Favorite class(es): Leadership and Communication, Dr. Witherspoon
Moving from college to career:
I would say that the most important thing that lead me to be successful in my career was my involvement in extracurricular activities at UT. Liberal Arts Council, Greek Life, Senate and Orange Jackets prepared me to lead from day one of my career. Because I had led meetings and spoken in public, I was not afraid when I was asked to lead a training class as a new consultant. While I didn't have a business degree, I felt more prepared for my job because of the leadership experience I had than my co-workers who had business degrees.
The biggest influence on my career were the recent graduates who I identified with who went into consulting. I saw people who thought and worked like me and I figured if they liked what they were doing I would as well. I also liked the idea of using my psychology degree in business. As a change management consultant, I worked on the "people" side of business helping employees through change initiatives.