Ingrid Pfefferle


Ingrid Pfefferle is graduating in the spring of 2016. She is a global business leadership major from Northfield, Minn.

What inspired you to become a global business leadership major?

I was inspired to become a global business leadership major because of my interest in gaining a global perspective. With the constantly growing global market, this major really helps the students to learn how to operate in a global mindset, instead of just domestically. It seemed like a great major to gain knowledge of the world and also improve my leadership skills in business.

What advice do you have for students considering a major in global business leadership?

This is a great major if you want to learn about all different types of business aspects from how to work with different cultures to studying the ethics of business to learning about the general ways of doing business; it covers many topics that you haven't yet looked in to.

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

I'm currently pursuing an Art minor as well, so I look to use my knowledge of the global market as well as my creative mindset to work in advertising or public relations. I'd like to find new approaches to business on the global scale by using my creative skills.

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

I love meeting new people in all of my different classes. One of the great things about CSB and SJU is the core curriculum classes that you are required to take. To some, this might not be their favorite part, but I love it because it gives you the opportunity to broaden your mindset and to meet people outside of your major. The people at CSB and SJU are truly what makes it so special and has been my favorite thing thus far.

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

In high school it was somewhat easy to coast through some courses that you may not be interested in, but in college, my biggest challenge has been finding the time to put into every class to really do my best at them. Also, many classes have a participation part to the grade so getting the confidence to step outside my comfort zone and to talk in class has been somewhat of a challenge for me. But I've learned to embrace the opportunity to speak my opinions in class and to engage, even if it's not my favorite topic.

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

I'm on the Blazer basketball team at CSB as well as a member of the Peer Resource Program.