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Freshman 15: Nesting

Hey! I’m Anna, and I’m currently (as of like, a week ago) a freshman at SJU. I’m going to be here writing a 15-post series on what it’s like being a freshman at our school. So whether you’re interested in the moving-in process, the making friends process, or really any other process (it seems as…

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A Sense of Unfamiliarity

In every interview for any leadership position I’ve ever had at Saint Joseph’s, the common thread of the quirky, we’re-trying-to-see-how-creative-you-are questions has been “if you can have any super power, what would it be and why?” If you’re a Saint Joseph’s student reading this, you’re probably nodding in understanding, and if you’re like me, your…

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Comedy – It’s My Thing

I like to make people laugh. It’s my thing. The issue with that, however, is that I didn’t always know it was my thing. I didn’t know how important it was to me, to make others smile. I didn’t know that I thrive on laughter. I didn’t know that the best part of my everyday…

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Finding Your Home on Hawk Hill

Questions.  We all have them – especially when entering an entirely new experience, like college.  You probably asked a lot of questions on your tour of Hawk Hill – What’s the average class size?  What do people do on the weekends?  What is the cafeteria food like?  Why is Barbelin so Instagram-able?  Will I feel…

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Impacting Students’ Lives: The Role of a Freshman RA

College can be a fun and exciting time full of new adventures and experiences. But with new experiences, new challenges await around the corner. For many new students, the fear of living away from home, making new friends, or even sharing a room with someone they’ve never met brings forth much anxiety and stress. This…

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Service: An Experience of Common Ground

As a freshman, I chose to participate in the Service-Learning program as a way to make friends and to establish a community. Throughout the year, I formed a bond with my service partners, classmates and professor; yet, what I didn’t anticipate was building such a close community at my service site. Each week I traveled…

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Where do Hawks land? Lockheed Martin!

As cliché as it sounds, I knew that Saint Joseph’s was where I wanted to spend my next four years the first time that I walked around campus. Now, as I am a graduate with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics, I’m glad that I trusted my gut!  Computer Science (CS)…

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Where do Hawks land? JVC Northwest!

During my last few days on Hawk Hill, I, like many other graduates of the class of 2015, reviewed the past four successful years through self-reflection.  Walking from Barbelin courtyard to on top of the Science Center, I thought over my involvements on campus, as well as the enriching coursework I pursued and, unexpectedly, themes…

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Where do Hawks land? Dental school!

Running down Broad Street, three years ago, I remember seeing the street sign for Allegheny Avenue and thinking back to my recent alternate spring break APEX (the Appalachian Experience) trip to Allegheny Highlands, VA. I happened to look to my left and saw Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry; although I had known since high school…

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Where do Hawks land? E&J Gallo!

I am excited to say that I will be working for E & J Gallo Winery post-graduation as a sales representative. I received my job offer this past December.  E & J Gallo Winery was at the SJU career fair this past September and I walked up to their table, handed in my resume and…

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