Hometown: Griffith, Ind.
Activities or clubs you're involved in at SJC?
I have been an RA for the past 3 years as well as the Diversity Coalition President and Sodexo's Student Marketing Coordinator. Because of SJC's small campus atmosphere, it was very easy to get involved and be a leader.
Being involved in these activities really helped me form bonds with my fellow students and peers and shaped the person that I am today.
There are always opportunities to be involved as well as creating clubs that are currently non-existent. The ability to do that is what makes SJC so great, it makes you feel like you can make a difference and be a part of something great.
SJC's thriving Campus Ministry is welcoming to those of Catholic faith traditions and non-Catholic faith traditions. It makes for a very welcoming atmosphere. I participated in Kairos and grew close with a group of peers, and that experience has added to the amazing SJC journey that I have had since freshman year.
Are you getting financial aid and if so, what kind?
Why did you choose SJC?
SJC's community is what appealed to me about this campus when choosing colleges. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming that it didn't take long for me to feel a part of the "Puma Family."
The Core Program
The Core Program helped me focus on what career path I wanted because in my freshman year, I was able to realize that Economics was not for me and was able to change my major to Sociology. The Sociology professors here aid in fostering a passion in the social sciences. The individual aid and small class sizes helped me form great relationships with all my professors, making me confident in the education I am getting.
What are your plans for the future?
Being a leader on this campus has fostered the passion and desire I have with furthering a career in university/college life.
Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.
Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.
The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.
You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.
Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.