The Johnnies Blog

Welcome to Johnnie's Blog, your one-stop shop for navigating the college experience and beyond. Whether you're a future undergraduate or graduate student, we're here to help you make the most informed decision about your future and prepare for success.
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Seven Reasons Why College Students Should Study Abroad

If you’ve dreamed of exploring new countries, studying abroad may be your perfect opportunity! Studying abroad allows you to gain global connections, learn new languages, make new friends, and grow personally, professionally, and academically.

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Madison Coombs
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Career Success Starts Here: Maximizing Your College Career Services

Are you a current or future college student wondering what your future holds? Do you need more certainty about your career goals and how to achieve them? Look no further than your college career center. Despite common misconceptions, these centers offer a wealth of resources and support to help students succeed in their personal and academic pursuits.
In this blog, we explore the tools accessible to all students at a college career center, how to make the most of the services offered, and the unique career preparation opportunities available at St. John’s University.

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How to Show Your St. John’s Pride—No Matter Where You Are!

Are you a proud member of the St. John’s University community? Whether you’re an alum, a current student, or simply a fan of the Red Storm, showing your St. John’s pride doesn’t have to be limited to campus grounds. There are countless ways to display your love for St. John’s, no matter where life takes you.

From sporting the iconic red and white colors to participating in alumni events, here are several creative ways to showcase your St. John’s University pride.

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Meet 8 St. John’s Alumni Shaping the Future of Black Entrepreneurship

It is essential to recognize the significance of representation in the business world. The establishment of Black-owned businesses not only promotes economic empowerment; it also serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for future generations. In this blog post, we showcase the businesses of eight exceptional Black entrepreneurs. These individuals have made significant contributions in various fields, from reshaping the discourse on mental health to pioneering diversity in law and entertainment. They exemplify the transformative power of vision and dedication.

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Toni Critelli
St. John's Entrepreneur Alum Wearing Professional Attire

Entrepreneurship Development Success Story: Meet Albert Bateh

Albert Bateh ’16TCB, a graduate of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, is a noteworthy alumnus renowned for his inspiring journey in entrepreneurship development. Born into a family running a flourishing textile business for over a century, Mr. Bateh grew up with a strong interest in the field. During his senior year at the University, he launched his first venture, EZ-Net Hair Care, which began his successful entrepreneurial journey.

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Handling Homesickness at College: Tips and Strategies

Starting college is exciting, but it's also completely normal to feel homesick as you adjust to your new life on campus. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution or magic remedy to homesickness, there are some practical steps and strategies you can use to improve your outlook and make your college experience more enjoyable.

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Q&A with Candice D. Roberts, Ph.D.

Meet Candice D. Roberts, Ph.D., pronouns: they/them; Director, The LGBTQ+ Center; Associate Professor, Division of Mass Communication.