My name is Luzolo Matundu, I am a junior, and this is my first year working for ND Admissions as a Digital Media Intern! I am originally from Chicago, IL and moved to the north suburbs when I was 13. On campus I live with the fine women of Farley Hall. I am majoring in Political Science with a supplementary major in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) and a minor in Africana Studies. I am very excited to study abroad in South Africa near Cape Town in the Spring!
On campus I am involved in so many things! I matched to the University of Notre Dame as a Questbridge Scholar, am a Fighting Irish Scholar under the Office of Student Enrichment, and am a member of the Transformational Leaders Program. I am the Fall vice-president for Shades of Ebony, an Academic Outreach co-chair in Diversity Council under Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS), diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) commissioner for my dorm, treasurer for the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir, Baraka Bouts Women’s Boxing boxer, Black@ND podcast co-host, a member of the Department of Diversity and Inclusion Race and Ethnicity under Student Government, and a member of the Black Student Association.
Some advice I would give to seniors applying to colleges is to show admissions counselors what you want them to see, not what you think they want to see. There is only one you so use that to your advantage and showcase what makes you different from other applicants.
College is full of learning! Something valuable that I have learned is to embrace the mess that is my life in college. Schedules clash, I get distracted, meetings run long, it takes me 20 minutes to get out of bed, an assignment takes longer than I thought it would, I do not understand anything that is happening in my statistics class, I hang out with friends until 3 a.m., I have a million things going on in my mind. College life is not always a mess, but it does get messy often. Organize and prioritize your time to the best of your ability and pivot when things inevitably do not go as planned.