Nick Brown ‘18
“I can honestly say, every business class I’ve had at Saint Peter’s I feel will help me in my future.”
Why did I choose Saint Peters? I applied to nine different schools and was accepted to all nine. But when I went to visit them, they didn’t know my name, they didn’t have any idea who I was. When I came here, they really knew me before I even set foot on campus. It was a very friendly, family feeling.
My major is Business Management. I can honestly say, every business class I’ve had at Saint Peter’s I feel will help me in my future. Here, they teach in a more non-traditional way. In my marketing class, we did the Google Online Challenge. We created AdWords and revamped their advertising campaign. We also worked with Women Rising, a local non-profit, and created a video for their website. Business is all situational, it all depends on the on the target audience.
Dr. Naatus (assistant professor of business and acting director of the Ignite Institute) was an incredible professor and she really helped open my eyes. In her class, I was able to participate in experiential learning. We worked hands-on with the Washington Park Association, an organization that helps the park run smoothly. We formed groups and created a management plan for their events. We also helped them find new ways of locating and writing grants. We presented our findings to them and we assisted with their fundraiser, Washington Park Live.
Off campus, I’m a lead contributor with 12 Up, a sports media company. They’re a start-up and they’re growing quickly. Sports are my passion. My favorite is football, I’m a big Steelers fan, but I write about them all. My ultimate goal is to work in a front office of a sports team or the NFL. The key to getting in is finding a stepping stone to get your name known, and having the business knowledge to get the job done. Writing about sports has really helped me, that and the real-world business experience I’ve gotten at Saint Peter’s.
The University gave me a full scholarship and I feel so grateful, so I’ve made it my mission to pay it forward on campus. I decided to run for president of my class, 2018. I was elected to CFO of the Student Government Association. I’m also the president of Delta Sigma Pi, the business fraternity. Through them I get to help other business students.