you didn't want to take but ended up liking?
Management with Steve Merrill. I was never really interested
in management of sports facilities, however, we went on a few trips to
different places and I found it was a very lucrative industry. I hope my internship
with event staff this semester will give me more of an opportunity to develop
more skills in facility management.
everybody know your name here or is that a myth?
I think it's
the truth. People may not know you on a personal level, but it definitely is
true that they at least know who you are. This is very true for me because I
have such a distinct name and I am a minority.
Why did you
come to St. Joe's?
actually recruited me at an event. He started talking with my mother and I
about St. Joe's and what they had to offer. My mom encouraged me to apply. When
I got in, I went on a visit and really liked the campus.
What were a
couple of your favorite courses and why?
relations with Lisa Ahearn. She made the class really
interesting. I also found public relations an interesting field so the class
kept me very engaged.
What do you
hope to do for a career?
I'm going to
grad school. I have been looking at a variety of universities across the
country. After that I want to teach at either elementary or high school level.
I have always wanted to teach because education is a strong value in life. Then
hopefully I will work in my career field.
What do you
like about your major? Why did you choose this major?
sport/entertainment industry is huge. It has also been a major part of my life.
I know that I will always have a job because people hold sports close to their
hearts. There are so many opportunities and the jobs are constantly changing
within that field.
Have you had
any internships related to your major?
Yes, in the
Alumni Office and for Event Staff. I worked in the Alumni office first
semester. We did a lot of alumni relations work and planned events for the
Class of 2011. I started my internship with the Event Staff this spring
favorite spot on campus?
you learned here that you might have not guessed you would?
I can adapt well to situations I wouldn't have normally found myself in. I'm a
part of a minority so to not have that as a crutch, I've been able to adapt
well to this lifestyle.
experience with faculty member?
semester I was a part of the Presidents Society and I spoke to the Board of
Trustees and President Joe Lee. Joe came up to me and said that it was so
special because of the fact that he recruited me.
favorite experience I was talking to Lisa about my schedule. I said to her
"So I've never been to a fair before" and we laughed for ten minutes
because I was just so candid with her. That's something I really value here at
SJC is the ability to be candid with faculty.
always know you wanted to be in sports management?
At first I
wanted to be an astronaut. But I've always known I wanted to teach. I've known
for such a long time that I wanted to do something in the sports industry. I
wasn't going to let that dream go away.
of extracurricular activities have you done: clubs, sports, intramurals, etc.?
I work a
lot. I work in the café, and as event staff. I'm an RA (resident advisor), and
I'm the president of Interhall Council.
trips/out-of-classroom experiences for academics or service learning or just
freshman year I volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House cooking breakfast. As
an RA we made dinners for the people at Catherine's Cupboard Food Pantry.