Madison Costigan

Office of Career Education in Knight Hall

Madison Costigan Jan 28, 2022 10:27 am

Trouble Planning Your Career? This Office Can Help

Thinking about the future can be daunting. In the past, I often shied away from talking about my plans after college. I had a range of ideas, but they were not concrete and seemed out of reach. I wasn’t sure how to choose the best career for me, or how to make my aspirations a possibility once I...

student athlete volunteers

Madison Costigan Dec 19, 2021 12:00 am

Arcadia Student-Athletes in Community Service

As a student-athlete at Arcadia, there are a lot of aspects that make me proud to be a part of the athletics community: whether it’s the mutual respect and support between teams or the work ethic and solid culture that every team strives for. Arcadia student-athletes contribute so much to the...

students with a professor in the library

Madison Costigan Nov 22, 2021 3:43 pm

It's Okay To Change Your Major

When I first came to Arcadia, I had chosen a different major than the one I have currently. I enrolled as a Politics, Government, and Law major, and planned to minor in English. I was interested in international relations and politics, especially after taking Comparative Government and Politics in...

Student in a mask raising their hand in class.

Madison Costigan Oct 28, 2021 3:39 pm

How Zoom Positively Affected In-Person Education

After a grueling few semesters of online school, the return to in-person classes has come. We all had different experiences with Zoom University; you may have struggled to make personal connections with classmates, gone to class in your pajamas, or chosen not to turn your camera on when you just...

Softball game during COVID

Madison Costigan Jun 8, 2021 11:14 am

VLOG: My First Game Day During COVID-19

Follow Arcadia University's softball team as we take on a typical day as a college athlete during COVID-19.

Students at Take a Knight to Work day

Madison Costigan May 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Take a Knight to Work Day Offers Career Advice and Connections

Arcadia’s students are familiar with the tight-knit community within the university, but it is especially exceptional to experience the way that Arcadia alumni stay connected to the school after they graduate and move on to their careers. This is exemplified by Take A Knight to Work Day, a program...

Maid book

Madison Costigan Apr 26, 2021 8:00 pm

‘Maid’ Author Talks Stigmas and Perseverance

In March, Arcadia students were given the opportunity to participate in a webinar with Stephanie Land, author of this year’s Spring Common Read, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive. The book recounts Land’s experiences as a single mother struggling with poverty, relationship...

Madison Costigan Mar 10, 2021 12:00 am

At Last, Winter Sports Return

With so much uncertainty due to COVID-19, winter sports this semester were questionable. Still, student-athletes came to campus and began practicing, hoping that a season would take place. The long-awaited good news was delivered for both basketball teams and the men’s volleyball...

Global Cafe in Oak Summit

Madison Costigan Mar 6, 2021 7:00 pm

Staying Connected Amid Socially Distant Dining

For those of us living on campus this spring, there are many new aspects to life at Arcadia. Most classes are still online, so we are attending class in our dorms; access to facilities like the library and fitness center is restricted and tightly monitored; and opportunities to meet other students...

Madi Costigan with her backpack and mask

Madison Costigan Jan 17, 2021 7:00 pm

No Denying Disappointment, but Maintaining Hope

Recently, it has been hard to find anything in our lives that has not been affected by COVID-19, or any topic of discussion that is not centered on it. The news that next semester is going to remain mostly online may dishearten or frustrate some students, who desperately want to return to campus....

Softball team huddle

Madison Costigan Dec 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Seasons on Pause: Student-Athletes Play the Waiting (and Hoping) Game

This year, student-athletes, like everyone else, have had to adjust to accepting the unknown. Fall sports were cancelled, and the Mid-American Conference’s decision on whether or not to have winter and spring sports is still up in the air, which also has to be followed by a decision by Arcadia. As...

Student-athletes sitting on the softball field

Madison Costigan Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm

The Hidden Opponent

Student-athletes encounter many struggles when competing in a college sport—scheduling, injuries, and worrying about their performance, to name a few. Universities provide resources to help student-athletes through many of these difficulties, so that they can thrive under the pressure of their...