Management and Marketing major
Fighting Bees golfer
President Phi Eta Sigma
Provides ministry through music
Rocks Lee Lohmam with the pep band
"Needless to say, I do not find myself bored."
As he readied for college, Luke Staudt had a couple of key concerns. Where and how would he live for the next four years? And what kind of career opportunities would await him after that?
At St. Ambrose, he has found a beyond satisfactory answer to the former and head start on answering the latter.
"By no means am I a materialistic person; however, I do recognize the value of a positive living environment," Luke says. "The residence halls at SAU are modern, spacious, secure and community-oriented. My roommates and suite mates have turned into some of my closest friends on campus, and residing on campus gives me peace of mind."
Meanwhile, the Career Center at SAU helped Staudt get ready to obtain a prime internship the summer prior to his junior year. The Center's menu of mock interview opportunities, resume reviews, career networking fairs and even a dinner to teach proper etiquette left him more than prepared.
"The Career Center staff is a tremendous team of advocates," Luke says. "They have given me a clear head start on my future.
Coming from a rural upbringing, the Quad Cities seem like the big city to me. I find plenty of things to do, whether it's going to a River Bandits baseball game, Mallards hockey game, or going shopping. I enjoy riding my bike on the numerous trails. I have found a hobby in exploring the area and learning about the historical landmarks in the Quad Cities. Needless to say, I do not find myself bored.
Being a Catholic institution, service is a key component of the culture here at St. Ambrose. I have given back through Bee the Difference Day, during which students conduct fall yard work for local Davenport residents. I have also volunteered by way of my involvement with Phi Eta Sigma, which is a college honor society. In this organization, we give back at King's Harvest Ministries in downtown Davenport. They serve hot meals to more than 500 poor and homeless individuals per week. I have learned some valuable life lessons through giving back to the local community.