Dear Future Griffs

Justin BegleyEconomics and Finance

"Among Canisius’ best characteristics is the small class size, which allows students to build relationships with professors. I am able to meet personally with them anytime. Whether it be for extra help or just conversation, professors are happy to take the time."

Justin Begley '20

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Lauren ShineHistory and Pre-Dental

"My experience as a history major has given me invaluable communication and writing skills that I will carry with me throughout my professional career. The history department at Canisius is top-notch. The professors are experts in their fields, and are eager to share their incredible knowledge and skills with their students. The individual attention will provide you with all the skills you need to thrive in college and beyond."

Lauren Shine '19

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Jesse BrodkaEducation

"At Canisius, education majors are placed in local schools from day one. We observe some of the best teachers in Buffalo, and our field placements begin in the very first semester."

Jesse Brodka '21

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Matthew BerardiBiology

"As a junior biology major, I have discovered that Canisius College is the ideal place for anyone interested in studying the natural sciences. I’ve already presented my organic chemistry research at the Western New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Symposium and dissected the abdominal cavity of a cat during anatomy class. I’ve studied behavioral neuroscience, determined the value of gravity in physics lab, and had the incredible opportunity to tutor younger science majors."

Matthew Berardi '20

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Sana GadleyInternational Relations

"One thing that has truly transformed my education at Canisius is the global education I have received. I have been able to witness for myself the tributes to “the disappeared” in Argentina and also speak with migrants and those residing on the southern border on an immersion trip with Campus Ministry."
Sana Gadley '20

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Bailey LisSport Management

"I have a work-study job with Canisius College Athletics, where I have learned all about the operations of a Division I Athletic Program, including admission tickets, merchandise, promotions, etc. I have also worked with the Buffalo Bills for three seasons in the admissions ticket office and with 50/50 raffle tickets, and with the Buffalo Beauts, a pro women’s ice hockey team, for one season through game operations."

Bailey Lis '20

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Joshua LinkCommunication Studies

"I have gotten to work very closely with my professors, who take an interest in my success. Just this past semester, I did a project for Dr. Irwin’s class with 103.3 The Edge, a rock radio station in Buffalo. My group was assigned the band interview, where we held our own Edge Session with USS, a popular Canadian band."

Joshua Link '20

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Taryn Bansmer '19Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) and Psychology

"Through the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) program, I have been a part of Dr. Sue Margulis’ research team at the Buffalo Zoo for the last three and a half years now. I also have had the opportunity to go to conferences with my research team and others in the ABEC department."

Taryn Bansmer '19

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Connor RoseneckerEconomics, Finance, Management, Psychology

 "I learned about my talents and interests through Canisius’ Golden Griffin Fund and CFA Research Challenge Team. I gained valuable leadership experience and collaborated with many exceptional peers by serving as the VP for Business and Finance of the Undergraduate Student Association. Canisius prepared me for success beyond college, too. I am now in the Management Development Program at M&T Bank."

Connor Rosenecker '18

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Lauren CourtadeChildhood and Special Education

"The quantity and quality of field placements and related experiences at Canisius are unmatched. In three years, I was placed in eight schools in both urban and suburban settings, where I worked with children ages 18 months to 18 years. I also worked alongside professors through paid opportunities, including a tutoring program, a gifted math program, and research positions which allowed me to present at three conferences."

Lauren Courtade '17

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Jessica McKayCommunication Studies

"Following graduation in May of 2018 as a communication studies major, I started working as a Marketing and Development Coordinator for Mercy Flight, a nonprofit organization specializing in emergency response. I can say without a doubt that Canisius shaped me into the young woman I am today and I am proud to be a Griff."

Jessica McKay '18

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Mark LawlerBiology Pre-Med

"On the academic front, what attracted me was the classroom environment and the interactions between students and professors. I led a service trip to Washington D.C. focused on social justice in health care, participated in a medical mission to Nicaragua, and tutored refugee children in Buffalo."

Mark Lawler '17

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