Tag: mentors

The Best Advice I’ve Received: Three Quotes That Have Stayed With Me

The Best Advice I’ve Received: Three Quotes That Have Stayed With Me

NancyLea Illsley—There are many people who tell us many things as we make our way through our college careers. There are some words spoken that we will remember for the rest of our lives and others that don't make the cut. I have been thinking a lot about this lately because I have been given … Continue reading The Best Advice I’ve Received: Three Quotes That Have Stayed With Me

Everyone Wants You to Succeed

Everyone Wants You to Succeed

Only 84.4% of freshman return to college for their sophomore year

Alumnus Jim Mignano’s “Rising” PR Career Launched at Brockport

Alumnus Jim Mignano’s “Rising” PR Career Launched at Brockport

Former Winging It blogger Jim Mignano graduated from Brockport in December 2013 and works as a senior account executive at Text100’s Rochester office. An active member of the Public Relations Society of America's Rochester chapter (PRSA Rochester), he was recently honored with its Rising Star Award, which, as defined by the organization, "recognizes a public … Continue reading Alumnus Jim Mignano’s “Rising” PR Career Launched at Brockport

Here’s a Question: “So, Why Brockport?”

Here’s a Question: “So, Why Brockport?”

Shay Harris—It's a question I've gotten a few times while walking backwards and giving a tour of my lovely campus, currently under construction. What follows is usually my eyebrow furrowing and me pinching my chin. Thinking. After taking a break, I inhale and give three answers: the people, opportunity for growth, and money. Brockport wasn't my … Continue reading Here’s a Question: “So, Why Brockport?”

1 Year & 2 Weeks in and I’m Changing My Major

1 Year & 2 Weeks in and I’m Changing My Major

Marie Fischer—When I was little, I was so fascinated by the work my parents did. They're both nurses, so our dinner table conversations were far from the norm. They consisted of conversations full of blood, broken bones, puke. Definitely not what you were hearing at most tables. I remember envying them for the things they … Continue reading 1 Year & 2 Weeks in and I’m Changing My Major

I chose Brockport for the Honors College, but I stayed for the people I met.

I chose Brockport for the Honors College, but I stayed for the people I met.

Spencer Linsner—In March 2013, when I was in the middle of my decision-making process, I had one big thing on my mind: Money. I was certain that I didn't want to have to worry about debt when I finished, so I wanted to make sure the school I picked was the best value. And when … Continue reading I chose Brockport for the Honors College, but I stayed for the people I met.

I chose Brockport because of the community, but I stayed because of the faculty.

I chose Brockport because of the community, but I stayed because of the faculty.

Liz Herrmann—When touring Brockport, I felt the sense of community with every building we entered! Everyone was laughing and smiling, and it was infectious. I found myself saying Hi to people and smiling at strangers! I was home, my future family was here, I definitely felt like I was right where I belonged. As my … Continue reading I chose Brockport because of the community, but I stayed because of the faculty.