Students in Pepperdine’s Washington, D.C., program returned to in-person school and internships while curating strong friendships. Faculty and students alike prepare for the next semester with the knowledge they have obtained over the summer.
Senior Alyssa Riley, a Sports Medicine major from Santa Clara, Calif., reflects on her experience on campus and abroad in Florence, Italy. Riley said she hopes to be a registered nurse in the future.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment features Ethan Barragán, a Political Science major from Hawthorne, Calif., who is passionate about politics and the RISE community.
Seaver students continue to exemplify academic success in the midst of COVID-19. More than 370 Seaver students earned the Dean’s List honor in fall 2020.
As students begin another semester of online instruction, many are forced to adapt their ambitions to fit the parameters of the virtual classroom. The challenges of remote instruction forced some to recommitment to their academic priorities.
Senior Noah Santo talks about how his desire to become a professional athlete has lead him to a career interest in marketing.
Senior Jorge Contreras talks about his investing interests, on campus leadership role and exploring topics through books and podcasts.
Senior Caitlin Fogg talks finding a peer group, knowing your value and using internships to explore new fields.
Senior Cindy Guo talks interning at major companies versus startups and advises on how to be a prepared candidate.
Washington, D.C., Program Director Brian Swarts has always held a love for students and civic engagement. Throughout the program suspension, Swarts has discovered new ways to connect with students and prepare them to critically engage the world around them.