would also implore the students to not give up and never be afraid to ask for help or guidance because although college can be difficult and stressful, the Rutgers environment is supportive of its student with its main priority to help its students thrive.