Class year and major: 2014, Finance
Why did you choose Butler: I chose Butler because I was looking for a school where I could fulfill my potential, and Butler offers all of the tools to do so. While most of my friends chose big state schools, I wanted something different, something new. I looked at several college websites and then I found Butler. I became interested in the school, took a tour, and thought it was just great. My college choices eventually were narrowed down to Butler and a certain school in Bloomington. I made the choice to go to Butler because of the relationships I could form with the professors and the quality of the education I could receive. I am a name here, not just a number.
Most memorable academic experience at Butler: My most memorable academic experience thus far came in my Real Business Experience course. We had the assignment of creating a business from scratch. Our group created a business called Dawg Bytes. It is a company that helps people living in retirement communities improve their skills with technology ranging from their use of laptops to cellphones.
Even though I didn’t continue the course in the spring, Dawg Bytes provided me with valuable experience and insight into what it takes to build and operate a successful business. It also taught me that I have to work very hard to achieve great things. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing
Activities you’re involved with outside of the classroom: I am a member of the Epsilon Mu chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. This past year, I was on the grants committee, which allocates funds for different student organizations on campus. I am a proud member of the Spring Sports Spectacular executive committee, which helps support Special Olympics. I am also involved in the Butler University Student Foundation, Student Conduct Board and Dawg Pound.
The most important thing you’ve learned at Butler: If I had to take some things away from my time at Butler so far, it would be to take chances and just be yourself. It’s absolutely incredible how there are so many ways to get involved and meet people on campus.