As I approached the end of college, I was spending a lot of time and energy trying to figure out where I was headed next. The Alum Service Corps letter came in the mail at just the right time! Spending a year living on campus, giving back to the Strake Jesuit community that gave me so much, was instrumental in my discernment about my future - which in my case ended up meaning joining the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. There is a beautiful synergy created when one spends time giving back out of gratitude and, in return, you end up being part of a group of people clearly dedicated to not only your formation and growth, but the formation and growth of young men in the Jesuit tradition
- Marcus Fryer ’00, SJ
Choosing to participate in ASC was a great decision. It was a lot of fun; I was able to spend a year with my favorite teachers, teaching interesting material to eager students. And, of course, it was very fulfilling; Strake has given so much to me, it was a pleasure to be able to give a little bit back. But I didn’t realize how well ASC would prepare me for my life after ASC. Public speaking, professionalism, client relations—all of these were a daily part of ASC, and the skills I learned I use every day.
- Chris Hagale ’02
My year in the Alumni Service Corps was a great experience. After graduating from Jesuit and moving on to college, I gained a whole new appreciation for the experience I had at Jesuit. My student years at Jesuit prepared me so well for college and for the challenges I would face in life, and I gained friendships that will last a lifetime. The least I could do was take a year of my time to give back to school that was so vital in forming the person that I became. In the ASC, I gained great work experience as I taught an English class and coached football, basketball and lacrosse and had a lot of fun all along the way. The Alumni Service Corps offered a fantastic bridge between college and my career. I would certainly recommend the Alumni Service Corps to anyone who would like to give back to Strake Jesuit, while having lots of fun and gaining valuable work experience in the process.
- Tom Beverick '07