My first requirement was that the college had to have a beautiful campus. This annoyed my dad to no end, but it was very important to me that I have a pleasant place to live. I grew up in a beautiful rural area, and I had no intentions of moving away from a place that I loved to a place I found hideous. Fortunately, Fordham has an absolutely beautiful campus, and the landscaping crew works very hard to keep it that way!
|My best friend and I visited Fordham together at the end of our Senior year of High School!|
Fordham's Core Curriculum exposes students to many subjects that they would otherwise never explore. While some of my core classes have not been my favorite subjects, I have loved others. From taking my Theology core requirements, I have discovered a true passion for the subject, which has led to my minoring in Theology. Theology may be very different from Business in some respects, but values and morality are increasingly becoming topics of interest in the business world!
My final requirement was that my college needed to be located in a location where I would easily be able to find internships and, eventually, a job. This turned out to be one of the more difficult requirements for my college because cities are often the best location for finding internships and jobs. However, colleges in the city are often not very beautiful, and I absolutely insisted that I had to have a beautiful campus. Thus, this requirement dramatically decreased my list of schools. However, Fordham was not eliminated from my list due to its ideal location in New York City.
|I can see the Empire State Building from my dorm, but I decided to go see it up close one day!|
As an incoming student in Gabelli, I was accepted into the Global Business Honors Program (GBHP), which has been an absolutely amazing experience. It is a rather small group of students (about 20 per year), and we work very closely together through our honors classes, which challenge us academically, but also teach us more about business on a global level. Additionally, we travel together on three Study Tours. Last Spring, the freshmen went on a Study Tour to London and Paris where we met with many different businesspeople to learn more about European business. This Spring, the sophomores and juniors are going to Beijing, and I cannot wait to go! I knew before being accepted into GBHP that Fordham was the college for me, but being a part of the program has only made me love Fordham more.
|We could see Tower Bridge from the London office of Ernst & Young|
|The day I moved on campus, I was made part of the "Ramily"|