Yara Mroueh '13

November 4, 2013

Major: Political Science

Minor: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico

High School: Colegio Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

Clubs and Activities

Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Dean's List, Admissions Student Ambassador, Tour Guide, Kairos Retreat Rector, Foreign Language Club.

How did you hear about SJC?

SJC went to a college fair at my high school. From the moment I talked to the admissions counselor, I knew SJC would be a great fit for me.

Did you receive financial aid?

I am an Honors Scholarship recipient. If it weren't for my academic scholarships and grants, I would not be able to attend SJC. The great financial aid the school offered me was one of the main deciding factors as to why I decided to come to SJC.

Why did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because of their wonderful Christian values. I always knew I wanted to attend a Catholic college that embodied values and qualities that would allow me to grow as a person. I considered other small, Catholic institutions, but the Core Program was too much of a unique learning experience that I could not pass it up! Also, the community and family aspects of SJC were obvious to me from the moment I talked to current students and my academic advisor.

What are your plans for the future?

I will be attending law school in the fall of 2013. I am working toward a career path in Corporate Law.

The Core Program

The Core Program is a unique academic experience that not only allows students to begin their major from their first day of classes freshman year, but it also develops academic skills that are critical to our future professional aspirations. It has developed my writing, critical thinking, and public speaking skills to a level that I would not have achieved had I not had the close professor/student relationship the Core Program allows us to have.

The Core Program has definitely helped me in my major classes. As a Political Science major, I have a lot of reading and writing assignments. Because of Core, my writing and reading skills have improved tremendously. Professors take the time to help you in the areas where you need it the most. These are the skills I will take with me to law school and that I believe will help me succeed in my future endeavors. All of the hard work spent working on Core assignments pays off in the future, especially when you see improvement in your academic skills.

Internship Opportunity

I interned at Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz Law Offices in Dayton, Ohio in the summer of 2012. My internship consisted of shadowing attorneys and law clerks, attending client meetings and court dates, as well as assisting in any way the attorneys needed me.

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.