I thought it was so interesting to examine the role business could play in society and I became drawn to the managing for sustainability major.
Congratulations on your graduation, Erin!
"I knew that I wanted to go to a smaller school because I wanted access to one-on-one interaction with the faculty. I thought that at a bigger school I wouldn't necessarily find that, and Bucknell seemed to emphasize that relationships with professors are a big part of the student experience. I visited other schools, but I always felt like I was comparing them to Bucknell.
"During my first semester on campus I took a foundation seminar with Professor Tammy Hiller in management, called Nurturing Justice in South Africa. The class was about the apartheid era and and what people have been doing since to combat its devastating effects.
"Throughout the class, we learned how local businesses play a role in effecting positive change within communities. I thought it was so interesting to examine the role business could play in society, and I became drawn to the managing for sustainability major. Now, after being in the major, I definitely know I made the right choice. I think the course work is really interesting and I look forward to going to class. I actually really enjoy doing my readings!
"Very recently I added my Arabic studies minor. I am by no means fluent in Arabic, but think it is an interesting language and find Arabic culture interesting too. I wanted to learn more about the refugee crisis and Middle Eastern politics because it's not something I've read too much about here in the U.S. One of my friends was a teaching assistant for the department, and recommended a specific course on this topic. I really enjoyed it and will be studying abroad in Morocco in the fall as a part of a program that looks at migration patterns in relation to the refugee crisis."
Erin is from Schenectady, N.Y.
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