Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Major: Undeclared Business
Evan Sommer decided St. Bonaventure was the place for him based on its small class sizes and the opportunity to work one-on-one with teachers.
After picking the school that would help him become extraordinary, Sommers looked into joining the Honors Program. It would not only be a strong addition to his résumé, but he would have the opportunity to learn even more and gain more from his college experience.
“I knew going into the program that I would be required to do more work and put in more hours of studying than the average college student would. However, by putting in that extra effort, I would be able to push myself further than I hoped. It’s an opportunity I just could not pass up,” he said.
One thing that helped prepare Sommer for the rigorous curriculum of the Honors Program was his experience on his high school golf team, he said. Golf is a sport that takes immense patience and dedication. A lot of practice is required in order to get better.
“When on the course, my attention has to be zeroed in on the game. When it comes to time management and staying focused when working on assignments, the persistence learned from playing golf makes adjusting a lot easier,” he said.
Golf also ties into advice Sommer has been given from St. Bonaventure faculty and students: Time management is a skill that can impact your work and grades in a very beneficial way.
“Cramming and saving assignments for the last minute will cause a lot of stress. In the business world, you need to be able to plan ahead and set time aside for the projects and assignments you need to complete. By starting to manage my time effectively now, I will be a step ahead the rest,” he said.
A member of the SBU golf team, Sommer enjoys hanging out with friends when he is not golfing or studying.
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