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Sydney O.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2020

Hometown: Middletown, NJ

Major: Government & Politics

Minor: Spanish


Why did you choose SJU?

I chose St. John's because of its proximity to New York City and its internship opportunities. I also felt right at home when I stepped onto the campus. There was an obvious sense of community and I wanted to be a part of it.

What makes SJU different?

St. John's Study Abroad program is something that makes it different from a lot of other colleges. The program is very well developed and makes the option to study abroad achievable and affordable. Even freshman can participate in a short term study abroad program, which I took part in during the Spring 2017 term. I went to Rome, had an amazing time and made friends that I have remained close with. I can not wait to go abroad again this coming fall (2018). I highly recommend taking advantage of this program.

How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

I have grown so much spiritually since I came to St. John's. The atmosphere here is really welcoming and encourages self-reflection, something that I find invaluable. I have also become much more confident in myself and in my abilities as a student and a professional.

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory as a Johnny was the day I was accepted into my sorority. I am so blessed to be a part of a group of such strong and beautiful women. I could not imagine my life without them.

I'm passionate about...

History Art Soccer Beach Listening to Music Writing

I'm involved with...

Irish Society Relay for Life Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority Intramural Sports Phonathon Honors Program Campus Ministry Student Ambassador Program
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