New York (Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens)
Get to know Bradley…
Hometown: York, PA
Undergraduate Major: Marketing & Business Management
At SJU since: 2014
My favorite part about SJU is the people! I have grown as a professional and Philadelphian as a result of the students, staff, and faculty of Hawk Hill. I learn something new from each interaction and take it with me into the next day. Students help me to see everything in a different light. And our faculty and staff always encourage me to explore more, get involved, and make a change in my life as well as those around me.
My #1 tip for your college search is don't be scared to ask a "dumb question." This is a very important decision that can drastically improve your life or add stress to your growth and education. Make sure you have the resources and support to aid your success, but don't forget that most of your week will be filled with activities outside the classroom. Do your research on activities, organizations, and opportunities which your college can support. If you aren't satisfied with your findings, contact a member of the college and request more information or the proper contact who can provide answers.
If I could take any class at SJU I'd take LEO 211: Perspectives on Leadership - I'll admit I am jealous that SJU students have the chance to learn about Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability (LEO). I completed a number of leadership programs during my undergraduate career, but I wish I could have extended the education into the classroom. I aim to be a caring and engaged leader so it only makes sense to learn the differing stances and methods of effective leaders.
When in Philadelphia, if you only have one chance to explore the City of Brotherly Love, I strongly recommend experiencing the One Liberty Observation Deck ... ideally at sunset. People also note how accessible the City is because it's based on a grid system. Get a firsthand look by witnessing each car and traffic light from the 57th story. I promise you will not be disappointed.
When I'm not at work you can find me taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of Philadelphia. I love riding the subway to people watch and explore a new neighborhood. Once I am above ground, there's a good chance that I am either eating something or pushing my way to the front of a concert. And if you didn't post about it on a social media platform, did it really happen?