Meet #Rowan2024: Exploratory Studies Major DJ Hickman

Portrait of incoming freshman DJ Hickman

Today we feature Exploratory Studies major DJ Hickman from Northfield, NJ (Atlantic County). 

What is something you’re looking forward to next year at Rowan?

I’m very much looking forward to meeting the people who will soon become my friends for my lifetime. Selfie of DJ.

What is one activity, club, sport or hobby that you did in high school that you’d like to continue with at Rowan?

I did musical theatre, vocal, and marching band in high school. I would love to join the school’s musical and band! 

How or why did you choose your major?​

I chose my major because I’m still very conflicted on what I want to do as a career, so leaving it open with this major is very helpful. Photo of DJ with an ice cream cone.

How did you get to know campus?

I went to a couple of campus tours and did MARCAs [Mid-Atlantic Regional College Theatre and Dance Auditions] there for musical theatre. My brother, Jesse Hickman, is also a student at Rowan, so I’ve hung out with him during the year. 

What music do you like?

I really like indie, alternative and rock music. Musicians including Beabadoobee, 1975 and more. 

Night owl or morning person?

It depends! I’m usually a morning person but ever since this pandemic I haven’t gone to sleep until 3 a.m.

Why Rowan?​​

It’s the one college that I felt comfortable and safe in, which is my deal breaker. It feels like a second home to me. 

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