Meet Xavier University graduates Peter Misko, Patrick Meccia, and John Paul Kavanagh (ESTEEM '21)
Meet Xavier University graduates Peter Misko, Patrick Meccia, and John Paul Kavanagh
Peter (left) and JP (right) studied biology and Patrick (middle) double majored in chemistry and finance.
What are you enjoying most about ESTEEM?
Peter: Being able to work with classmates from such a variety of backgrounds and experiences, as well as my capstone project with Amicus Therapeutics. Also I love going for walks and bike rides around campus.
Patrick: The people are amazing. I also really enjoy being a key player in meaningful work through my capstone project with Medtronic.
JP: What I enjoy most about ESTEEM are the people and the friends I have been able to make here. Also, I enjoy the many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom using Science and Business.
What is something you’ve learned this year?
Peter: I've learned how to use my background in science in a business setting in my capstone and other classes. I can see the overlap of the business skills I am learning here at ESTEEM with the problem solving skills required in science.
Patrick: I learned how special Notre Dame is. I've fallen in love with the school and it's only been a few months.
JP: How to problem solve in different settings.
What is something you want to do before graduating?
Peter: I want to continue getting to know all my classmates as well as participate in the McCloskey New Venture Competition.
Patrick: Continue to grow as a leader and innovative thinker.
JP: Create a start-up and pitch at McCloskey.
Any words of advice to undergraduate students?
Peter: If you are unsure of what you want to do with a background in science, ESTEEM is a great option to learn how to use science skills in a business environment. If you're thinking about applying don't second guess yourself!
Patrick: Trust your intuition and always keep a healthy skepticism. To any undergraduates at Xavier - feel free to reach out, I would love to be of help on your journey
JP: Take as many classes in as many different disciplines as you can. The extra work will pay off in the long run and you will have a larger skill set.