Student Profile: Jason Soto
"After experiencing the challenging academic coursework at Bucknell, I've become a stronger student and realized where success in the classroom can lead you."
"I was recruited by Bucknell for soccer. I was looking at a variety of other schools, but the determining factor in coming here was my discussion with other people and what they thought about Bucknell. They all said the same thing: ‘I never met a person from Bucknell I did not like.’
"The campus is breathtaking and I was blown away by the facilities. After experiencing the challenging academic coursework at Bucknell, I’ve become a stronger student and realized where success in the classroom can lead you, especially at this institution. If you make the most of your time here, people are going to recognize your abilities given the reputation of Bucknell. I am very happy to have been selected to come here, and it’s been an outstanding experience since my arrival."
"I chose economics because when I came to Bucknell I wanted a liberal arts education with a concentration in business. The economics major requirements provide me the flexibility to not only pursue my natural curiosity about business, but also the chance to explore other ventures, which is why I’m a philosophy minor.
"The economics department has been outstanding. They tie in theory with real-world practicality. For example, in international economic theory class, we took a look at the Boeing and Airbus subsidy dispute, analyzed it in depth, put together a team presentation and had a debate against another group. We were given feedback from other classmates about our performance and then we put together a written evaluation of our individual findings and what we learned from the project in general."
"I have an internship this summer with Goldman Sachs. I’m looking forward to stepping into the corporate world and applying what I’ve learned in the classroom. It’s my first experience within the corporate world and this will be my opportunity to get a taste of cutting-edge finance as an intern in Goldman's Corporate Treasury division."
"You have the opportunity of joining a fraternity, but the soccer team, they’re all my brothers. When I first came on campus, it was a support system, especially through freshman year. You’re all in it together – working hard on and off the pitch, making sure you get your class assignments done on time, taking pride in wearing a Bucknell uniform and building the reputation of the school.
"I was the first student from Bucknell invited to join Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a one-year intensive career preparation program. I network with employers and mingle with the brightest minds around the country. Some of the insightful skills I have learned through the program extend beyond basic textbook understandings in the classroom. I am appreciative of the opportunities the organization has given me. In response, I was selected as a Campus Ambassador and have been working with senior administration to increase the number of Bucknell students admitted into the program for next year."