Madison Costigan Mar 30, 2022 10:08 am

A Novel Idea: Arcadia Alumni Spotlight

As college students, much of our time is spent planning for our futures. It’s inspiring to see success stories about recent alumni like Christina Rosso-Schneider, an Arcadia graduate who now owns a thriving bookstore on Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia called A Novel Idea. I was interested in...

Office of Career Education in Knight Hall

Madison Costigan Jan 28, 2022 10:27 am

Trouble Planning Your Career? This Office Can Help

Thinking about the future can be daunting. In the past, I often shied away from talking about my plans after college. I had a range of ideas, but they were not concrete and seemed out of reach. I wasn’t sure how to choose the best career for me, or how to make my aspirations a possibility once I...

students with a professor in the library

Madison Costigan Nov 22, 2021 3:43 pm

It's Okay To Change Your Major

When I first came to Arcadia, I had chosen a different major than the one I have currently. I enrolled as a Politics, Government, and Law major, and planned to minor in English. I was interested in international relations and politics, especially after taking Comparative Government and Politics in...

Alex Chin overlooking a cliff in Ireland

Alex Chin Nov 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Summer STEM Research: Creating Opportunity During COVID

So much for best-laid plans. I was ahead of the game with my study abroad application, and since the start of 2020, I had meticulously scheduled all of my classes, undergraduate and graduate, to fit in a final celebration before graduation. I was bound for the Gold Coast in Australia, slated to...

California horizon

Elijah Arnold Oct 29, 2021 9:28 am

Thinking About a Gap Year? It Starts With Self-Discovery

2019 was really rough for me. My mental health was at an all-time low, and I had absolutely no motivation. I switched schools to do my senior year from home, and I spent a lot of time working on self-care, self-love, and self-actualization.  After some huge steps forward in...

Lashanna Bryant giving her commencement speech

Lashanna Bryant Jun 1, 2021 2:58 pm

A Commencement Congratulations, but Not for the Degree

Unfortunately, this is my final blog post for Because Arcadia. However, I am happy that in concluding my time here, I am able to share the speech that I gave at Commencement as the recipient of the Senior Golden Disc Award, addressing the Class of 2021. This speech is very close to my heart, as it...

Students at Take a Knight to Work day

Madison Costigan May 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Take a Knight to Work Day Offers Career Advice and Connections

Arcadia’s students are familiar with the tight-knit community within the university, but it is especially exceptional to experience the way that Arcadia alumni stay connected to the school after they graduate and move on to their careers. This is exemplified by Take A Knight to Work Day, a program...

Rikki Rosenthal with friends on campus

Rikki Rosenthal May 13, 2021 12:37 pm

Finding Home: “Go Where the Love Is” Part II

As I sit here and write this, I’m in disbelief. I just finished my thesis, but haven't really processed the fact that these are my last few weeks at Arcadia. It’s truly baffling how quickly my time as a Knight has passed, but I’m eternally grateful for everything I have...

esports arena

Garrett Davies Apr 24, 2021 8:00 pm

Goodbye, International Studies; Hello, Esports

A recent article in Forbes noted that esports is a fast-growing industry and was valued at over 1 billion dollars in 2020. While still far behind many traditional sports in terms of revenue, infrastructure, and mainstream appeal, there is no doubt that if competitive video games fit your skill set...

Anthony Carbonetta Apr 24, 2021 8:00 pm

The Right Way to Resume

As the semester winds to its end, many seniors—myself included—will begin their search for a job in their respective field. With diplomas in hand, a whole wave of graduates are on their way to find the entry level position of their dreams. As close as we are to reaching those brass rings and...

Orientation leader at Arcadia

Garrett Davies Mar 24, 2021 12:00 am

Finding My Future

I recently did a video where I spoke about graduation and becoming an alumnus very soon. I talked a little bit about how I'm starting to develop my plans for the future, and thought that it might be beneficial to extend that to a full post here. I had only a very slight idea of what...

Jasmin Ramirez class

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 16, 2021 12:00 am

What I Discovered Being a TA

While the pandemic has taken a toll on my last year of college, not all of the changes have been negative.  Due to the restrictions of Zoom, the Psychology Department allowed students to work remotely as peer mentors, researchers, and Teaching Assistants (TAs). All of these positions are...