May 4, 2016: I strongly believe that involvement on campus is the best way to make a university feel like home. Suffolk University provides countless involvement opportunities for students. Between the Performing Arts Office, Student Leadership & Involvement, Program Council, Student Government Association, and many other groups, a Suffolk student has no excuse not to get involved! The students of each group are friendly and always welcoming to new members.
My own personal involvement at Suffolk includes multiple Performing Arts Office shows and groups, as well as the Journey Leadership Program and Honors Program, and being an orientation leader. I have made lifelong relationships, created everlasting memories, and had experiences that have influenced my future career path.
Involvement at Suffolk is a great way for students meet new people and make connections. Students are taught new skills and often given once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that will set them ahead of other students in the future. Picking a club to join is the best way to jump right into the college experience!
May 17, 2019: Over the past four years, I was part of a community of talented, diverse individuals who pushed me to recognize my own potential and then go beyond it. Suffolk University provided me with four years of opportunities to be my best self and gain skills and experiences I would not be able to get elsewhere. Experiential learning is a key factor of a Suffolk education. Through many offices and organizations on campus, I was truly able to take advantage of opportunities that allowed me to learn through leadership.
I never intended to get as involved as I did. I don’t think anyone ever does. I never expected to be considered an influential leader on campus, either. I found myself as a member of the Trustee Ambassador team; spearheading the Journey Leadership intern position with one of my best friends; performing weekly as president of the University’s award-winning improv troupe, Seriously Bent; working off campus at a nearby theater; and completing an internship at an international company. Through all of these experiences, I found myself hoping to lead others to greatness and make their Suffolk experience better. The leadership skills I gained from being a Suffolk student increased my self-confidence and made me a more outgoing and adventurous person.
It is definitely hard to imagine a life without taking the MBTA every day into a bustling center of hard-working students and professionals and making my way up Beacon Hill to attend class at such an amazing university. I know that although this may never be my life again, I will always be welcomed back as a member of the Suffolk community and as a Ram.
Suffolk pushes us to do our best on campus so that we leave with a strong work ethic instilled in us to do our best all over the world. I am excited to move away from Boston so that I can show the world what I have learned and use the skills I have developed to make it a better place.