There is a club or organization for everyone here, no matter your interests, and there are great people to meet as well as great opportunities to grow yourself. We all have something we are passionate about and willing to put all our time and effort into, whether that be building a race car with GT Motorsports, bettering the student experience with SGA, excelling in the classroom, winning a national championship, or maybe just by being a good friend. Every single one of us is “nerdy” about something, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Religions and belief systems have always interested me because they are a direct reflection of a culture’s values. Imbedded in some of the world’s oldest religions are thousands of years of philosophical debate and ideological evolution. Every day, I get the opportunity to interact with students from these different ideologies and cultures because Tech students come from all over the country and world. My interactions with these students only further my belief that understanding breeds cooperation.
The Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Affairs at Tech is a unique degree because it incorporates a variety of subject matters. You learn the data analysis needed for economics and the critical thinking that comes with majoring in international affairs. The two fields fit so well together because macroeconomics can often motivate international policy and international affairs can just as often drive economic decisions. The degree is perfect for those who enjoy statistics and modeling but also want to substantiate their quantitative data with qualitative conclusions.
I had the unique opportunity to participate in the European Union Study Abroad Program, which is in my opinion, the best study abroad program across any major. I got to live with families in Brussels, Belgium while having the opportunity to explore the rest of Europe. Through site visits and question sessions with public officials, I was able to learn even more about the European Union and NATO. One of the highlights of the trip was getting to go into the office of Tech alum General Breedlove, Supreme Commander of the Allied NATO Forces! The program was the most valuable learning experience I’ve ever had and I’d recommend it to anyone.
“Religions and belief systems have always interested me because they are a direct reflection of a culture’s values.”
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