|School:||Loyola University Chicago|
|Major:||Communication and Advertising/Public Relations|
Tricia Gawlas instantly felt at home when she visited Loyola’s campus. She also knew that she wanted to see the world. Loyola’s Ricci Scholars program allowed her to do just that. As a highly motivated student, Gawlas was awarded the scholarship for her entire junior year—and was able to spend one semester each at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center and The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies. For Gawlas, the study abroad experience pushed her to develop self-reliance and confidence—great leadership qualities. It’s also helping her land sought-after internships interviews. “I have been applying for internships, and employers love to hear that I've been abroad,” she says.