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Leading the Pride learns about becoming your own hero with Schwartzen Précil (‘17)

February 7, 2020

Schwartzen Precil

Leading the Pride kicks off 2020 with Management and Entrepreneurship alumnus Schwartzen Précil (‘17). Located in Buffalo,NY, Précil is currently a site director at the Boys and Girls Club of America.On campus, Précil was a member of the men’s basketball team, helped students as a resident assistant, assisted with orientation as an orientation leader and led the Black Student Union as president.

Taking into account his life experiences and using his on-campus leadership experiences,  Précil recently wrote and published a book titled Be Your Own Hero: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities. In this episode, Précil talks about his book and what led him to write about his journey.

Connect with Schwartzen Précil:

On Be Your Own Hero: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities:

“It’s something we can all take a lot from. We place responsibility on other people. Be Your Own Hero is the concept about taking responsibility; taking responsibility in the workplace, responsibility in your relationships and more importantly taking responsibility for your life.”


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Thanks for checking out Leading the Pride, one of four podcasts in the Finlandia University Podcast Network. Leading the Pride is a monthly interview series getting to know the story of Suomi College/Finlandia University alumni. You can check out an archive at finlandia.edu/fridays. We also invite you to subscribe to the Finlandia Podcast Network wherever you get podcasts.

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