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Economics Profile: Amy Jacobs

Amy Jacobs '14

Amy Jacobs ’14

Hometown: Forest, VA
Majors: Business
Minors: Economics
Activities/Clubs: Riding, Macon Activities Council, Study Abroad in Denmark
Position: Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, Lynchburg College

Quote: “Randolph didn’t just provide me with an education, it provided me an experience that shaped the way I think and prepared me for life beyond the red brick wall.”

Sleep is Optional

During my four years at Randolph College, I often joked that “sleep is optional,” and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Randolph allowed me to pursue whatever opportunity I desired in a variety of areas. I rode on the Equestrian Team, studied abroad in Denmark, served on the Macon Activities Council, and participated in various internships in different offices on campus.

Somewhere in between those extracurricular, I also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business and a minor in Economics. Each of these experiences contributed to the person that I have become today, and it wouldn’t have been possible if it were not for the community-centered, supportive environment at Randolph College.

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Now working in higher education as the Assistant Director of an Annual Fund, I use the skills that I learned in and out of the classroom at Randolph College every day. The liberal arts education that I received allows me to approach tasks from a variety of angles. Despite having a business degree, I regularly use ideas learned in sociology, philosophy, and many of my other classes to think outside the box about situations I face.

Creativity and critical thinking skills honed as a student at Randolph, enable me to work through challenges presented to me and provide thoughtful, well-articulated suggestions for a solution. My background as a team member and a student leader is beneficial as I am able to work effectively with colleagues and other departments.

Prepared for Success

As I pursue my Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership Studies, it has become increasingly clear just how well Randolph prepared me not only for the working world, but also for future academic pursuits. Regularly I apply concepts learned in the business and economic curriculum to class topics enabling me to be an engaged student who works well in groups. Meanwhile, my papers are praised for their quality in content and writing style. I have no doubts that the writing intensive curriculum at Randolph College is the reason that I have been so successful in these areas.

Living the Life Abundant

Randolph College is a place that encourages not only academic pursuits, but a wide range of other involvements as well. Randolph didn’t just provide me with an education, it provided me an experience that shaped the way I think and prepared me for life beyond the red brick wall.

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