After taking the introductory course for the major, I soon switched to be an economics major. I found economics to be a challenging but incredibly useful field. I enjoy the combination of mathematical and data aspects as well as theoretical analysis.
I would encourage interested students to take an introductory class in their freshman year to discover areas within the major that interest them. I think it is important to surround yourself with professors and classmates that are interested in economics. I would also suggest that students stay up to date with current events relevant to economics. There are so many aspects to the major, interested students are bound to find something that they have a passion for.
After graduation I plan to explore the business world. I plan to use my math minor to compliment the economics major. I think an economics degree is also very applicable and helpful in everyday life.
The highlight of my time at CSB/SJU has been the relationships I have made. Students, professors, administrators, and alumni all seem to go out of their way to have a relationship and encourage you during your time at CSB/SJU. This creates an environment that allows students to fully reach their potential and learn about themselves.
A big challenge I faced during my time at CSB/SJU was discovering what topic I had an academic passion for. I came in as a freshman on the Pre-Med track. I switched to math in my first year but eventually took an introductory economics course in my sophomore year. This journey along with completing the major in three years has been the largest challenge for me.
I play in numerous intramural sports, I am a co-host on an on-campus radio show, and I work as a teachers assistant and tutor for the economics department.