What inspired you to become an economics major?
I initially intended to pursue a career in journalism but after taking Econ 111 my sophomore year I fell in love with the study of economics! I think studying economics equips you with invaluable analytical skills that are applicable to almost every situation.
What advice do you have for students considering a major in economics?
I would say go for it! If you're considering majoring in economics know that you will have to put in a lot of work, but it is so worth it. The benefits definitely exceed the costs.
How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?
I would like to work for a non-profit doing some kind of analytics whether it be on efficiency metrics for the business, business strategies, etc. I believe that no matter what I end up doing, the economics degree from CSB/SJU will provide a great foundation for any career choice.
What has been the highlight of your time at CSB/SJU?
If I had to choose, I would say the highlight of my time at CSB/SJU has been the clubs I've been involved with, especially being part of The Record, our school newspaper. I have been an editor for The Record for two years now and it's just been a great way to stay up to date on current events that affect the student body. I think clubs in general are a great way to get to know people who share similar interests.
What has been the biggest challenge that you have had to overcome?
One of the biggest challenges I've had to overcome is time management. I know that's what everyone says but it's so true. College classes are extremely demanding and learning how to prioritize is so essential to succeeding in college. Another challenge I've had to overcome is Microeconomics with Professor Wheatley. For those of you who have had that class, you know what I'm talking about.
Are you involved in any other activities or clubs at CSB/SJU?
I'm managing editor for The Record, Vice President of the Economics Honors Society, OIKOS and a member of the Economics club.