University Heights, Ohio 44118-4581
Why did you choose to enroll at JCU?
I have a strong belief that real education and growth begin with new experiences and challenges. JCU was the one university that stood out among all the others because I could see that this was a university that would not only challenge me academically, but would also provide a vast range of opportunities for new and engaging social, leadership, and service experiences.
Can you describe the classroom environment?
All of my classes have had fewer than 30 students, with most averaging around 20. The small class size has enabled me to foster strong relationships with most of my professors, who are extremely willing to meet with me after class if I am struggling with coursework or just to discuss in general. In my experience, the faculty at JCU is wholly invested in the success of its students.
What are the students like at JCU?
It’s hard to generalize what the student body is like. That’s the beautiful thing about JCU. I can say that the overwhelming majority of students I have been able to get to know have a few things in common. Each student has a strong belief in service to others, a strong devotion to academic success, and a deep respect for one another.
What types of opportunities have you had at John Carroll?
JCU has opened doors for me that I never dreamt possible in high school. My freshman year, I had my own radio show and a campus television show, and I was elected to the Student Union. I’ve not only continued these activities, but also became a resident assistant and joined Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. JCU has also opened up amazing internship opportunities for me, like one at GE Lighting’s global headquarters working on public relations and internal communications. The knowledge, experience, and professional network of colleagues I have gained from this internship are immeasurable.
What advice would you offer future students?
GET INVOLVED. Your freshman year will be your most exciting year of your life—whether you know it or not. You and hundreds of your fellow classmates will all be entering a new environment at the same time. It’s important that you force yourself out of your comfort zone and put yourself out there. Go to all the events planned, join some organizations that interest you, keep your door open, etc.