Name: Sydney Hergan
Grad Year: 2022
Hometown: Bel Air, Maryland
Major/Minors: International Business & Economics: Global Financial Markets & Global Economy Emphasis/Environmental Studies and Honors Program
Where you went (are going) for GO:
I am currently in Singapore at Singapore Management University and will be heading to Hamilton, New Zealand in July of 2020 for a semester at the University of Waikato.
What clubs/organizations are you involved in on campus?
Economics Club, Honors, English Equestrian Team, Dance Club
Why did you choose Susquehanna University?
I chose SU because it was the first university (after visiting 15!) that made me feel welcome when I came to campus. Even though it was snowing and sleeting the day I visited, everyone greeted me with a smile and made me feel like I could truly be part of a community here.
Describe your experiences with research/internships:
In the summer of 2019, I was the Marketing and Communications Intern at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. This role allowed me to develop my passion for environmental activism as well as learn quite a lot about photography and social media communications in a non-profit setting. This fall in New Zealand, I am planning on taking my first international internship, which I’m extremely excited about!
What is your favorite class and why?
My favorite class at SU is Global Business Perspectives, or GBP! This class really introduced me to what being a business major meant and opened up a whole world of study away opportunities. Plus, I was able to apply a lot of what I learned during the semester project to later classes, especially now while I’m abroad in Singapore.
What is your favorite tradition?
I love Thanksgiving Dinner. It usually falls on or just before my birthday, and last year (2019), it was exactly on my birthday. My friends got President Green to sing me happy birthday in the middle of dinner!
What does being a Student Ambassador mean to you?
Being a Student Ambassador is an opportunity to show students that SU can be their home, their community. It’s so important to feel like there is a place for you at the college you’ll be spending four years at. By serving as a Student Ambassador, I’m able to help students see themselves on our campus and abroad, just as my student ambassador did when I first visited SU.