Hometown: Henderson, TX
Interests: Theater, Reading, Running, Cooking, and Pinterest
Faith Journey: I grew up in a Christian home, with my dad being our minister. My environment growing up was always one that really encouraged my spiritual walk, but it wasn’t until I got to college that I really started to adopt my faith in Christ as my own.
Favorite aspect of LeTourneau University: The community I have found with my peers and my professors. I have developed awesome friendships with people that I know I can count on for the rest of my life.
Why did you choose Business Administration?
I chose this major because it was worked best with my interest level. The flexibility of this major has allowed me to add a Christian Ministry minor without adding an extra semester. I desire to be in a career that allows me to combine business with ministry, and this degree plan has really given me the foundation I need in order to do that.
What has been your favorite Business Administration course so far?
I really enjoyed Human Resource Management. Mrs. Jacobs is an incredible professor, and this course gave me information and skills that I know I will use no matter what career path I choose.
What has been the most challenging Business Administration concept for you?
I am not a fan of research and finances. Just because I love the problem-solving and leadership side of business, does not mean I have to love the financial and statistical side of it too. The courses that emphasized these concepts were difficult for me, but I managed to pull them off.
Have you participated in any memorable projects or events for your Business Administration classes?
Well, I had the awesome opportunity to spend a semester in Cambodia on a “Business as Mission” vision trip. I got to experience first-hand what business looks like in another culture by being employed at a coffee shop owned by local missionaries. It was an extremely memorable two months that taught me a lot about business, ministry, and people.
What is the most important thing you have learned so far about Business Administration?
It isn’t something you can put in a box and define. A Business Administration degree gives you the skills you need to be successful in many different careers, without limiting you to one specific path you have to take. Business Administration is unique because it has given me windows to all areas of business, instead of just one aspect.
Advice for prospective Business Administration students.
Be creative! This major provides the opportunity to really find out what areas you’re most interested in. When I first saw this degree I thought it meant I would have to sit behind a desk for the rest of my life, and I know I don’t sit still well so that wouldn’t have worked. I had no idea that it would open up doors to being apart of leadership in ministry because of my knowledge of the business world.