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Alyssa B.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2020

Hometown: Smithtown, NY

Major: Marketing switching to Risk Management


How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

Last year as a freshman I can honestly say I learned more about myself within one year than four years in high school. Not only have I tried new things but I've stepped out of my comfort zone and have met so many great people that inspire me to be the best person I can be. In addition, I feel like I have found myself as a person (what I enjoy, what I don't enjoy, and connecting to my values)

What makes SJU different?

The one thing that makes SJU unique is New York City. The city is great for opportunities/ internships, exploring and creating memories that last a lifetime. Here at St. John's University we have a course for all incoming freshmen called "Discover New York". Throughout the semester student's engage and learn about fascinating topics pertaining to New York City and eventually go on three city trips with fellow peers and their professor pertaining to what they already learned in the classroom. In addition, since the campus is so close to New York City Campus Concierge at the D'Angelo center sells discounted Broadway tickets, sports tickets, movie tickets and MetroCards.

Why did you choose SJU?

I chose St. John's University considering my brother went here as well. He recently graduated in 2016 and is on the path to receiving his MBA in May, 2018. Every time I would visit my brother, SJU felt like a second home to me. I also loved the fact that there are numerous activities/ events on campus all the time and even the opportunities/ internships close within the city.

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

One of my favorite memories as a Johnny so far I think has to be moving into the Residence Hall's my Freshman and Sophomore year. For me, I think it's just an exciting time because there's so many new people you meet and also reconnect with. I always enjoy having my friends (commuter's and resident's) come over to hang out and personally love how I felt at home so quickly too. St. John's made it very easy for me to excel personally and academically which I think is one of the key factors when transitioning into college.

I'm passionate about...

Dancing Yoga Hiking Sports Working Out Baking Photography Music The Beach Exploring NYC Traveling

I'm involved with...

Volunteer Work Women of Wall Street
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