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Name: Adam Genereux,'08
Major: Marketing and Sport and Recreation Management
Hometown: Warroad , MN
Interview spring 2007 by Communications Student Intern Maretta Peterson, '07, communication major
What are you driven to discover in your major?
I am trying to learn every aspect of my majors so I know exactly what I can do once I get into the work force. I am trying to discover my strong points in each of my majors and utilize those parts to their fullest.
What have you learned that surprised you most so far?
The thing that surprised me the most is how much information I have retained from year to year. I remember a lot of the things that I learned in some of my fist major classes (non-generals).
What drives you to study this field?
What drives me is the possibility of the great jobs I can have after graduation. I also enjoy the two fields that I am studying right now.
What career goals do you have?
My career goals are to have a job that pays very well, is in upper management and that I love going to when I wake up in the morning.
Tell me why you chose the U of M, Crookston:
I selected U of M, Crookston because of its location. It's far enough away from home, but close enough to home. It also offers me a big ten degree at a better price. I also like the small town feeling along with the big-time college feeling. U of M Crookston also offered me exactly what I was looking for academically.
Describe what you like best about the U of M, Crookston:
The thing I like the most about Crookston is the prestigious business program.
Describe your interaction with the faculty and staff on campus:
My interaction with the faculty and staff is amazing. There is a lot of hands-on interaction with the staff and faculty. You get to know all of your professors really well. They are all friendly and easy to talk with.
Describe what you like best about your classes:
I like the class sizes the best. The teachers and you get to know each other very well being in a class of about 20 students. I like it because I am not just some number and it makes it a better learning environment.
Describe what has been the most challenging for you as you pursue your educational career:
The thing that has been the most challenging has been finding the right balance between time spent on classes, homework, studying, work and social activities.
Why would you recommend that others attend the U of M, Crookston?
I would recommend others attend UMC because it has great educational programs along with great learning environments. UMC just gives you a small-town, home-like feeling with a Big Ten college atmosphere.