At any given time, there are two bright, motivated college students in the D+P internship program. We recently sat down with John Kueny, our Tuesday & Thursday intern, for a quick Q&A session. Read on below to learn more about John!
I’m a Richboro native and a 2016 graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep. In the fall, I will start my sophomore year at Boston College where I major in communications. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball and hanging out with my friends.
How does living in Boston compare to living in greater Philadelphia?
Living outside of Boston is like living at home since B.C. is in a suburb directly outside the Boston city limits. Philly and Boston are similar in that they both have a lot of history, amazing local restaurants and great open spaces where you can walk around and explore the city. However, I really miss cheesesteaks. B.C. has “steak and cheeses,” which most students love, but my friends from Philly and I all agree that they don’t compare.
What’s one of your favorite classes in school and why?
My favorite class so far is Rhetorical Tradition, a communications class that explored the significance of language, from simple things – like how posture or facial expressions are considered language since they convey meaning – to more complex topics, such as how control over language led to different power structures and societal classes throughout history. We also studied diverse topics, ranging from cave drawings to the recent presidential election, and learned how language has shaped both society and public opinion.
What’s something few people know about you, but you wish they did?
Since I’m shy, people assume that I must be very quiet all the time. But, once I get to know people more, I open up to the point where I almost can’t stop talking. I’m like a completely different person!
If you could give a piece of advice to your high school/younger self, what would it be?
I would tell myself to enjoy the present more instead of worrying about the future. In high school, I was always so excited about moving to college. Now, I miss how simple things were – even just a year ago! But, since each year seems to fly by faster than the one before it, I want to make sure I take the time to enjoy what’s happening now.