- When did you enter DUS?
- Freshman year.
- How many semesters did you spend in DUS?
- Two and a half.
- Why did you choose DUS?
- I wasn't sure what to major in.
- What resources did you use in your exploratory and decision-making process?
- My basic economics course, macroeconomics, and Bernie Bronstein. Bernie was a real superman - he has an unbelievable level of caring for students. He asked insightful, delving questions which helped me to come to my own decisions. Great adviser!
- Did DUS benefit you? If so, how?
- Yes, it gave me time to be "major-less" rather than getting forced into a wrong major, spending time fulfilling the requirements, then switching and doing the same thing over again.
Penn State Experience
- What major(s) (and minor(s), if applicable) did you end up choosing?
- What year did you graduate?
- What extracurricular activities made a difference in your college experience?
- Being a part of The Collegian probably had as much to do with my career preparation as academics and the degree.
- Looking back, would you have done anything differently during your time at Penn State?
- Partied more. No, really I would have liked to have seen better career counseling (specifically in the interview/resume writing areas). I was raw, rough-edged, naive, and really could have used some coaching and support. My limited contact with students right now indicates not much has changed.
- What jobs have you held since graduation?
- Credit Analyst
- Financial Analyst, Ford Motor Company
- Marketing Manager, Jaguar Cars
- Director of Research and Marketing, HalfthePlanet.com
- Director of Communications and Public Relations, FordDirect.com
- What is your current occupation?
- Extended sabbatical, but active in organizations related to my career such as the American Marketing Association
Profile Last Updated: February 28, 2003