For international business major William Arras, freshman year is about getting connected — to fellow Billikens, professors and everything life at SLU has to offer.
Major: International Business
Minors: Service Leadership, Marketing
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Clubs and Organizations: Ethical Leaders in Business Learning Community, International Business Club, Covenant House, Family Mentor Program
I love to hang out with my friends and have movie nights. Also, I love to watch and play sports whenever I get the chance. I love going out into the city and trying new restaurants that my friends and I have never been to before. I am a very big extrovert who loves to meet new people. Also, I am very competitive and will never turn down an opportunity to compete. Finally, I love the outdoors and having bonfires with friends.
Getting to Know SLU
I love how open and inviting the campus is. Also, I am always in awe of how beautiful our campus looks while going to classes. Finally, I love the professors as they are genuinely excited and eager to teach us the curriculum.
Life in St. Louis
I love the culture here in St. Louis. There is a lot of history to be found throughout the city, and I love to go exploring. Also, I love the food in the city, as there is a great diversity in the styles of food available.
How I Stay Connected to Other Billikens
I stay connected with other Billikens through social media, Zoom, and other platforms. Also, I stay connected by going to eat on campus with other Billikens and studying in the library. Finally, I stay connected by going to group fitness classes in the rec center.
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