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Zack Eichten

What inspired you to become an economics major?

I am really interested in public policy. A major consideration when implementing new policies is the economic impact. To be most effective in a future career of public policy I must have a good understanding of this piece of the puzzle.

What advice do you have for students considering a major in economics?

If you have questions, ask them. The subject can be a bit daunting at first, but it is very intuitive once you get the basics.  If you can get the basics, you’ll do great.  

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

I plan on working in the public policy sector in some capacity.

What has been the highlight of your time at CSB/SJU?

I have really enjoyed meeting new people and making friends. The best memories I have involve hanging out with people and joining new activities, from Student Senate to Ping Pong League to just hanging out, my experiences will be my biggest highlight. 

What has been the biggest challenge that you have had to overcome?

The biggest challenge I had to overcome was pushing myself to go have new experiences. It is really easy to fall into a simple routine, and pushing yourself beyond that is tough. Luckily, CSBSJU is very welcoming and the community encourages engagement within it. 

Are you involved in any other activities or clubs at CSB/SJU?

At CSBSJU I am the Student Trustee Representative for the St. John’s Senate, I am a News Correspondent with Johnnie Bennie Campus News, I am the Student Organizer for Newslink,  I am the Student Manager at the Student Accessibility Services Office, I am the Vice President of Bowling Club, I am the Commissioner of a Ping Pong League, my team is the current reigning champions of Intramural Wiffleball, I volunteer with the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement, and I have been a part of the Honors Planning and Advisory Council.