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Keith Antigiovanni '95

1: What have you been up to since graduation?
I've pursued many different jobs and career paths since graduation. I interned at the old KBEST Radio Station in San Diego during my Senior year at USD but found out that the industry was downsizing. I then transitioned to free-lance sports writing with newspapers and web sites until I realized that running my own business would be the best course of action. My wife and I decided to start an almond roasting business and work at local farmers' markets. We are currently in the process of expanding our business by increasing the volume of online sales and selling prepackaged almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans in local retail. Check out Covered Wagon Almonds at http://www.coveredwagonalmonds.net.
 
2: What is your fondest memory of USD?
Orientation and graduation are my favorite memories as a student. As an alumnus – definitely meeting my wife! She worked on campus at the time.
 
3. What is your favorite place on campus, why?
I don't really have a favorite place but as a student have spent an inordinate amount of time at the Grill in the old University Center.
 
4. Who was your favorite USD professor or class?
My favorite professors were Philosophy professors Mike Wagner and Dennis Rohatyn. Both taught me how to think outside the box in a free-thinking, nonjudgmental manner. Their classes forced students to use exercise their minds rather than simply memorize and regurgitate information.
 
5: How have you remained involved with USD since graduation?
I have stayed very involved particularly in the past 10 years attending Mass at the Immaculata, Homecoming on an annual basis and sporting events (basketball, baseball, volleyball, football), alumni happy hours, feeding frenzies and as many events as possible.
 
6: If you could offer a current USD student advice, what would it be?
I wish I could relay all that I have learned since graduation but it would take too long to write. So I'll break it down to a few main points:
1) Use your four years (or five) to figure what career paths you like or don’t like by process of elimination
2) Figure out how which ones give you the best chance to financially support yourself
3) Network with people, clubs, groups both on campus and off campus
4) Don’t wait until the last minute to study for tests (especially finals!)
5) Visualize your possible futures and where you would like to be
6) Enjoy the USD experience because you can always go back to college but you can never be 18 again
 
If any students have questions or need advice feel free to contact me at kxa935@gmail.com.

 

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