#PittsburghMe: Meet Ryan Eliason, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major Student Profile
Meet Ryan Eliason
- Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management
- May 2016
- Findley Lake, N.Y.
- High School
- Sherman High School
"I’ve become more independent, my street smarts have improved, and I’ve developed as a person who I’m proud to be."
Why did you choose Point Park?
It’s a small school in a city that is the perfect amount of time away from home! Not too close, but not too far. I liked the history of the buildings on campus, as well as the SAEM program.
How does Pittsburgh differ from other cities you have visited?
We have an incredible cultural scene, our own language, and once you’re used to the road system it’s very quick and easy to get around.
How does living at Point Park differ from your home?
My hometown has a population of 280. That being said, essentially everything is different. There are so many more things to do and see, and something new is always popping up or coming through the city. There’s never a dull moment!
What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?
I’ve become more independent, my street smarts have improved, and I’ve developed as a person who I’m proud to be.
Pittsburgh has been noted as being one of America's "Most Livable Cities." What do you think makes Pittsburgh so "livable?"
Pittsburgh has so many little boroughs that there’s a community for everyone, and it’s super cheap to live here!
It's lunchtime and you are hungry after a morning of class, where do you eat?
Where is the best view of the city?
They’re all the best but I love the view coming out from the Liberty Tunnel. The Hot Metal Bridge and North Shore also have a neat perspective.
Describe your experience living in Pittsburgh in one word.
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Text by Jakob Como, junior, multimedia major
Photos by Victoria A. Mikula, sophomore, photojournalism major