S4:E10 | On Common Grounds | NaCyla Wiley ’20

S4:E10 | On Common Grounds | NaCyla Wiley ’20

August 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


(lively music) – Welcome to another
session of On Common Ground. Today my guest is NaCyla
Wiley from Jersey. – Yes. – Bayville – Bayville. – Down in Ocean County. – Yes. – Welcome and you’re a junior. – Thank you. – How’d you come to Sacred Heart? – I remember my mom actually was the first person that found it. Initially I was so confused
on what I wanted to do. I was stuck between a few
majors, business and education. Very different but both kinda with things I was passionate about at the time. Looking at Sacred Heart they had a really good business program and a really good education program. She said I think we should
go look at this school and from the moment I set
foot on campus I just knew. I think this is gonna be the place. – That’s great. Now what high school are you? – I went to Central Regional high school. – Central Regional. Did you know anybody here? – I didn’t. I was actually one of the
only people from my school to come out to Scared Heart, to Connecticut in general also. It was kinda nerve wracking in a sense but I think it was such
a unique experience. Even the way I started my
Sacred Heart experience because I was apart of the
Freshman Fall Abroad program. – Oh. – Yeah my first semester I
didn’t come to Connecticut. I went to Italy through
Sacred Hearts program. – John Cabot? – Yes John Cabot. – Isn’t that great? – It was an amazing experience. – Yeah well you may have
been hesitant to start but from all your involvements
that’s the last word that would be describing you now. Now you’re in your junior year. Focus anymore on what you wanna do? – I think I’m still
exploring all my options and like you said, I’m very involved. This year I actually started
a new club on campus. It’s a black student union. I brought a chapter here. It’s actually a national organization. – Great. – We brought a chapter
here to Sacred Heart so I’m really excited to start that. And I think in all these
different leadership opportunities it’s kinda molding me into
seeing different things I’m interested in doing. I’m gonna double major
in business management and global studies and eventually I’m hoping
to own my own business on a global scale. Something big. – [ Dr. John Petillo] Fabulous – It’s in the works. I’m really excited for
all the opportunities I’m being exposed to to
be able to help develop the skills that I need to
be able to make that happen. – Well that’s absolutely wonderful. – Yes. – The entrepreneurship piece of it and the business school
will be here on campus at least for one of your years and there will be an expansion of entrepreneurship
opportunities through there so hopefully that will serve you well. – Definitely. – Where do you like to hang out on campus? – I guess I’m bias because
I am a business major. I love studying in
Martire Business building but actually recently I’ve been coming to West Campus a lot more. I love the space, the layout. It’s really good for studying and is a lot quieter than
say the business building so I do like it. – Now that may change
when the business school comes this year. – It may it may yes. – But there will still be a lot of space– – Definitely. – For you to do it. If you had one word to
describe your experience at Sacred Heart? – I would say eye opening. I came into Sacred Heart
knowing the programs that they had, the opportunities that would be available to me but my experience here has kinda surpassed all my expectations. Getting involved I feel like
was such a critical thing for me because once I did that it opened so many doors for me and my eyes were opened to
so many different things. Whether that be the travel. Whether that be through clubs,
through leadership positions. I feel like I’ve just been able to see so many different things and so many different
perspectives of Sacred Heart. – That’s great. Well thanks for all
you do for Sacred Heart and the students and more importantly I’m delighted that it has served you well and helped you with your adjustment and transformation and your future plans. – Thank you. – So stay involved and as they say to anybody
as they’re going to the end, make sure you keep
coming back as a pioneer. – Definitely. – Thank you. Thank you very much. – Thank you so much for having me. – Thank you. (lively music)