- When did you enter DUS?
- Freshman year.
- How many semesters did you spend in DUS?
- Four. I liked it too much to leave until I was required to.
- Why did you choose DUS?
- I was not sure what I wanted to major in.
- What resources did you use in your exploratory and decision-making process?
- Bernie Bronstein, my DUS adviser, suggested a labor course. He also suggested I take a test to help determine where my interests/skills/abilities were. His advice was very valuable.
- Did DUS benefit you? If so, how?
- Yes. It allowed me to take my time taking a variety of courses and exploring areas of study that I may not have tried or been encouraged to try in a set major. In addition, DUS advisers offer personalized attention that is difficult to obtain in other majors at a school the size of Penn State.
Penn State Experience
- What major(s) (and minor(s), if applicable) did you end up choosing?
- Labor and Industrial Relations with a minor in Business/Liberal Arts
- What year did you graduate?
- What extracurricular activities made a difference in your college experience?
- Yes, I was on the DUS Student Council and Undergraduate Student Government's Academic Assembly. I obtained leadership and organizational skills, as well as a degree of confidence from having successful endeavors. DUS was invaluable to me in my college career. I also met some wonderful people.
- Looking back, would you have done anything differently during your time at Penn State?
- What jobs have you held since graduation?
- Intern, United Steelworkers
- Field Examiner, National Labor Relations Board
- What is your current occupation?
- Law Student, University of Pittsburgh and Law Clerk, City of Pittsburgh Department of Law
Profile Last Updated: September 18, 2001