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Meet Jacob Bergey

Major: Broadcast Production
Expected graduation: Spring 2019
Hometown: Douglassville, Pa.
High school: Daniel Boone Area High School
Scholarship: Founders Award
Dream job: To be the next Jimmy Fallon.

Why did you choose Point Park University?

I chose Point Park because they're well known for their communication programs. The ultimate factor in my decision was the small, urban campus. The classes are small enough that students can have a one-on-one relationship with professors and the location of the University allows you to experience the city from a completely different perspective.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor right now is Kim Bell. She teaches my Elementary Spanish 101 class this semester. In high school I never really took a liking to my foreign language classes, but Kim has a passion for linguistics and a genuine desire for her students' success. She is willing to not only teach, but work with her students on an individual basis.

Where can we usually find you hanging out on campus?

You can usually find me studying in the University Center, or in the Mac Lab in Thayer Hall editing a project for Thom Baggerman's class. When I'm not studying on campus or working at Jos. A Bank Clothiers Downtown, I'm usually hanging out with my friends in our rooms, or exploring the many opportunities Pittsburgh has to offer.

What's your favorite part about going to school in the city?

My favorite part about going to school in the city is the instant gratification. In the suburbs of eastern Pennsylvania it's not possible to walk half a minute down the street to get some Chinese food. In the middle of the city, everything is at your beck and call - entertainment, sporting events, food, shopping and so much more.

Pittsburgh has the best food scene. What are some of your favorite places to eat?

I'm always one to enjoy a Chipotle burrito bowl, but my favorite Pittsburgh restaurant at the moment is Stack'd. Stack'd is a very affordable, customizable burger joint in Oakland. In addition to the great atmosphere, the service and food are both amazing. The menu sums up virtually all Pittsburghers in one burger topping: pierogies.

Describe the best thing about Pittsburgh in the winter.

My favorite part of Pittsburgh in the winter is Light Up Night. People come from all over to walk around Downtown, see the Christmas decorations and ice skate at PPG Place. It's a great time to spend with family and friends, and seeing the Christmas lights all over the city is a really great send off into the holidays.

What advice would you give to incoming students?

Take advantage of all aspects of the city. Don't spend all of your time studying or watching Netflix in your room. Get out once in a while. Whether you need a different place to work or just a change of scenery, there are lots of great, quaint coffee houses and parks all over the city. Don't make the same mistake I did at first and stay cooped up in your room all semester. Instead, go out and explore your new home.

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Photo by Shayna Mendez, senior photojournalism major
Text by Maggie McCauley, senior broadcast reporting and public relations and advertising major

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