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Billiken Profiles: Joshua Nuka

Saint Louis University senior, Joshua Nuka is an electrical engineering major from Rivers State, Nigeria. He's embracing all that life at SLU has to offer, from Billiken soccer games to career fairs. 

Joshua Nuka

Joshua Nuka (Photo by Sarah Conroy)

Year: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering 

Hometown: Rivers State, Nigeria

Clubs and Organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), intramural soccer, National Society of Black Engineers 

Why I Chose SLU

I really loved the SLU blue, and I was very interested in the Division 1 sports program at SLU. I did my first year completely online [during COVID], and all my professors were able to make appropriate accommodations for me especially because there was a 6-hour time difference. That just made me realize how welcoming the community is here at SLU.  The first time I visited SLU, I felt very excited and overwhelmed by how much it felt like home far away from home. 

What's Cool About My Major

Something cool about studying electrical engineering at SLU is that at career fairs you can get mentorship from engineers in top companies around St. Louis.

My Favorite Spot on SLU's Campus

Hermann Stadium because I love watching the soccer games there.

Something I Love About Living in St. Louis

Everyone is always nice and willing to help. 

My Favorite SLU Tradition

The Homecoming and Family Weekend fireworks show. 

Advice for Your College Search 

Aim as high as possible! Just because others say it is hard doesn’t mean you can’t do it. So apply to those big schools, and put in the work!


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