My life experiences in the outdoors have made me very passionate about our natural resources and issues relating to them, so my career goal is for my work to align with those passions in some capacity. I grew up on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so I had a firsthand experience living through the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. This experience effectively changed my way of life for a year and was transformative, as it helped me understand the connection between industrial responsibility and sustainable environmental practices.
I largely limited my search to programs that provided an international component. When I applied to Fuqua, I was greeted by a very welcoming environment that made me feel like I was at home. The program aligns with my professional goals—I want to work in the United States after graduation, and the program provides me the opportunity to build my network in the U.S. while also having the opportunity to spend a semester in Asia and experience Asian culture. Moreover, I chose Fuqua because of its career resources. Fuqua’s career resources have been unparalleled and have changed my perspective on my career search.