Kyle Dellosa is a senior business major with an emphasis in finance at Southwestern Adventist University. The University’s principles of Knowledge, Faith, and Service has impacted his time here as a Human of SWAU.
My experiences here at Southwestern Adventist University began by accident. I am a graduate of Chisholm Trail Academy in Keene, Texas. Like many of my classmates, I chose Southwestern Adventist University because it was close to my home. Because of this, I did not have many expectations for the University, but the experiences I have found here on campus have been worth more than I could ever have imagined.
The most valuable experience I gained was the ability to experience knowledge, faith, and service in an integrated manner as I prepare for my God-given destiny. Entering Southwestern Adventist University, I was a biological sciences major with a pre-pharmacy emphasis. Three years later, I am now a business major pursuing a future career in finance. My journey has been filled with academic learning, hands on service experience, and growth toward Christ and others, thanks to the small and personalized campus experience and to those who have surrounded me here.
I have grown close to my professors and advisors because of the genuine care they have for all of us and because they take the time to help each of us find our life’s calling. When I decided to switch my major, I had the full support and assistance of my advisors and professors as they helped me plan for my future. Each professor has given me grand opportunities to not only increase my knowledge in finance, but to expand my experiences outside of the classroom.
Some of the things in which I am most grateful are the exposure we have to real world professionals. In the Profiles of Entrepreneurship class taught by Professor Ana Patterson, local entrepreneurs came to share about their professional experiences. Hearing and meeting these seasoned individuals inspire me to continually strive for excellence as I prepare for my future career. While a larger institution might have more money, the personal interactions that I receive with professionals in my future field would not be possible in a larger institution.
I am blessed to be at a University where the principles of Knowledge, Faith, and Service are integrated in practical ways each day. I am thankful to the administrators, faculty, and staff for instilling these principles in the campus experience here. I look forward to representing this great University as I begin my career, thanks to all I have experienced as a Human of SWAU.