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Countdown to Commencement 2021: Pat Leahy

April 19, 2021

Human resources and marketing double major Patrick Leahy is the next member of the Class of 2021 to be featured in the “Countdown to Commencement” series. Leahy was nominated by the Office of Admissions.

The Long Island, New York native seemingly never stops moving. Currently, he is serving as the executive intern in the Division of Enrollment Management, where he has learned about financial aid, admissions, athletics, and more. He is also a student ambassador, president of the College’s chapter of the American Marketing Association, a member of the School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, and serves as a lector for Campus Ministry.

“A piece of advice that really helped me out is to become friends with upperclassmen or students who are older than you. Those people for me really showed me how to conduct myself as an upperclassmen as student leaders on campus. Be in touch with your upperclassmen and then when you get to that upperclassmen role, definitely be in touch with those that are coming after,” shared Leahy.

Leahy has been lauded as a great campus leader through his position as president of AMA, particularly in a unique environment where clubs must create online activities and events to engage their students.

“As a human resources major and a marketing major, I've been able to gain exposure to the Rochester area and Western New York and even outside of the state. Professors are doing a great job of networking with students and setting us up in positions where we'll be able to interview and get jobs out of college,” said Leahy.