"Management combines a lot of my interests; there's the discipline of finance and accounting, but there's also the creativity of marketing and advertising, which I really enjoy, too. To combine all those is the ideal major for me."

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Update: After graduation, Jennifer will join the Institutional Marketing team at SEI Investments near Philadelphia, Pa.

"I was looking for a place with a lot of school spirit and pride, but also one with very strong academics, fun extracurricular activities and a lot of opportunities for me to grow as a person and as a student. Bucknell had all that. When I toured Bucknell for the first time, I looked around the beautiful campus and at the friendly student body, and I just knew this was the place for me. Something clicked that day. After that, I was pretty much set.

"When I came here, I didn't know exactly what my major would be. I really wanted a broad liberal arts program, but also liked the fact that Bucknell had strong business and economics programs I was looking for. Bucknell has a great student-to-faculty ratio, so I knew I would get to engage in my classes and really talk to the professors and my classmates. I'd get to engage in the class, which is really important. Here at Bucknell, I can be a name and a person, not just a number.

"I'm really interested in marketing and advertising. Management combines a lot of my interests; there's the discipline of finance and accounting, but there's also the creativity of marketing and advertising, which I really enjoy, too. To combine all those is the ideal major for me.

"Last year I took a class with a service learning requirement. I was looking for something kind of flexible, kind of different, but something that would be very practical for me and my major. I also wanted to do something that positively impacted our local community. I found the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, which I could do on my own time. I had great people to work with and I got to jump right into a project. I got to work on marketing, advertising and posters, talk to people in PR and help strengthen the bond between Lewisburg and Bucknell. It was amazing to have an impact."

Jennifer is from Wayne, Pa.

Posted Jan. 11, 2011
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