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Getting into a college routine

Getting into a College Routine: Advice from a Junior

Whether you are just starting college or are already a year or two along your academic path, having a consistent routine can make the college years easier.

As a junior at St. John’s University, I learned a few tips that helped me establish a solid routine. These tips apply to any year of college, regardless of the level of study.

St. John's University Student
Madison Coombs
Group of St. John's Students practicing their faith through service

Embracing Faith through Service: Q&A with Elvira Garcia ’20Ed

St. John’s University alumna Elvira Garcia ’20Ed has successfully integrated faith and service into her life and shared her extraordinary journey with us to commemorate Founder’s Week, an annual event honoring the University’s Vincentian and Catholic traditions.

St. John's University Student

Antonio's Inspiring Path of Campus Involvement

At St. John’s University, students’ journeys are shaped by their academic pursuits, extracurricular activities, and personal growth. One such student is Antonio Mosby, a lively and active junior earning a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Marketing. He is currently a Student Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), which focuses on cultivating inclusivity and cultural understanding on campus.

In this Q&A, Antonio reflects on his impactful roles on campus. He discusses how they’ve shaped his worldview, honed his skills, and forged an unbreakable connection with the university community.

St. John's University student supporint diversity, equity and inclusion

Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in College: Student Q&A

At a time when promoting and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion is crucial, Basmalla Hussein, a committed and passionate third-year Muslim student at St. John’s University, has taken charge of creating a positive impact. Drawing upon her high school experiences and a desire to contribute to a cause larger than herself, Basmalla shares her journey in this inspiring Q&A session.

Basmalla is a Student Coordinator in St. John’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and participates in their Student Equity Workshops (SEW). These workshops promote cultural awareness, sensitivity, diversity, and social justice at the University. She is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) degree and is expected to graduate in 2027.

Headshot of an Senior Actuarial Science St. John's University Alum

Exploring a Career in Actuarial Science: Q&A With Industry Expert

Are you interested in risk assessment, financial forecasting, and strategic decision-making? If so, get ready to explore the fascinating world of actuarial science. In this Q&A, we talk to St. John's University alum Brandon Alcaide,’19C, ’20GSRM. He is a Senior Actuarial Associate at TIAA, a well-known Fortune 100 financial services company providing extensive financial solutions.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
Female, nonprofit leader looking out into the city view

Driving Social Impact: Alumna’s Path to Nonprofit Leader

In this inspiring Q&A, we explore the remarkable professional and academic journey of St. John’s alumna Bobbie L. Brown ’10G. With more than ten years of experience in community development, criminal justice, and education, Ms. Brown is passionate about investing in the principles of social impact to address the needs of under-resourced communities.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
Man standing at a St. John's University podium

Manifesting Your Dreams

How I manifest my dreams as a certified Strengths Coach and Associate Dean of Student Success and Engagement at St. John’s University.

Dr. Sharod L. Tomlinson’21Ed.D.