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Student Stories

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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The Faces of Service

Hello! My name is Jack Paris and I am a senior at Saint Joseph’s University. While thinking back over the last few years at Saint Joseph’s I think that my experiences in different service programs have allowed me to learn and grow in so many different ways than I ever would have expected from myself.…

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Women in Science at SJU

As a second semester senior in biology at SJU, I look back at the last three years and breathe a sigh of relief because I know that I have been given amazing opportunities and resources that are required to succeed. I have attended various seminars with presentations from many inspirational speakers held by each science…

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15 Things I Learned On and Off the Field

Senior field hockey players Anna Willocks, Monica Tice and Joely Helder share 16 lessons they learned on and off the field during their time on the team. Time Management Being a student-athlete, I learned very quickly how to prioritize school, field hockey, and social life. It is important to keep a healthy balance between the three…

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The View From the Student Section

Let me paint you a picture of the SJU student section…   There are a minute and 30 seconds left in the game, SJU is down 2 points and the Davidson Wildcats have the ball. Hagan Arena is shaking with noise, excitement, and energy. The students chant “DEFENSE” as we stand in the student section…

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What it Means to #BeAHawk When You Are The Hawk

Being a Hawk is something I take a lot of pride in. When I was in the thick of my college search as a high school senior I knew that I wanted to be at a school near a city, a school that had Division I athletics, and a school that had a sports marketing…

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A Lifelong Hawk

To many, college is nothing other than a four-year experience.  However, my experience at St. Joe’s has exposed me to far more.  St. Joe’s has given me an opportunity to grow and develop my own values, make lifelong friends, and build valuable skills. Shortly after my birth in 1997, my Dad received a letter from…

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