March 16

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities kicked off on Saturday in downtown Scranton (read more about it below!), but we can look forward to another celebration, mashed potato-style, on Thursday in DeNaples.

On a more serious note, this past week, students attended the second spring job fair, but before they did we gathered some great tips for next time you’re called in for an interview. Read on below for all this and a graduating senior’s experience at the U, as well as a preview about what some of our students will be doing over spring break!

We’re on hiatus next week for break – have a good one and be sure to check back with us to get more coverage on spring break on March 30. In the meantime, check out our Flickr collectionfrom the semester so far.

Interview Advice  

By: Michele Schulmeister  

This past Wednesday, more than 80 employers filled the Byron Center for the Spring 2016 Job and Internship Fair. We spoke with a few employers to find out what they look for during an interview.

Most agree that being prepared for the interview and doing research beforehand is extremely important. “I think my biggest tip – and I talk to a lot of students about this for interview prep – is being prepared,” said Jennifer Haydt of Enterprise Holdings. “Do your homework ahead of time, know the company you’re interviewing with, make sure that you have your resume together and have several people look over it.”

For more tips, check out the full article, here!


Lady Royals Recap 

By: Michele Schulmeister 

 The Long Center was jam-packed with fans this weekend as the Lady Royals competed in the NCAA Sectional Rounds! On Friday, March 11, the women’s team defeated Christopher Newport (82-46), making their record 30-0 and advancing the team to the Elite 8. They were the fourth team in program history to make 30 wins. More information about Friday’s game can be found here.

On Saturday, March 12, the team unfortunately fell to Tufts University (57-48). More information about Saturday’s game can be found here.

Don’t forget to check out pictures from the Sweet 16 game here and the Elite 8 game here.

Congratulations on a fantastic season, Lady Royals!


St. Patrick’s Day Festivities 

By: Michele Schulmeister


Whether you’re a first-year student or  senior, it’s probably clear to you by now how much Scranton loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. On Friday, the University hosted it’s largest Shamrockin’ Eve event to date. Many alumni as well as current seniors gathered in the Byron Center to reconnect with one another as well as get to know one another. Those who attended had the chance to be “Shamrockin’ for Others” by donating to support scholarships for current and future University students.

On Saturday, thousands of people headed downtown to watch the Scranton’s St. Patrick Day Parade. The events of the day started at 10 a.m. with a Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Shortly after, the Brian P. Kelly memorial footrace started at 11 a.m. The parade festivities began at 11:45 a.m. Find out more about the day here!

This Thursday, the University will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the DeNaples Ballroom on the fourth floor. There will be Irish step dancing, face paint, a mashed potato bar and more. More information can be found here.

Spring Break Preview 

By: Jessica Perillo 

Spring break is quickly approaching! Whether they’re staying local or vacationing somewhere tropical, our students and faculty are looking forward to some time off. This break, students will have the opportunity to participate in three domestic service trips, the men and women’s tennis teams are traveling to Orlando, Florida, the softball team is going to Clermont, Florida, seniors are vacationing in the Bahamas for their senior trip, some students are staying in the Scranton area, and our Campus Correspondents are traveling to San Diego, California, and Nashville, Tennessee!

Make sure to check Royal News on March 30 to hear stories and see photos from some of these exciting trips!

Graduating Senior Q&A: Brooke O’Neill 

By: Jessica Perillo 

RN: What has been your favorite experience at Scranton? qa

B: Parade Day. This was my fourth year attending Parade Day and it is a great tradition and always a good time with friends.

RN: What are you involved in on campus that you would encourage other students to get involved in?

B: I am president of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America). I encourage students of any year to join. We work with local clients to help with publicity and increase awareness. It is a great way to get involved on campus and you don’t need to be a communication major to do it!

RN: What is something that you learned here that you could take with you for the future?

B: I’ve learned that having a teacher-student relationship is important and valuable. Being able to talk to my teachers outside of the classroom has helped me a lot. The value of alumni and networking is very important. Connections are key!

RN: What advice would you give to an incoming first-year that you wish you knew?

B: Try everything! Walk downtown to all of the different restaurants, try out for sports or club teams, do intramural sports, join as many clubs as you can and make friends with anyone you can!



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