Loyola University Chicago

Weekend of Excellence

James Fritz

PHOTO: Natalie Battaglia Through studying both business and music, James Fitz has found a well-rounded college experience—and an inherently Jesuit one. "I believe the unique approach I have taken in my education has equipped me with the skills that I need to set the world on fire," he says.

Quinlan School of Business; College of Arts & Sciences

James Fritz

Majors: Information systems, finance, and music
Class: 2017  •  Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri

What will you be doing at this year’s Weekend of Excellence?
I will be the featured concerto performer at the Loyola Orchestra concert on Sunday, April 23.  I will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor.

How has your time at Loyola helped shape you as a person?
A Jesuit education stresses being well-rounded, and I have tried to apply this principle to my collegiate experience through my piano studies and my business education. I believe the unique approach I have taken in my education has equipped me with the skills that I need to set the world on fire.

What do you hope to be doing 10 years from now?
I plan on continuing my piano studies by obtaining a master’s degree in piano performance and by performing and competing on the piano throughout the Chicago community. Also, I am looking to become a successful cyber security professional, and I hope to learn as much as I can through my current position on the cyber security team of Uptake Technologies.