Sara Josephine Lenart '13

October 23, 2013

Major: Business Administration: Finance concentration

Minor: Economics and Spanish

Hometown: Loveland, Colorado

High School: Mountain View High School

Leadership
Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, Campus Ministry

How did you hear about SJC?
Through a mailing I received about Catholic colleges.

Did you receive financial aid and if so, what kind?
I would not have been able to attend Saint Joseph's College if not for my Honors Scholarship and grants.

Why did you choose SJC?
I really enjoyed the small size and the atmosphere of SJC. I was able to be a part of the Dance team here, something I knew would not be possible at a large school. I also liked the idea of trying something new.

How do you feel about the Core Program?
The Core Program really focuses on educating you as an individual and in a way that will impact you even outside of your career. It is not until the upper Cores that you really start to understand the importance of them and how they relate to your everyday situations. Having discussions of various topics with people of all backgrounds is a great way to learn, debate and grow, and in a manner that is respectful to all opinions.

Do you feel that Core has helped you in your other classes within your major? How do you think Core will help you after graduation?
The Core values are implemented in all aspects of careers and therefore even Business classes. Ideas and knowledge from Core have appeared in many of my classes; mainly, the idea of integrity and respecting humanity on all levels.


Tell us about your internship and what are your plans for the future?
I had an internship with 1st Source Asset Advisors in downtown Rensselaer. It is an investment branch of 1st Source Bank. I was able to sit in on a couple of client meetings, created and organized spreadsheets of referrals and potential clients, filed, updated client accounts, and learned how to open new client accounts.

I am hoping that the internship will help me in my knowledge and experience within the financial industry and allow me to enter into a similar field after graduation. I am open to any opportunity.

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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.