Avery VolzHometown:
Aurora, Ill.

Class year and major: 2013, Accounting and Finance double major/Mathematics minor

Why did you choose Butler: I chose Butler because of the excellence of the business curriculum, the small community feel, Midwestern hospitality, and location.

Most memorable academic experience(s) at Butler: One of my favorite academic opportunities was taking an honors class focused on Harry Potter. We read academic reviews, literary references, and current events articles and connected them to the Harry Potter series. Two of my papers focused on symbolism of the different houses at Hogwarts and symbolism of characters’ patronuses. My final paper integrated my Business Law and Ethics class with my Harry Potter class. This class taught me that the education I am receiving can be applied to many different aspects of life.

Activities you’re involved with outside of the classroom: As a freshman I did the Ambassadors of Change program. Since then, I have been involved with Young Life, a relational Christian ministry. I am currently a leader at Carmel High School.

I am also an active member of my sorority, Alpha Phi, where I serve as the director of finance. I am also a member of the Butler University Student Foundation. I have been a Bulldogs Into The Streets site leader, an Honors Program mentor, and a Red Cup Culture facilitator.

The most important thing you’ve learned at Butler: The most important thing I have learned is that investing in people is one of the most important things in life. The relationships I have built with professors, friends, and mentors through academics and other activities will stay with me for the rest of my life and have helped me grow into the person I am today.

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