BackgroundInterview Date:November 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Private school in Hammond, Indiana with about 120 students in the graduating class. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Minors: Business and Economics double minor
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a student-athlete, I’m a consultant for the Center for Innovation, Business, & Entrepreneurship (CIBE), I’m in a fraternity, I [have a leadership role] in Unidos Por Sangre (UPS), and then I’m also part of the Investment Club, Sales Club, and TedX Wabash College.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Being a consultant for the CIBE has. Wabash College has a saying that majors don’t matter meaning that they are big on practical experience. The CIBE has provided me internships over the summer and practical experience during the semester. Currently, I’m working on a business management consulting project for a college-owned hotel, which gives me a lot of experience and stories to tell in interviews. I attest all of my success through my experiences that come from my experience as a consultant. That led me to be part of the Orr Fellowship. So, going back to how majors don’t matter, I’m a Rhetoric major but have more practical business experience than a more business-geared major may have.