McKayla Sullivan '18

Major: Management and Leadership

What made you choose this major?

I’ve always had an interest in business, especially after personal finance class in high school. Taking business classes beginning my sophomore year at Carroll, made me realize this is what I wanted to pursue.

How has what you’ve learned prepared you for your future?

What I’ve learned in the classroom greatly prepared me for my current internship, especially being able to apply all the concepts I’ve learned to a real-life experience. It helped me land a paid position because of my skill set and vast knowledge in all business areas.

What opportunities have you had to work closely with a faculty member and what impact has that had on your education?

The professors always have open office hours, or are available to meet with you if those times don’t work for you. The professors definitely try to give everyone the personal attention they need. The biggest opportunity I’ve had is taking three classes already with my adviser, and next year I’ll have a fourth class with her. Being able to know my advisor very well helps when it comes to choosing classes and getting recommendations.

What’s the most unique experience you’ve had relating to the coursework in your major?

My most unique assignment would be my portfolio for my leading change class. All semester we’ve worked on several papers that will be combined to make a portfolio on the company or organization of our choosing. This is unique because I’ll be able to use this portfolio to showcase my knowledge on management and leadership based on an in-depth analysis of the organization I chose.

If you were recommending your major to a prospective student, what would you tell them?

I would tell a prospective student that it has wonderful, caring professors who want you to gain real-world experience. It also provides the flexibility to pursue minors or a double major, which is worth it.

Are you happy with your choice to attend Carroll University?

I’m happy I chose to attend Carroll University because of the small classroom sizes, and the ability to get personal attention and build relationships with my professors.

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“What I've learned in the classroom prepared me for my current internship.”

— McKayla Sullivan '18

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