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Business RLC: Upperclassmen Students

The Upperclass Business RLC has been one of the most successful academic communities sponsored in the residence halls.  Thanks to a strong relationship with the Haub School of Business, resident members of the Business RLC have had the opportunity to participate in creative programming opportunities with University faculty and staff.  In the past, students have enjoyed programs such as "The Marketing of Christmas" and special discussions with Father Rashford, the former President of SJU.  Students have benefitted from in-hall study sessions, final reviews, and resume workshops and have even visited several New York accounting firms in order to get a glimpse into real-world business life. 

The Business Residential Learning Community is offered for both first-year students and for upperclass students and members of the First Year Business RLC are given priority for acceptance into the Upperclass Business RLC.  The Upperclass Business Learning Community will be housed in Lannon Hall. 


Get to Know the Business RLC Resident Assistants

Name: Maura McGowan

Class Year: 2015

Major: Food Marketing Co-Op

Hometown: York, PA

Fun Fact:

I climbed Mt. Katahdin, the highest peak on the east coast located in Baxter, Maine.

Why are you excited to be the RLC RA?

I am excited to be the Upperclassman Business RLC RA because I cannot wait to help students who are advancing to the next stage of their careers. I have recently gone through the Co-op process which exposes students to resume building, interview experience, and the opportunity to work for big employers. I am more than willing to guide my residents in everything from what internships to apply for to what classes to take to get the most out of their majors. It's going to be a great year!

Why should someone apply to the RLC?

Participating in the Business RLC allows students to get the most out of their education at Saint Joseph's University. Since the RLC staff designs programming geared toward Business majors, RLC residents have a competitive advantage in terms of the training they receive prior to entering the workforce. Examples of programming we have done in the past are etiquette dinners, resume building sessions, class registration help, and tips in professional attire. In addition to the training opportunities provided to them, the students live with those who have similar classes. This has proven to be useful in group studies and homework help. 


Name: Dan Kain

Class Year: 2015

Major: Sports Marketing

Hometown: Phoenixville, PA

Fun Fact:

I'm involved with 7 different clubs/organizations on campus.


Why are you excited to be the RLC RA?

I get to, once again, share business related experiences with my residents, and plan events catered to their interests. We get to form mutually-beneficial relationships for the future, both casual and professional.

Why should someone apply to the RLC?

You get to meet other students who are like-minded and enjoy the same fields of study as you do.