Jennifer Hughes '13
I knew I would be challenged and presented with opportunities that I wouldn't have elsewhere. -- Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer Hughes, of Lancaster, Pa., was diligent in her college search. She applied to a variety of schools: big, small, state, private, city, small town.
“I chose E-town because, simply put, it felt right. After comparing other schools and academic programs, E-town's International Business program seemed to fit best. I knew I would be challenged and presented with opportunities that I wouldn't have elsewhere. The class sizes were small enough that, as a student, I knew I wasn't going to be just a number in a huge auditorium. I knew there would be opportunities to seek out help and get to know professors,” she said.
Jennifer, who also is majoring in Spanish and minoring in economics, was impressed that studying abroad is a requirement for the International Business program, something she says other schools she inquired to do not insist upon. After a summer of interning with Turkey Hill Dairy’s marketing department—where she gave out free ice cream all over the county--she’s spending the fall of 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Her love of working with money and numbers, coupled with a desire to travel and learn about cultures, made her dual major a perfect fit for her life goals; she plans to pursue an MBA or a law degree.
“I think my favorite parts of campus life at Elizabethtown are the people and opportunities. Going into college I didn't think I'd like going to such a small school. However, on the contrary, I've loved it. Elizabethtown is like a small community. You get to know people on campus including students, professors and the staff. There are so many opportunities on campus for students to become more involved,” she said.
Jennifer works as a circulation assistant at High Library, where she helps fellow students find research materials for papers and projects. She serves as assistant advertising manager for The Etownian, the student newspaper and is the business liaison for Future Energies and Sustainable Technology (FEAST), the science and engineering club. Also, she’s a member of Called to Lead, Circle K and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).