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.
St. John's University Queens, New York Residence Hall Dorms

What is Living in a College Dorm Like?

Living in a college dorm is a common experience for many students. It’s natural to feel anxious as move-in day approaches, but if you plan, you’ll find it more manageable.

I’m Madison, a junior at St. John’s University, and I have been living on the Queens, NY, campus since my first year. I have experienced living with roommates, coexisting in small spaces, doing laundry in a dorm building, and so much more. In this blog, I share the reality of living in a college dorm to prepare you for your college move-in day.

St. John's University Student
Madison Coombs
Incoming St. John's Students exploring the dining options

How to Eat Healthy in College: Nutrition Tips and Dining Options

College life brings newfound freedoms, including choosing your meals. With diverse dining options on campuses and all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging.

This blog post covers how to eat healthy in college with nutrition tips, meal-prep ideas, and strategies for navigating campus dining halls.

St. Johns University Campus Dietician, Simon Gmuca
Simone Gmuca
St. John's University Career Services Adviser Headshot

Kick-Start Your Career Journey: Insights from St. John’s Career Adviser

Are you looking to take your career journey to the next level? Meet Elisa Zervos ’22MBA, an exceptional career expert with extensive experience in operational management and professional development coaching across all industries. As the Associate Director of Career and Internship Advising at The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University, Ms. Zervos combines her strategic vision and hands-on experience to deliver guidance and support to ambitious professionals seeking to achieve their goals.

St. John's University Career Services Adviser Headshot

Unlocking Career Success: Insights from St. John’s Career Services Adviser

Discover how St. John’s University Career Services can assist you in achieving career success from Kenneth Emeghebo, Associate Director of Career and Internship Advising at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. With over a decade of experience in training, development, and leadership consulting, Mr. Emeghebo brings a wealth of expertise to the St. John’s Career Services team.

Person crafting a statement of purpose for graduate school

Crafting a Winning Statement of Purpose for Grad School

Are you considering graduate school? Remember to add writing a statement of purpose to your to-do list. Don’t be intimidated; with the right approach, you can craft an impressive statement that showcases your passion for your chosen field and your potential for success.

This blog is intended to offer valuable information and insights on creating an exceptional statement of purpose. You will learn what it is and why it is important and receive guidance from a graduate admission expert on its crucial components and common mistakes to avoid.

Female Student Looking Through the FAFSA 2024-25 Updates

Navigating the FAFSA® 2024–25: Top Changes to Know

Are you a current or incoming student preparing for the upcoming 2024–25 academic year? Here’s some exciting news for you! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) has undergone significant changes that promise a more seamless and user-friendly experience.
This blog post will discuss the significant changes made to the FAFSA® and what they mean for your eligibility for federal financial aid.

Group of St. john's Graduate students

Eight Soft Skills to Enhance Your Graduate Résumé

Employers consider more than just academic qualifications in the current competitive job market. They prefer to hire recent graduate candidates who exhibit strong soft skills, such as effective communication, teamwork, and adaptability.
This blog post helps you better understand what soft skills are and which ones are important for you to focus on. By comprehending the significance of soft skills, you can become an asset to any company and improve your career prospects.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
Group of students visiting colleges like a pro

Unlocking Success: Essential Tips for Visiting Colleges Like a Pro

Visiting colleges is an essential step in the college admission process. It’s your opportunity to get a feel for each campus, learn about the academic programs and extracurricular activities offered, and meet with current students and faculty. But with so many colleges to choose from and so much information to take in, it can take time to figure out where to start.

This blog post shares essential tips for visiting colleges like a pro. Whether just starting your college search or getting ready for an upcoming college open house, continue reading for tips on making your college visits successful.

Students at outdoor basketball courts next to Residence buildings

Must-Know St. John’s Resources for First-Year Students

No one should have to navigate their college journey alone. Luckily, St. John’s University offers abundant campus resources to assist all students. In this blog, we share a few campus resources that can help you achieve success and guide you throughout your college journey.

St. John's University Student
Madison Coombs