#PittsburghMe: Meet Business Management Major Christian Moore Monday, September 14, 2015
Meet Christian Moore
Major: B.S., Business Management, Marketing concentration
Expected graduation: 2016
Hometown: Vineland, N.J.
High school: Vineland High School
Scholarship from Point Park: Transfer Trustee Scholarship
Why did you choose Point Park?
I transferred to Point Park because of the urban location and small size. Being a Point Park student allows me to be surrounded by companies and professionals that are succeeding in what I'm currently learning. Point Park offers students the benefits of metropolitan living while maintaining a culture that prides itself on having a close-knit family feel. As a small town guy with huge dreams, this was a dynamic that especially appealed to me.
What makes going to Point Park for your major different from any other university?
At Point Park, we have a saying that “Pittsburgh is my campus." I can attest that this is an undeniable truth. As a marketing major studying in a Downtown location, everything I learn in the classroom is being reflected in the environment around me. When I step outside, I am surrounded by businesses and individuals doing what I’m studying every day. As a result, I have benefited from unique networking and career advancement opportunities that very few other universities can offer.
What activities are you involved with at Point Park (both on campus and off)?
This year I am an upperclassmen resident educator, president of the Black Student Union, and a discussion facilitator for The Body Christian Fellowship men’s group. When I transferred to Point Park last year as a junior, I served as a School of Business representative for the United Student Government.
What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?
Point Park has helped me consistently improve my leadership skills. During my time here, Point Park has afforded me many opportunities to develop as a leader through my involvement with United Student Government and the Office of Residence Life.
What advice would you give to an incoming student?
Don’t be afraid of public transportation. Pittsburgh’s beauty and offerings far exceed Downtown. Let the bus, train and incline be your gateway to adventure and opportunity during the next four years.
Why is Pittsburgh such a livable city for a college student?
Point Park’s location turns Pittsburgh into college heaven. If I want to connect with nature, Point State Park is a five-minute walk. A quick (and free) ride on the T puts me in front of Heinz Field and PNC Park for a nice sports-centered evening. Whenever I need some retail therapy, campus shuttles are available to take me to The Waterfront. When it’s late and I’m craving a sandwich, all I have to do is take a few footsteps and Market Square saves the day.
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Text and photo by Jakob Como, senior multimedia major