The best preparation for law school is a high-quality liberal arts education where you can develop outstanding writing, communication and critical-thinking skills. As a St. Bonaventure prelaw student, you will take classes that will hone these skills.

Model United Nations gives students valuable hands-on experience.The St. Bonaventure Prelaw Program includes a combination of instructional and advisory activities that are designed to facilitate admission into law school and success once there.

You will have a prelaw advisor who is available from the start to guide and support you. You will also have the direction of top-notch faculty, no matter what major you choose. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience through participation in the SBU Prelaw Society, the Mock Trial Team, the Model United Nations and various legal internships. By the time you graduate, you will be fully prepared to apply to the law school of your choice.

St. Bonaventure University, with its innovative liberal arts core, its commitment to academic excellence, and its dedication to the Franciscan values of citizenship and service, provides a unique opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and values that you will need to meet the challenges of law school and beyond.

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Students invited to learn about the powerful SBU alumni connection firsthand at #Bonnies4Bonnies networking event

Jan 27, 2016 |

At St. Bonaventure, we root for each other’s success and happiness. So it shouldn’t surprise current students that faithful Bona alumni have jumped at the opportunity to share career advice and experiences with them.

Bonnies4Bonnies is a new career networking event aimed at connecting students and alumni and is planned for 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Doyle Dining and Board of Trustees Rooms. The event is hosted by St. Bonaventure’s Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC).

Registration for the networking event is now open at The deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Following a keynote talk on “The Power of the Bonaventure Alumni Connection,” students will have the chance to meet and mingle with alumni representing a broad spectrum of professional roles, from freelance writer to corporate executive.

“Our alumni are passionate about supporting our students after they leave the university, whether it be through opportunities or professional recommendations and connections,” said Pamela Ferman, assistant director and employer relations coordinator at the CPRC. “Our alumni have gone on to excel in the job market, and having the ability to bring them back to talk to students is invaluable to their career success.”

Alumni participating in Bonnies4Bonnies represent many major urban cities and an impressive mix of companies.

The CPRC will have representation from New York City, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Rochester and companies like SiriusXM, New York Life, Toyota, Nissan North America, Scholastic, Constellation Brands, Rohrbach Brewing Company, Fisher-Price and M&T Bank, said Ferman.

For students undecided about a career path, Bonnies4Bonnies is an opportunity to find out more about a particular profession from someone in the field who is willing to speak candidly about its pros and cons.

Kevin ClearyAddressing students and alumni in the keynote address will be alumnus Kevin Cleary, marketing manager of sponsorships and promotions for Nestlé Waters North America, the global leader in the bottled water industry.

Cleary has worked at Nestlé Waters for 11 years in various sales, communications and marketing roles. Based in Stamford, Conn., he manages day-to-day responsibilities related to Nestlé Waters North America partnerships, including the Boston marathon, Universal Studios, and select Major League Baseball teams, including the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.

Managing a multimillion-dollar budget, Cleary oversees partnership opportunity reviews, provides leadership for integrated marketing plans, and manages multiple outside agency teams.

Cleary, a marketing major at St. Bonaventure, earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2002. He is a member of the university’s National Alumni Association Board, serves as president of St. Bonaventure’s New York City Alumni Chapter, and is a member of the Bonaventure Athletic Fund Advisory Board. In addition, he was recently named to the board at Mt. Irenaeus.

For more information about Bonnies4Bonnies, visit or contact Ferman at



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