Class of: 2014
1955 Club, Delta Gamma Fraternity, AU Honors Program, AU Ambassadors, FSE Leader, Kogod Front Desk Attendant
Most Memorable Experience at AU/Kogod
My most memorable experience at AU is definitely Welcome Week my freshman year. Between Kogod Kickoff, Opening Convocation, the All-American BBQ, and Honors 101 Kickoff I met so many motivated, great new people. When this new network of people quickly became some of my closest friends, I knew I had made the best decision of my life in coming to American.
My most memorable experiences in Kogod are the group project in Business 1.0 and competing in the Kogod Case Competition. Both were group projects that tested my patience and determination, but it was an amazing feeling finishing them and realizing that I learned new skills that will be indispensable to me in my career aspirations.
My Advice to a New Student
Don't shy away from getting to know your peers and professors! Kogod is pretty small so you can guarantee you'll end up in a class with someone more than once. It's also good to be on good terms with your professors in case you need letters of recommendation or advice further down the road.
Take advantage of the opportunities offered to you by Kogod and American. Attend Career Fairs, sit in on guest speakers, visit the KCCD and KCBC, and network at Industry Days. There is so much to be learned outside of the classroom and Kogod and AU do an outstanding job providing you with the opportunities to do so.
Most importantly, make the most of your 4 years here! They go by too quickly."