I’m learning how businesses work and how to build relationships with individuals who have connections in the business world outside of college. I’m definitely getting a good networking experience as well.
Why did you choose the University of New Haven?
I chose the University of New Haven because of its smaller size. I like the fact that when I first got here everyone was so welcoming and inviting, especially through Orientation. It just seemed like a perfect fit for me.
What was the hardest part about making the transition from high school to the University of New Haven?
Time management definitely. In high school, my time was more structured. In college, I have a lot more free time, but I have a lot more to do; so it’s up to me to take the initiative on my responsibilities.
What do you like most about the University of New Haven? Or in your opinion, what is the greatest feature of the University of New Haven?
I think the greatest feature of the University of New Haven is the robust Office of Student Activities, which helps students pursue whatever passion they want. Especially in clubs and organizations, I think the University of New Haven has one of the top Student Activities in the country. Given the budget we have, depth, and support we receive from the administration, OSA is a phenomenal resource. As far as experiential education and student activities, we are definitely one of the top institutions in the country.
What extracurricular clubs and organizations are you involved in?
I am the Senior Vice President of the Undergraduate Student Government Association, and I am also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
What are your plans for the future?
I am currently looking into a career with an investment bank, more on the management component. I essentially want to pursue a career in the financial field in a management position. My dream job would be to be a CEO in an investment firm like Merrill Lynch where I am interning now or J.P. Morgan.
What is your favorite University of New Haven tradition?
Homecoming is one of my favorite University of New Haven traditions. We get to catch up with alumni who return for the game and enjoy all of the food from the USGA sponsored barbeque.
Do you have any advice for students and their families interested in the University of New Haven?
Network as early and as often as you can – in and out of your field. It will drastically improve your experience at the University of New Haven and also your experience beyond your college education. For the families, take an interest in what your child is learning and their passion. It’s always good to know what they’re getting out of their education.