Tour Guide at St. John's University
Class of 2020
Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY
Major: Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Minor: Spanish & Psychology
SJU is so unique compared to other schools because students are able to get the traditional "college experience" with a picturesque campus, but at the same time be only a subway ride away from the all the advantages New York City has to offer. SJU also has a unique mixture of both commuter and resident students as well as hundreds of different programs so there is something to offer for everyone.
I chose SJU because of its ideal location; it was a perfect distance from my house to be get the "away from home" college experience and take advantage of all of NYC has to offer, but I can also head home on the weekends if I want to by hopping on a train. It's beautiful campus and and diverse community of students was also an instant attraction. In addition, the school has a fantastic reputation and such strong alumni networking connections that are so beneficial in the workforce.
My favorite memory so far here at SJU has been our basketball team's Tip-Off to mark the beginning of the season this fall. I'm a big sports fan and it was great to see the entire SJU community bond and come out and show some school pride in such an exciting way.
I have met so many amazing people and made many new friendships since becoming a student here at SJU. Coming from a small, all-girls, Catholic school, a big school was definitely a change and I have learned to quickly adapt to new environments. I have also become a much more active leader by taking advantage of all of the amazing extra-curricular and service opportunities SJU has to offer.