Pushing past the comfort zone
New Orleans native, Seth Braquet, left his small town to come to a totally different environment to pursue his dreams—and he’s glad he did.
Braquet speaks from experience as he made the choice to come to Endicott four years ago from New Orleans. He said, “The networking and connections I’ll have for living up here for four years is incredible. You never know where you’re going to end up so it’s good to have that outside experience of living on your own and that’s something that no one can take away from you.”
How do you think Endicott has prepared you for the future?
Endicott has prepared me just by giving me the ability to learn and I think that is one of the most important characteristics you need going into your career. Just the ability to adapt. My courses really put the pressure on us to dive deep into the research, find things quickly, comprehend them, and then present the findings. That has really prepared me for the future.
Will you be proud to call yourself an Endicott alumnus?
I’ll be proud to call myself an alumnus. Just in my four years this place has transformed so much. From buildings to the volleyball program skyrocketing, I’m just so proud to be a part of all the history that’s been made here and I’m excited for all the future students who choose to come to Endicott.
How will Endicott continue to shape your life?
It will continue to shape my life in a lot of ways. I feel like I’ve been more of a leader since I’ve been here and I want to express that getting out of your comfort zone is such an important thing in life.
What is it like to be in the volleyball court representing Endicott?
The feeling of being on the volleyball court with all those fans behind you is something that words can’t explain. It’s so energetic and at every single point you have your fans backing you and cheering for you. You always remember that.
Are you going to miss being on that court?
I will definitely miss being on that court. After our last game when we lost, the emotions ran wild. Walking into that locker room for the last time and seeing my name up on that locker is something that I’ll always cherish.