Transferring and Campus Activities



Shawn Bradley is passionate about a career in health care—and wanted a university where he could develop his skills as a leader.

Bradley transferred to Carlow from the community college in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he’d been a nursing major. He was seeking a welcoming college campus with a more traditional feel—and a strong health sciences program. Carlow’s Health Management program was a perfect fit.

"So much goes on behind the scenes in health care. Many more people are involved than the individuals you might see in the doctor's office," says Bradley.

Once Carlow accepted him—and his community college credits—the transition was smooth.

“At Carlow, they don’t treat you like a statistic. They treat you like a person, and they really care about your future,” he says.

Bradley proceeded to jump right in. He’s campus activities president and vice president of the LGBTQ cluba student ambassador, a first-year mentor, and a Carlow Mercy Leader. He’s also a campus life work study, a member of Business Leaders of Carlow, and serves on the university’s Diversity and Inclusion committee.

Campus involvement is empowering, he says. It’s prepared him for leadership roles—starting with an internship with Allegheny Health Network, where he’s exposed to a wide variety of administrative responsibilities in health care, from recruiting staff to reviewing employee health policies.

Like Shawn, are you searching for a university that empowers you to grow from on-campus leadership experiences? Explore the options we have for you at Carlow.

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