Meet Alex, senior Business Administration major.
What do you like best about being a student in the College of Business?
“My favorite part of being a business student is the relationship I have with my professors. They encourage me to speak my mind, express my thoughts, think critically — and we are expected to participate in the classroom. The professors in the College of Business encourage real world experience, and they want you to succeed. I also want to make my professors proud! I want to succeed in their classes and earn their respect, just as much as I respect them.”
How has the College of Business prepared you for the real world?
“Many of my professors have created or simulated real world experiences in the classroom and have allowed us to succeed and fail in these simulations. It’s helpful that they give us the freedom to make our own decisions and choices, but are there to help us when things don’t turn out exactly as we plan. Allowing us to test our knowledge in the classroom helps us make practical and effective decisions in our real world internships or jobs.”
What has been your most rewarding internship experience?
“My internship for Natalie Dressed. Owning my own consignment store one day is a goal and dream of mine. Learning and working with women who took over the consignment store less than a year ago and have doubled their sales in that time was extremely inspirational and I found it extremely rewarding to be working so closely with them.”
What advice would you offer to an incoming student planning on majoring in business?
“Start taking business classes as soon as possible, and create relationships with the faculty. It’s extremely worthwhile to know your professors – you can ask for advice and help whether it’s related to issues in or out of the classroom. Some of the greatest people I have met at Lynchburg have been my professors. I highly recommend the Business Administration major at University of Lynchburg.