Tour Guide at St. John's University
Class of 2019
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
My favorite memory as a Johnny was when I was a freshman. The Chappell Players Theater Group here on campus held auditions for Hairspray the musical, as a freshman I figured I wouldn't get Tracy (the lead), but I auditioned anyway. I'm so happy I did because I got the part, and with it a whole other family! It was the best decision I ever made and my favorite memory here at St. John's.
I definitely had to learn to be more independent and to really master time management. I also had to learn to do things for myself, and things I took for granted when I was home. Cooking, doing laundry, and even making doctors appointments. You learn to do things on your own and it is totally awesome, scary at first, but awesome.
Being from Staten Island I could of absolutly chosen to go to our Staten Island campus, but I wanted to take a look and see what the St. John's over the bridge had to offer. The moment I stepped onto the Queens campus I knew this was the place for me. I chose SJU because I saw it as place of opportunity. There are so many clubs and organizations that one can be a part of that it can actually be overwhelming, but it is amazing. We have a great network of people, whether faculty or alumni there are interesting people and opportunities everywhere you look. I also went to a catholic high school and so they also offered me scholarships for my religious and academic achievements.
SJU stands out for many reason. Our campus is extremely diverse, and it just makes our university more interesting. Since we also have such a large student body, you always have the opportunity to meet knew and exciting people. My favorite though is that we have a beautiful campus in a metropolitan city, sometimes you forget that manhattan is just a train ride away.