Student Profile: Wittney Ferguson '10, management major
"I started taking a class focusing on production and how everything works as a specific science. I didn't even know I was interested in it until I walked in. I thought, 'This is the coolest thing I've ever seen in my life.'"
“I was dead set on coming to Bucknell. I came for a summer tour and the week that I was here learning about Bucknell was so fantastic my parents had to convince me to look at other schools. I found out about the business program and that’s what I really want to do. I knew right away that this is where I wanted to go and I applied early decision.”
“I am a management major. I was focusing on information systems but I started looking into operations management as well. I’m not sure which one I like better right now. What I like about the business program is that you get a really diverse look at everything. They don’t sequester you in the beginning and they actually encourage you to take everything. I really would have missed out. I wouldn’t have even been in operations had I not been required to take it.
“I am also involved in the Institute for Leadership in Technology Management (ILTM) program for management and engineering students. It incorporates how business technology works in a business setting to show engineering students things they might be working on and management majors things they don’t usually work with in regular classes.
“I really like factories. Thanks to ILTM and operations management classes, I went to Wood-Mode Inc. I also went to Medico Inc. to see its distribution facilities. And Hershey is fantastic. I’d really like to work someplace that has some sort of mechanical distribution center or a factory where they’re producing. I like the technical aspect of factories. My Medico visit was the first time I’ve ever seen a factory running. It was amazing. Then I realized when I started taking another class that focusing on production and how everything works as a specific science. I didn’t even know I was interested in it until I walked in. I thought, 'This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.'”
“I’m the student program assistant for the student CHOICE program, which stands for Choosing Healthy Options in a Community Environment. I plan alternative activities for the students who live in the Bucknell CHOICE Residential Program. CHOICE is so students don’t feel pressured and have another option. It gives them friends on campus who have similar beliefs and nobody feels ostracized from the campus community.
"I’m also involved in V-Day. We promote awareness about violence against women with performances and educational programming. V-Day is so the violence doesn’t go unseen and gives people an opportunity to stop it or do something about it. Part of the money we make from selling tickets and T-shirts goes to Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition and the rest goes to a different charity.”