Who’s That Kid? It’s Joe Halpin, GSB ’17

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If, while at Fordham, you find yourself in a room with a stage, there’s an high chance that Elle is lurking somewhere nearby.  (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

If, while at Fordham, you find yourself in a room with a stage, there’s an high chance that Elle is lurking somewhere nearby.
(Photo courtesy of Facebook)

A MEMBER OF GSB ‘17

MAJOR: Business Administration

HOMETOWN: Chicago, Il

Describe yourself in a couple sentences for the readers.

Caffeine addict. Paper cut survivor. Nap enthusiast.

What is your favorite aspect of Fordham and why?

Its location. I love New York City, and I love that Fordham has the benefits of a college campus and all that a city has to offer.

If there was one thing about Fordham you could change what would it be?

Starbucks’ hours. I mean, come on, what coffee shop opens at noon and closes at nine?

What is your favorite thing to do in New York City?

Explore! I love not having a plan or any directions and just walking around the city and taking it all in.

What is something about you that not many people know?

I am not an 80-year-old man, but my favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal raisin. Also, Beyoncé and I are going to get married one day. Jay-Z doesn’t know yet, but it’ll happen.

What is your favorite class at Fordham?

The Abnormal Psychology in Contemporary Culture class that I’m currently in. It’s such an interesting class and my professor, Dr. Andover, is great!

What is a personal goal you already have or would like to accomplish over your four years here?

Climb the Keating clock tower.

What show, food, artist or movie would you consider your “guilty pleasure”?

Definitely “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on TLC… It’s like a trainwreck; you know you should look away, but you just can’t.

What is your favorite movie and why?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Not only is it filmed in the greatest city in the world (Go Chicago!) but it’s hilarious and a total classic.

What is your favorite album released in 2013?

Haim’s Days Are Gone, hands down. It’s just an overall great album, every track is so spot on. If you haven’t heard them, you’re missing out.

Do you have plans, career or otherwise, for post-college life?

Obviously, I would like to have a job and some stability, but I would also really like to travel the world, backpack across Europe or do something cliche, yet exciting, like that.

What activities, clubs, projects or organizations are you involved with at school?

I am a part of the Compass Fellowship at Fordham and on an intramural volleyball team.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring with you?

Beyoncé, my laptop (with Netflix) and sunscreen – don’t want to get burned!

If you could go back to your first day at Fordham, what advice would you give yourself?

Well, I’ve only been here for a few months, so I don’t think I am in any place to give advice to anyone.