TiErika Hunt '16

October 28, 2013

Major: International RelationsTiErika Hunt music

Minor: Chinese and Psychology 

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School: Horizon Christian Academy

Clubs and Activities

I am involved in the Puma Activities Council (PAC), Foreign Language Club, Orchestra

Are you getting financial aid and if so, what kind? How is it helping you to attend SJC?

I have an SJC scholarship and a Music Performance Scholarship. These scholarships make it more affordable for me to attend this school. It reduces the heavy burden it places on my wallet.

Why did you choose SJC?

There are a limited number of colleges in Indiana that offer both Chinese and Psychology. I was looking for a small college, and thought SJC to be the perfect choice. I love that our religion and education are equally important.

What are your plans for the future or what career plans do you have?

I aspire to be a counseling psychologist for children and adolescents. I also hope to go overseas and teach and interpret Chinese.

How do you feel about the Core Program?

Core is a great program. I love that we have lectures twice a week, followed by a discussion and writing class. I believe it is very important to be able to use all three skills to fully understand the information. Core is a great way to achieve this.

Core has helped me improve my writing and critical thinking skills. After graduation, I will be able to use all of the information I learned in Core to help me during graduate school.

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    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. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    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.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    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.

  • Hoop House student workers

    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.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

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

  • Images of Students


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

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

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


  • Images of Students


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

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.