One of the reasons I chose to be in higher education is that I really enjoy working with students. I had the wonderful occasion to chat recently with Jason Barberio, who is pursuing a degree in business here. Jason is a creative and engaging guy. He gives a GREAT campus tour and he is not afraid to speak his mind–which is a wonderful quality to have. I asked him to tell me what he liked about our College of Business and the students in it, and here are his thoughts:
Our small classes allow the students to know each other very well, so they can work together in any class and create quality work.
Business students are extremely active around campus, SGA, Greek life, and sports. Business students know how to interact and work for a better community. They know how to have fun, and how to be top-notch business men and women.
The business school also houses great faculty. They know how to teach and are passionate about their field. The advisers help students to find the right courseload and help to find the most competitive internships, which sets them on a path to build great careers. The courses are also very challenging to students. Professors do not just teach students from a book, but they teach them from experience (and they dress very professionally). They are proud of their work and proud of their students.
Jason said that he is very excited about our College of Business, that it does the university proud.
He’s the Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi, an exclusive business fraternity.
I was happy to share this exchange with you–with Jason’s permission, of course–and plan to reveal other students’ thoughts down the line.
The essence of Loyola–what makes us tick–is our students, their stories, their engagement of faculty, staff, each other, and the wider community. I am amazed and inspired by them.