Ryan

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Ryan

Ryan

Senior Major Sports Management – Internal VP ZBT – Intermural Sports – Chabad and Hillel

So you are getting ready to go back to Israel?

Yep

What made you want to be a staff person?

I had an unbelievable experience when I went as a Sophomore. I got interested in Israel and Judaism and have been looking to return. I am responsible so I am looking forward to the challenge.

What do you want to share with your friends?

It is incomprehensible. The place is magic. You feel connected and it becomes a second home. You could try to describe it, but, you really need to experience it first hand. That is what I am looking forward to.

What was the highlight of your previous trip?

Tzfat – Meeting Abraham and going to the Ari’s Mikveh in the snow. The entire experience in that city was mind blowing.

What would you like people to know about Jewish life on campus?

I think it is a good place to meet people and make friends that aren’t on your floor or in a greek organization. Jewish life is a place where you can really shine.

Looking back what are your favorite memories on campus?

Joining the fraternity, being an executive member in my fraternity, and participating in freshmen fest this year. It was very rewarding to be able to lead a group of freshmen and introduce them to the University. It is great helping people. I met so many people.

What advice do you have for younger students?

Take school seriously. I didn’t understand that at first. I skipped school and didn’t always take my classes as seriously as I should have. Academics is job #1 – Get involved. There are so many things that you can get involved in. Get something that will help you blow off steam, gym, friends etc. Learn how to manage your time. That is the key to a successful college career.