Tour Guide at St. John's University
Class of 2021
Hometown: Hauppauge , NY
I chose St. John's University because when I stepped onto the campus I immediatley felt welcomed. Smiling faces greeted me and I truly felt the sense of community on campus. I felt like a part of the puzzle before I had even been accepted, and that played a great factor in my decision. Additionally, SJU's proximity to New York City was another great selling point for me.
Since I became a Johnny I have seen myself become a lot more career oriented. I am constantly surrounded by individuals that are building themselves up and want nothing short of success. I see students juggling jobs, internships, activities and academics and it truly has rubbed off on me. I have always been success-driven but since I realized how important that characteristic is.
My favorite memory as a Johnny would definitely be the Winter Carnival. There was a really strong sense of community that night I felt, and it really resonated with me. I don't know many schools that have a firework show on their campus.
SJU truly does the most for their students. From the rigor of the academics to the easy-going, fun events that the school holds throughout the year, it is easy to see that St. John's truly wants students to get the most out of their time here. I toured many different schools and didn't necessarily get that same feeling that I got from SJU.