I am a sports marketing and economics major, with the overall goal to continue my education into law school. My hope is to one-day practice sports law, representing a team or a sports organization. In by fulfilling this, I will reach my goal to both practice as a lawyer and work in the sports world.
I’m very passionate about my sports radio show I have on campus through Radio 1851 called Sports and Rants with Brett and Pants. On our show we provide a different prospective on the sports world interviewing former athletes, getting updates on what they are doing with their lives since retirement. In addition to the radio show I also spend my free time writing sports blogs on the latest sports topics as well.
If you are new to the area and just starting your life here at Saint Joseph’s University, you know that a trip to the city is a must-do. When visiting the city, you may have noticed that Philadelphia is different then other cities. Philadelphia, being a large metropolitan area, offers the visitor an array of entertainment options. Philadelphia is a town known for its rich history, from the Liberty Bell to our professional sports teams. There is something for everyone. Besides our rich history there is something uniquely different about our city. Something very special. Philadelphia is a city full of passion–specifically a passion for its sports teams,
Recently there have been many articles, blogs and news reports about the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. The World Meetings of Families went off without a hitch and was one of the most successful events in the history of Philadelphia. The personal effect the Pontiff had on each person within the city of Philadelphia was extraordinary. But, what about the impact the Pope had on a local university? The minute it was announced that Pope Francis would be attending The World Meetings of Families in Philadelphia and staying at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, SJU was buzzing. Would Pope Francis visit Saint Joseph’s University?
A question you may hear a lot during your time at SJU is, “Why am I in this class? ” or, “I am never going to use this class, why must I take it?” I, too, have mulled over these questions and wondered why all of these additional classes are required since they are not essential to my major. As a senior, I have to say I am finally starting to understand. Over the years I have slowly (and yes, I mean slowly) learned the importance of the GER or General Education Requirement. The GERs are required courses, which many universities have adopted.
They say that your senior year of college is supposed to be one of fun and excitement. That statement is true; you truly do have a great time with your friends. However, what people do not tell you is the stress that goes hand in hand with senior year. You can quickly become overwhelmed. You suddenly realize your college career is coming to an end. You soon will be entering the “real world”. Facing so many decisions, whether to enter the job market competing with thousands of recently graduated college seniors or apply to grad school. Then on top of it all,
I am officially starting my senior year of college here at SJU. I have had an unbelievable time on this campus; this has been some of the best years of my life. As I reflect back on my years here at SJU, I am hit with the realization that an end is nearing; a culmination of 4 years of learning will soon end with graduation. As a freshman we all look forward to that day, but now as a senior the finality of graduation makes me a little melancholy. I remember my first days of touring the SJU campus. As I looked around,
Now that SJU is officially in full swing, you may be asking yourself; what is there to do in my free time? Many SJU students ask this question. Being involved is something that we all “want” to do, but when it comes down to it we struggle to find where exactly we fit in. What is the best option to enhance the college experience? Below I have provided you with options, highlighting some of the more popular choices found on the SJU campus, but remember these are only a few of many options available to the student here at St.
When I began my internship with Bleacher Creatures this summer, I had no clue what to expect from this experience. Many questions surfaced. What will be expected of me? What will the next 11 to 12 weeks entail? What will I take away from the internship?
All I can say is my internship was an amazing experience and would like to thank Bleacher Creatures for the opportunity to intern with such a dynamic company this summer. It was an experience that afforded me a chance to work with and learn from a knowledgeable and experienced staff,
Welcome all incoming freshman that may be reading this blog. Congrats on taking your first step in your college career. Right about now, you are at the point of summer where you are preparing to live away from home for the first time. Getting ready for the big move, trying to prepare yourself for the next big step in your life. You may find that you are having all types of feelings. Some that come to mind may be nervous, happy, excited and fearful for this new undertaking. This move causes so many different adjustments in such a short amount of time.
Free time in college consists of friends, video games, television, and learning. Television is considered the main staple of dorm living during down time. This is especially true during the cold winter months. If you are a college freshman one thing that you will soon discover is the power of Netflix. The online streaming site will be one of you favorite tools to utilize during your college career. Here is a list of the five top shows that I think you should be watching this upcoming school year.
- Friends- Even though this show is over ten years old,
If you are like any other college student when first searching for a job or internship you come to the realization that you have absolutely zero connections. Well, that is an easy problem to fix and this blog will touch on the three of the best ways to make the connections that you need to get recognized.
Before we begin to discuss strategies to gain connections, one must understand the main component which will assist you in this process and that is confidence. The dictionary defines confidence as the full trust: belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities.
This summer I have been interning for a local company called Bleacher Creatures. For those who have never heard of Bleacher Creatures, they make plush figures of sports players, as well as entertainment icons. Bleacher Creatures creates each figure to represent the uniqueness of the individual. From there small beginning in 2011, the company has grown to what it is today with partnerships with the NLB, MBA, NFL and MLS with more then 1000 player dolls, along with additional licensing deals with DC Comics and Warner Bros.
Interning at Bleacher Creatures so far has been a blast!
When thinking about graduation and the plans after college, many people question what is the next step of the journey? Some may start their careers while others will attend graduate school to further their degree. For me, part of the journey has always been to attend law school. The preparation for law school begins with the LSAT’s. For those who do not know, the LSAT is the Law School Admission Test. The test essentially is to see where you stand in the law school admission process. Scores range from 120 to 180 with the typical median score of 150. In June of this year,
One thing I have to say is no matter what you do in college, you will always run into those hard classes. These are the classes no matter how hard you work you will always end up with a grade of a B or lower. You often hear students talking around campus about how they try to avoid these classes. Whether it is a required course for your major or an elective such as a faith and reasoning course or philosophical anthropology, I won’t lie; you will try to avoid them until the bitter end. I too, fell into this trap.
When I am asked what my major is at Saint Joseph’s University, I often receive quizzical looks when I provide the response, Sports Marketing . Many times I get asked why Sports Marketing? Many do not understand the premise behind the major of Sports Marketing. Many times I hear from family and friends “Sports Management?” No, it is not Sports Management it is Sports Marketing. Sports Management as a major, prepares you for a variety of careers, primarily in the area of administration, facility, organization and event management. Where, Sports Marketing is a major in its own right, it is a subset of the much broader field of business and marketing.
So the school year is officially over, finals are done, and the class of 2015 has graduated. This now means it is time for summer fun. As students we use this time to relax and forget the stresses of the past school year. Taking the next few months to enjoy time with family and friends. But, now that the school year is over students must start thinking towards their future and the upcoming year. We must start thinking how we can improve ourselves not just academically but also personally. Whether you just finished your freshman year or you are going to be a senior,
When it comes to taking a trip with friends it can be very difficult to coordinate everybody. When the summer comes around all you honestly want to do is get away. You want to go on that trip to beach, amusement park, or resort. Below I have listed some interesting and fun trips that you can take as college students with your friends.
Who wouldn’t’t want to go to the warm sunny beaches of Miami? If you are a college student this should be on the list of places to go. Miami is one of the hottest tourist destinations for college students in America.
When you get to college, you are constantly told to get involved and be active. Many students do not understand the importance of this advice. Not only do you make friends for life, you may also get some unbelievable opportunities. I am a part of two clubs at Saint Joseph’s University: Radio 1851 and the Sports Marketing Club. Through these clubs I have been provided with not only great experiences, but also unbelievable trips that I will never forget.
Most recently I traveled with the Sports Marketing Club, as well as with Dr. Lord and Professor Tryce,
If you ask any college student “when is the most difficult time to focus on school?” He or she will give you the same answer, which is the last few weeks of the school year. Students start their academic year with an air of excitement, getting to know your professors, classmates, and reconnecting with friends. The start of a year promises new beginnings. Students are not only focused but also eager to learn. As the year proceeds, focusing on school becomes a way of life. The campus slows down, as the months turn cold, making it easier to hone in on work.
The city of Philadelphia has many great attractions. For those who are not from the area it can be a bit overwhelming. There are the usual well-known historical sites, but Philadelphia is a gem with diverse options. If you are from the Philadelphia area you have the city at your fingertips, but for those new to Saint Joseph’s University it is new and unfamiliar territory. Being a student who was born and raised outside of the city limits, I have been asked several questions throughout the semester by my friends. The one question that is asked of me repeatedly is where someone should take his or her family when visiting Philadelphia.
Everybody knows that picking classes is one of the hardest things that you face during your time in college. Every student wants to have flexibility along with the most optimal and interesting course load. However, when it comes down to it, picking courses can actually be extremely stressful.
We need to take a look at why course selection causes so much trepidation. One of the biggest reasons revolves around pick time. Pick times force students to wait until a specific time to go online to choose classes. Finding out your pick time can either be very exciting or just flat out unpleasant.
If you ask any college junior, “What are your plans for the summer?” Their first response is “a summer internship.” Finding the elusive summer internship reflecting a specific field of study can be difficult. For many students this struggle begins in early January, when all take to the Internet searching for the perfect position. The search cannot only be tedious but down right frustrating. You are not only competing with other majors from Saint Joseph’s, but students who attend Penn, Drexel, Temple, and other universities in the area. This becomes a struggle for many of us in the SJU community;
Saint Joseph’s University is known as a stellar institution of higher learning, providing students with a well-rounded education. But, what is there to do outside of obtaining an education? The number one answer from students is to join a club or organization. Hawk Hill provides hundreds of opportunities to get involved.
Many of my friends ask me, “What clubs or organizations are you involved in?” For me the answer is easy, Radio 1851.
The station began in 1922 as WSJR. We were the first college radio station to broadcast on AM, and later to move to FM in the 1980s.
For any upperclassman on Hawk Hill such as myself, we understand how this campus changes once it hits basketball season. The Basketball here on Hawk hill has the ability to bring everyone together no matter who they are or where they are from. There is always one thing every student can agree on; St. Joe’s is the best team in the Big Five. In some cases students have a difficult time adjusting to a college campus, but this team helps both freshman and transfer students to adjust to life at Saint Joseph’s University. The basketball team provides first-time experience of hype,