Minor: International Business
Hometown: Brockton, MA
"I was able to travel abroad to Germany—it was the best experience of my life."
After graduation I'd like to go to grad school or possibly work for a company that will pay for my grad school. I'll have to see what offers I receive.
Ultimately, I plan on working for an advertising agency or in the marketing department of a successful firm. My international business minor will give me an edge over other candidates as well as diversify my abilities.
I was able to travel abroad to Germany—it was the best experience of my life. Without UMD, this may have never been possible.
In one of my classes my junior year, I was able to work with a real company, revamp their marketing plan, and present it to them. It was rewarding to see how they appreciated my efforts and seriously considered my ideas.
I'm also the recruitment coordinator for the UMass Dartmouth SIFE organization. It's forced me to take on responsibilities and contribute to a great cause.
The most important lessons are lessons about living life and succeeding. I've learned that not all students are the same or come from the same enviroment. Living on my own is very fun and exciting, yet it also comes with various responsibilities.
My favorite spot on campus is Dell West. It's filled with all of my friends—and the volleyball court and the whole enviroment make it a great place to relax. Making friends is one of the most important aspects of college.
I chose to attend UMass Dartmouth because of its prestigious business program, low cost, proximity to home, sports teams, and friends. Also, UMass Dartmouth caters to the diversity of its students and adjusts itself accordingly to best suit the student body.
My greatest challenge was freshman year. Learning how to balance being away from home, the swim team, parties, and class was difficult. However, I managed to effectively balance everything, and I'm happy I was able to do so.