I’ve developed individual relationships with each of my professors. They give me pointers, and if I have any questions after class, it’s no problem.
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Dario Lirio

Business

Dario’s in his first year here, and for him, Calvin has already been full of opportunities and open doors. But he knows he’s just getting started.

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WHAT WAS IMPORTANT TO YOU IN YOUR COLLEGE SEARCH?

I applied to 23 different colleges and universities all over the U.S. and the U.K. Calvin stood out because of its solid liberal arts foundation along with its community of students, great study abroad programs and opportunities for internships and jobs in Grand Rapids.

WHAT IS CALVIN’S COMMUNITY LIKE?

There is a great community at Calvin—from the students, to the professors, to the dining hall staff. The social situation here is friendly. I can even say “hi” to a stranger, and they’ll look me in the eye and respond.

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR INTERNSHIP?

A big perk about going to Calvin is that the profs here are very connected with the community. My business professor put me in contact with the founder of Bradley Productions. I ended up getting an internship there as a freshman. The skills that you get on the job are crucial.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN ON THE WEEKENDS?

On campus, I love to go rock climbing, eat at Johnny’s with a few friends and go to some of the concerts that Calvin puts on. Off campus is awesome too! I’d say going to the Downtown Market and walking around Rosa Parks Circle are my favorite things to do. I also hit up Lake Michigan a lot—it’s so beautiful there.

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