Be A Billiken Blog
What's life really like for college students? Brinda, Camilo, Colleen, Luke, Mike, Natalie, Nicole and Scott have the inside look at college classes, dorms, college sports and campus activities at Saint Louis University. Check in with them here, or follow them on Tumblr.
1500+ students, 20 leaders, 9 sessions, 5 weeks, 1 place: SLU
SLU101 has given me one of the best summer of my life! It was an amazing experience to be able to get to know the incoming First-Year students and their families, to make a connection with them, and to show them how SLU has changed my life in just two years. I cannot wait to see many of you next year!
New Billikens, get excited for the best four years of your life! Your new home is waiting for you. Welcome to this great family!
This past weekend fellow blogger Colleen and I took a road trip down to SLU to visit friends and be at our favorite place on earth. Here are some of things we did while we were in town!
-Hang out with friends that are either living at SLU over the summer or are from Saint Louis.
-Went to the Saint Louis Farmer’s Market located in the Saint Louis neighborhood Soullard. We then cooked dinner with all of the delicious fresh food we bought!
-Spent an afternoon by the pool at SLUruba, SLU’s outdoor pool. Tons of students like to relax in the sun both during the summer and in the warmer months of the school year. The pool even has real palm trees!
-Worked out at the Simon Rec Center. Yes it is still open in the summer!
-Surprised a friend by being in town for their birthday. They had no idea we were coming!
The best part of the trip by far was being able to see everyone on campus. Whether it be people we knew very well, or only a little, it was great being able to see and talk to all of the familar faces.
So we couldn’t go an entire summer without visiting SLU. For the first time ever I am counting down the days until summer is over; just another reason why SLU is such a special place.
So get on campus this summer and Be here. Be a Billiken.
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It’s summertime here at SLU! Here are some pictures of the SLU 101 Team hanging out during the summer, we are all super excited for first-year students that have and are planning to attend the SLU 101 sessions this summer. Check back for an upcoming, fun video with all the SLU 101 leaders!
Peace, love, and Be a Billiken
What is 9 p.m. Sunday Mass at St. Francis Xavier College Church really like? Listen as Ellen, Alex, and I talk about how diverse groups of students come together for prayer and worship at Saint Louis University.
Yesterday began week 3 of my internship, and I could not be happier to be a part of this program!
I would love to tell you a little more in detail about what I’m doing this summer:
Dardis Communications is a professional training company. Executive-level professionals pay $6000 to receive their training in soft skills like public speaking, business writing, and client interaction. For my internship, I had the opportunity to receive that same training for free through the Dardis Academy. I think that’s pretty darn awesome.
After spending 5 days in Chicago for training, I am now in the midst of spending 9 weeks running my own business as a professional clothier. This is a way for me to apply the skills I’ve learned and grow my professional network.
As a professional clothier, I make calls and send emails to prospects, meet with clients, advise professionals on how to look their best, take measurements, and place orders online through Dardis Clothiers.
(If you wanted more information about the internship or wanted to learn more about our products, feel free to visit dardisacademy.com or dardisclothiers.com)
It’s been such a wonderful experience to be running my own business, and a successful one so far too! And I know that my education and experiences at SLU have a lot to do with how prepared I was for this venture, as well as the fact that I was accepted into the program.
I hope your summer is going as well as mine is so far, and please don’t hesitate to message me with any questions you have about life at SLU!
Be entrepreneurial. Be successful. Be a Billiken.