Growing up in a little town in Central Pennsylvania, I knew I wanted to go somewhere new and exciting for college. I decided to apply to colleges in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Those two cities are close enough that I could come home on the weekends if I wanted to, but far enough away to be new and exciting.
After touring a few colleges,such as University of Pittsburgh and Temple University I ended up going to Philadelphia University because of their great reputation and accreditation for their architecture program.
As soon as I set foot on Philadelphia University’s campus, I immediately felt “at home”. The campus is located on a 100-acre, park-like campus, yet it is just minutes away from Center City Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States, and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States. Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture. Going to school so close to the city gave me access to a ton of museums, art galleries, historical sites, and so much more! We were constantly going to museums and other places in the city for class. On the weekends i would also explore the city with my friends. There is so much to see and do here, I never was bored!
I graduated from Philadelphia University in 2009 with my bachelors in Architectural Studies. I then went on to received my Masters in Construction Management in 2010, also from Philadelphia University.
I ended up loving Philadelphia so much that I decided to stay and grow my career here. I am currently working for one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country with expertise in construction, civil infrastructure, public-private partnerships and commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets.
I have Philadelphia University to thank for giving me the education I needed to achieve my career goals!
Philadelphia University Website: http://www.philau.edu/