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10 Awesome Reasons To Be A Kinney SCHOLAR

1. Leg up on your competition. At Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center, SCHOLARS receive training and field work at the undergraduate level. Most universities don’t offer this type of experience until graduate school.  SCHOLARS typically earn 2000 hours of hands on experience before graduating, and even get paid to build their resumes! 2. Dance Parties…

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Why Not?

Nervousness and excitement. That is what I felt as I packed the car for the second time this past summer to venture to my new home, Hawk Hill. I knew I was excited to start my journey at SJU, but I could not understand why I was so nervous. I had already attended the Summer…

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Experiencing a New Culture in Texas

El Paso, Texas is a place and community that will forever have my heart, and an experience that I will always carry with me. Who knew that a week on an SJU Winter Immersion Program could leave such a lasting impact on me? Preparation for the January trip started the last week of September. I…

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What a Welcome!

The college application process is one of the most frightening, daunting processes a high school senior goes through. But what happens once you’re accepted? Then comes the even scarier task of deciding on which college to attend. This is where I found myself; however, Saint Joseph’s University turned this experience into an exciting, worry-free night.…

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From Flapping My Wings to Earning My Ears

Almost one year ago to the day, I found myself working among many upperclassmen within the admissions office.  One of the students, Carla, was talking about how excited she was to head to Florida after winter break to complete an internship at Disney World. I instantly thought about how amazing it would be to work…

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It’s OK to be Undecided

If you’re a senior in high school, it’s hard to imagine what life will hold next year — let alone five or ten years from now. Deciding your college major may feel like a choice that will determine the rest of your life, and you shouldn’t feel rushed into a decision. In fact, choosing your major…

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The red envelope always brings good news.

It was just a few days before Christmas and I was driving around downtown dropping off gifts at homeless shelters with friends. As I grabbed a bite to eat at Lime my phone began to ring incessantly. I looked down and saw my brother calling and sending text messages telling me to come home immediately. My first…

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The Pride of Being a Hawk

Walking through the doors of Hagan Arena is a feeling like no other.  I stepped into the arena on the night of December 3rd when our Saint Joseph’s Hawks were set to face one of our biggest rivals, the Temple University Owls. When we face another Big 5 school, you can throw the records off…

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A Weekend with SJU’s Office of Multicultural Life

On October 25th, I was given the opportunity to attend the Office of Multicultural Life’s (OML) annual retreat. My experience working with multicultural students could not have prepared me for what was about to happen at Split Rock Resort. This is my first year here at Saint Joseph’s University, and the OML retreat was my first…

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An Eye-opening Experience in Autism Education

The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support aims to improve the lives of individuals and families managing an autism diagnosis, while also training compassionate and dedicated professionals empowered and capable of fulfilling the mission beyond The Kinney Center walls.  I have had the amazing opportunity to work as a Kinney SCHOLAR for the past two…

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