Aaron Schwietz


Aaron is a Junior Economics major and Hispanic Studies minor.

What inspired you to participate in the Honors Program?

During panel of Honors students following the interviewing process, I started looking into the Honors Program and decided to try it out.

What are some of the benefits of being an Honors student?

Honors classes tend to be more engaging and they use teaching styles that are more inclusive and are more connected to current events.

What advice do you have for students considering enrolling in the Honors Program?

Be sure to look at your course schedule ahead of time based on your major. Make sure the program looks like a good fit, and be prepared to be more involved in the classes than in non-honors classes.

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

I would like to look into sustainability in business and create sustainable practices in small businesses that will inspire sustainable practices in larger companies.

What has been the highlight of your time at CSBSJU?

My favorite experience has been participating in and facilitating College Bound Trips to Northern Minnesota with First Years prior to orientation.

What are your involvements other than the Honors Program?

I am involved in the Peer Resource Program (PRP), the Nordic Ski Club, the Climbing Club, and I work as a Technical Aid in Fine Arts Programing.

How do honors classes compare to non-honors classes?

Honors students are put into classes with other students who are similarly engaged in the subject and involved during discussions.

How has being involved in the honors program enhanced your college experience?

The Honors Program has improved my discussion skills and my writing ability, as well as analysis of texts, which has improved my cognitive thinking.