My internship taught me that understanding culture is a significant component to becoming successful in international business.
I'm an international student from Transylvania, Romania, studying at D'Youville. I grew up in a country where numerous ethnic groups have been living together for decades. Because of this, I've experienced first-hand how complex and prosperous it is for people with different nationalities to work together. The uniqueness and complexity of cultures fascinates me and I am confident that in this globalized world international business is the field that moves us forward.
The most exciting and rewarding thing about studying International Business at DYC is being part of a multicultural community. A lot of my professors come from different countries and the majority of my fellow classmates speak at least one other language aside from English. I'm learning practical and real-world knowledge.
Even though this is only my third semester at D'Youville, I feel so lucky being able to do so many activities and be part of so many events. I am currently working in the International Student Office, where I have the chance to meet other international students and help organize events like our annual International Student Fiesta. I also work at the Kavinoky Theater, a professional theater on campus, where I get to experience working with actors and theater lovers. Additionally, due to my required internship credits, I have the opportunity to work on the business side of health care in the United States. I am sure that this very unique mixture of roles will make me well prepared for my professional future.
What probably means the most to me at D'Youville is that I am not treated as a stranger and that my ideas are welcomed and embraced. I have recently started my graduate research work, which will concentrate on the correlation of gaining an international degree in a foreign country and becoming successful in the globalized business world. It is very comforting to know that I have all the resources and support available to complete my project.
I can also say that the connections I have made with faculty and students so far are all very meaningful on multiple levels. Besides academic help coming from my professors, students also have provided me with emotional support at times when it became difficult to be away from home.
Combined Degree Program
BS/MS International Business