As a child, my family moved around quite a bit, because of my father's job. This developed a sense of wanderlust in me. Because of my father's influence, international business seems like the perfect fit for me.
After I graduate, I hope to use my knowledge in international business to tackle humanitarian issues. As a student in the program, I've made many meaningful connections. This has made being away from my home town in Quebec, not only endurable, but also fun.
I'm involved with numerous student leadership clubs, including Enactus, an international nonprofit group formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). As a result, I've learned that the business world isn't as mechanical as it may seem from the outside. In addition, the relationships I've formed with my Enactus teammates make me part of something much bigger than me. I've worked with bee farmers in Congo, a leprosy center in Ecuador, and local businesses here in Buffalo. These projects have truly shaped my experience in the IB program.
Last year I participated in an internship at Empire State Development with Professor Ed Kowalewski, who is the director of International Trade Programs and private sector liaison to the World Bank. I worked on international procurement projects to connect New York State businesses with opportunities in foreign countries through the World Bank. It was an enriching experience that helped me develop marketable skills and learn about the environment of an international business office. Because D'Youville is a tight-knit community, I've met friends, colleagues, and professors that have influenced me in ways I won't forget and have made this place my home away from home.
I helped connect New York state businesses with overseas opportunities through the World Bank during my internship.
Student (Combined degree program)
International Business BS/MS