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THE GRIFFIN EDGE Your Distinctive Mercy Experience The Griffin Edge is a personalized journey that helps you connect the dots between your GMercyU experience and your future aspirations. Built on the five E’s — Excellence, Engagement, Experience, Empathy, and Encouragement — the program will help you understand and tell your story in concrete and meaningful ways. With The Griffin Edge, you'll be able to ace future job interviews and launch a successful career making a difference and a living. It’s the five E’s that will change your life. Student Snapshot: Amanda Pirrone '18 EXCELLENCE • Rigorous Academics • Intentional Co-Curricular Programming • Career Readiness • Honors Program EXCELLENCE: Graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Biology and minors in Chemistry. ENGAGEMENT: Developed connections with her professors and classmates through the E-STEM program, Student Association of Science (SAS), and working as a lab assistant. EXPERIENCE: Conducted research every summer while at GMercyU, including on-campus research with faculty as well as with other local universities. EMPATHY: Participated in the biology department’s annual service project to help raise money for PhillyCureHD, an organization supporting local Huntington’s Disease patients and families. ENCOURAGEMENT: Found her passion working as a scientist at Merck & Co. through mentorship and support from faculty, staff, and fellow students. ENGAGEMENT • Student Activities and Leadership • Service Learning • Athletics • Residence Life EXPERIENCE • Clinicals, Internships, Capstone Projects • Undergraduate Research • Study Abroad • Griffin Student Leadership Institute EMPATHY • Community Service/Engagement • Alternative Spring Break • Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Service, Social Justice • Critical Concerns: Earth, Immigration, Nonviolence, Anti-Racism, Women ENCOURAGEMENT • Faculty and Staff Mentorship • Academic Resource Center • Advising and Student Support Services • First-Year Experience Learn More