A Mission Week Reflection on… Preparing Students for Personal Excellence

Anthony Parascondola '15

Saint Joseph’s new mission statement embodies a number of elements that have contributed to my individual growth and development these past four years. “Preparing students for personal excellence” describes my experience on Hawk Hill the most because of the opportunities I have had, both inside and outside the classroom, to transform theory into tangible results.

One example was a personal project where I developed a comprehensive Excel database to expedite the internship and career search process for students interested in international careers. More importantly, this project enabled me to develop personal relationships with my professors, through which I have gained valuable guidance and perspective.

Having their guidance provided a foundation that encouraged me in all of my leadership roles on campus. As I look toward the future, I am confident the university’s mission statement will guide not only my actions, but those of future Hawks.

Anthony Parascondola ’15
University Student Senate Vice President