Economics: the study of how people and firms use scarce resources to maximize profit? I think economics is so much more. From studying how labor is supplied to the utility of capital and labor combinations to how a community can get happier with the right businesses - it's essential to understanding business.
Marketing: in classes about retail management and marketing communication, I learned the importance of innovation and consistency in the creation of content that makes people think. In internships, I learned how to ground those ideas in deliverable products.
Leadership: I'd like to think leadership is a combination of charisma and intelligence that allows people to positively influence and motivate others. I've learned from historical leaders to classroom leaders with world-renowned faculty at UNL, who taught me to learn other leaders' styles in developing my own.
Non-Profits: helping people and making the world a better place through efficient use of scarce resources - hmm, that economics should come in handy! Sports Expert: Huskers, Redskins, Spurs, PGA Tour, Lacrosse. All of those fan bases require longer stories except my love for Nebraska, GO BIG RED!
Pop Culture Aficionado: superheroes, court room dramas, the Starship Enterprise, big band music, and no reality television. My love for pop culture and media is as eclectic as my iTunes library.
Urbanist: I love cities and the architectural combinations of old and new. None showcase this better than Chicago, where I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks taking in the incredible sights and sounds of a sprawling and yet, traditions-rooted, landscape. People Person: making people laugh is my favorite.
Oh and don't forget watches! I got my first one when I was four, it had Mickey Mouse hands and was adorable.
A Note from the Editor
Looking through my website I would hope it becomes apparent that I don't fall into one category. I'm not an athlete or musician or scholar in any superlative sense of those words, rather a combination of all three and many more. That I believe, above any accomplishments, is my most marketable quality.
I'm adaptable and social, allowing me to be thrown into any situation or job and work hard until I succeed. I love people and working with business professionals. This is why I spent a lot of time working to help other people, like working as a food server at Open Door Mission: I appreciate others. It's important to me to find an organization that shares this desire to help and appreciate people.
Ultimately, I'd like to make myself succeed by helping others do the same.
Emily Wapnick gave an incredible TED Talk in 2015, entitled "Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling." In it, she coins the term "multipotentialites," persons who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. This made a lot of sense to me - I want to augment my life experiences with professions and people that are diverse.
I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, it changed weekly. Now that I'm an adult (weird), I want to create new and excited ideas with people in different fields, interacting in a way where innovation can occur.
If all else fails, I could always try my hand at Wheel of Fortune!