Name: Tessa Rendina
Grad Year: 2021
Hometown: Gambrills, Maryland
Major: Global Management
Where you went for GO:
GO Long at University of Cape Town in South Africa
What clubs/organizations are you involved in on campus?
Division III Women’s Soccer and Track & Field, History Club, Enactus Entrepreneurship and Service Group, Sigmund Weis Business School Peer Mentor
Why did you choose Susquehanna University?
The Global Opportunities program and the small, close-knit community; I wanted a place where I could explore all my passions and be myself. Studying abroad allowed me to develop skills and knowledge about my field of study and grow as a person and global citizen.
Describe your experiences with research/internships:
I interned at the KIND Market, a multinational non-profit based in Annapolis, MD. I worked for the Anne Arundel County Council as a legislative intern. I applied sociological theory to poverty development case studies in South Africa through my Poverty Development and Globalism course at University of Cape Town.
What is your favorite class and why?
Principles of Management. Through this course I analyzed the non-profit, Friends of Jaclyn (FoJ). In a team of four, we developed a recommendation for FoJ and gave the report to the executive members of the company. I loved this class because we got to Skype call members of the non-profit and Susquehanna University Athletics already participates in the Friends of Jaclyn program!
What is your favorite tradition?
It’s not quite an “official” tradition, but my favorite is running through the fountain outside of Degenstein Campus Center! Many students do this at least once before graduation and it’s a fun way of saying bye to Susquehanna.
What does being a Student Ambassador mean to you?
As a Student Ambassador, I get the opportunity to impact prospective students' lives by helping make their choice about higher education a bit easier. Being a Student Ambassador means sharing your love for SU with people who could become your classmates, teammates or best friends.