Margot Sweeney works with students from Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Here she shares her thoughts on Austin, Texas, and gives advice to students applying to St. Edward's University.
What advice do you have for people applying to college?
Don’t apply to certain schools simply because everyone else from your high school does. Take the time to explore all sorts of schools, all over the country until you get a sense of what you think will truly be the best fit for you. Consider what kind of classroom, campus, and city environment might suit you, and even consider if it's an area you’d like to live after graduation.
What's your perfect day in Austin?
A great day in Austin is packed with fun activities and fantastic food. I'd start with one of the many free workouts available around town, followed by a smoothie bowl at Blenders & Bowls. Then, I'd spend the afternoon wakesurfing on Lake Austin, followed by dinner downtown and going to ACL Live at the Moody Theater for some live music.
What's your favorite restaurant near campus?
Torchy’s is an Austin staple and a go-to! While there are many around town, the one on South Congress is convenient to campus. Tip: If there’s a long line but spots at the counter - grab a seat there. Aside from the tacos, be sure to try the fried cookie dough!
Email Margot Sweeney or call her at 512-233-1636.