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Welcome, Class of 2023!

Welcome Class of 2023!  Welcome to Hawk Hill! The bustle and stress of move-in is finally over and you have officially embarked on your SJU career. Maybe you participated in one of SJU’s early-arrival programs or maybe you just moved in on Friday or Saturday. Maybe you are coming from North Jersey or all the…

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How Your RA Can Help You

“Welcome home!” New students hear this expression countless times as they settle into life on Hawk Hill – on a tour, at an Open House, from red shirts at orientation, and so many more. Still, my favorite welcome comes in late August as students and their parents flood campus to start the semester. Move-in weekend…

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What I Learned During My Summer Internship

The call from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) came in the beginning of March, congratulating me on my acceptance into their summer internship program. I was thrilled that I had secured a summer internship, something that had been looming over my head in the previous months. I would be working as the Public Relations and…

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My Summer Study Tour in South Africa

The availability of Study Abroad programs can be a major influence on which college you choose. That was the case for me. I wanted to attend a school that had opportunities to travel and study outside of the country. Luckily, Saint Joseph’s University has a wide variety of study abroad options. From two-week study tours…

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The Importance and Value Behind Summer Internships

  Prior to my junior year, I believed that internships were a great opportunity but not necessary.  I thought that a summer job and working during the school year on campus were enough to satisfy my desire to grow further as a person, student, and designer.  However, I did not see this growth until the…

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Orientation: What To Expect & How to Make the Most of It

  SJU Orientation Saint Joseph’s University provides incoming freshmen with an Orientation experience unlike any other. Leading up to the four sessions we host each summer, sixty Orientation leaders go through mandatory training in preparation to welcome the new students and make sure they are ready to call St. Joe’s their home in August! We…

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My Summer Scholars Journey

At the beginning of my Spring semester of Junior year, I remember being filled with anxiety, anticipating searching for some kind of internship or job experience for the summer. Being an English major meant that I had a lot of options out there, they were just a little harder to find. I knew I wanted…

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What Saint Joe’s Has Taught Me

As an Undergraduate Admission Intern, I give daily presentations to countless families each week on the university and answer any questions that a prospective student or their family might have. I’ve become quick on my feet and now know a whole lot about Saint Joe’s. The more I learn, the more grateful I become to…

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Spring Concert 2019!

It is almost spring and that means that the spring concert is around the corner! Each year, Saint Joseph’s University hosts a spring concert for the students. It is the largest student event on campus, which means that it is the event that the most number of students attend! The concert is typically held in…

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