Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Watertown, NY
What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
I am a Resident Mentor in our all-freshmen building, Johnson Hall. I work part-time in the Admissions Office as a tour guide. I am also a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Why did you choose Oswego?
I chose Oswego because I fell in love with the campus the first time I came to visit. I went on a tour and I could just picture myself coming here. I could envision going to class, watching hockey games, and studying in Lake Effect Café; it just felt right. It was also close enough to my family so that if anything happened I could get home quickly, it it was also far enough away for me to feel independent.
What is the best thing about your major?
The best part about my major is the fact that the School of Business is so competitive. You get a testa of the real world and you feel like the professors are preparing you for a career in the field. So many of the professors are extremely successful in the business world and they are teaching you from experience what it takes to succeed. The School of Business is one of the best in the country and you feel like you are getting an Ivy League education at a state school price.
Genreally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
The faculty members are such crucial parts of the Oswego experience. They push you to do your best and to make the most of your time here. They truly want you to succeed and they provide you with the tools that you need to do that. The faculty are always available and willing to help you; all you have to do is let them know that you need it.
Who's your favorite professor and why?
I have too many favorites to just pick one! I really like Kristen Eichhorn because she has such a passion for the subject she teaches; you can't help but get into the material. Ernest Perfetti is very funny and makes the material easy to understand and relevant to your life.
Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
The School of Business is competitive. Everyone wants to be at the top of their class so everyone works hard to be the best. That competition will hep us when we go out into the actual business field. It drives you to do the best job that you can on projects and papers because you know that the bar is set high.
What's the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
The best part of Oswego is the fact that you make your own experience. There are so many different things that you can get involved in and so many new people for you to meet. You get ot choose what classes you take and you can join any organization that you are interested in. There are so many internship and study abroad opportunities to take advantage of.
Comment on how your Oswego experience has helped prepare you for a career.
Oswego helped me become more passionate about my career choices. My professors have taught me that you have to enjoy what you are doing in order to reach your potential. When you like what you're doing you are more likely to put your all into making sure that you succeed.
What opportunities has Oswego given you that you never had before?
Coming to Oswego allowed me to check out a number of different major choices. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I first got here. After trying a few paths I found the School of Business, particular business administration, and I love it! Oswego has taught me that it is okay to try new things, you may succeed and you may realize it's not what you want, but you don't know until you try.