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Hannah Lindberg

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Hometown: Middleton, MA

Major: Marketing

Why did you choose your major at Lasell?
I first came to Lasell College as an Athletic Training major, but during my freshman year I found it wasn't the right course of study for me. My first year advisor worked one-on-one with me to create a semester schedule that allowed me to try a few different classes in a few different areas of study. That's when I fell in love with the business classes here at the college. I enjoyed talking to people and the sales aspect of business, I knew Marketing was the right path for me. After college I would love to stay in the Boston area are work for a marketing agency.

What was it that brought you to Lasell?
I didn't really come to Lasell with the idea that I would be spending the next four years preparing for my career as a business woman. What really brought me to Lasell was the environment. This close knit community of teachers, staff, and students has helped me more than anything over the past 4 years. Having a student/ teacher ratio of 14:1 has really helped me to tap into my untapped potential. It creates a comfortable more relaxed learning space, as well as promotes communication between students and teachers. The connected learning aspect of Lasell also played a part in my decision to come to Lasell, I wanted to get an education as well as preparation for the real world to come.

What activities are you involved in or have been involved in (clubs, activities, athletics, etc.)?
I am the VP of Communications for the Lasell College Marketing and Management Club. I have also represented the Marketing Program here at Lasell during open house's. Presenting at open house is always favorite of mine, I get to explain to prospective students and parents why I love Lasell so much and answer questions or concerns they may have about the school or college life in general. I Also work for the Alumni office doing phonathon where I call alumni and parents to ask for donations to the Lasell Fund. I have also worked for Lasell Village serving residents dinner in the dinning room, this was a great experience for me and allowed me to connect and share ideas with a variety of very knowledgeable people. I have been involved with multiple connected learning projects here at Lasell, one of which I worked hand in hand with Cradles to Crayon's in Brighton, MA.

Any internship you may have done?
I am currently working at an internship. I work for Friends of the Arava Institute as a Marketing and Media Relations Fellow. This experience has been great and I felt well prepared for it thanks to the teachers and mentors here at Lasell College. Friends of the Arava Institute is a non-profit organization that raises funds as well as student recruitment for the Arava Institutes which is an environmental Institute located in the Middle East.

What is your favorite class you have taken at Lasell and why?
I really enjoyed taking Business Ethics with Professor Jeff Corcoran. Not only is Professor Corcoran a great teacher, but he also runs his classes in a way that promotes healthy discussion and debate. Business Ethics touched on some very real and serious ethical decisions that happen daily in the business world. It's so important to educate students going into the work force on the value of ethics and the decisions they make.

What do you like to do off campus or in Boston?
I enjoy visiting my friends that go to surrounding Boston schools, I also enjoy going to Boston sporting and music events as well as different college sporting events in the city. I like to take advantage of my free admission into the MFA with my Lasell ID as well.

Do you have an interesting story or great memory from Lasell that you would be willing to share?
My advisor here at Lasell College likes to call me Hannah 2.0 because when he first met me I wasn't as excited about college or my education as I am today. If it wasn't for people like Professor Corcoran and Professor McKinnon who saw potential in me and worked one-on-one with me to get myself together and really focus on the overall goal of graduating college and starting my career, I probably wouldn't still be a college student today.

I was on the verge of dropping out my sophomore year, when Professor McKinnon noticed me falling behind in one of his classes, so he set up a time to meet with me. This wasn't like any other ordinary student/ teachers meeting though. Professor McKinnon took time out of his morning to sit down and have breakfast with me in the dining hall, at first I thought this was different and a little awkward until we started talking and I realized that he really knew how to connect with his students personally, and it was that conversation over coffee that morning that really changed the way I looked at my education and the professors here at Lasell College. Like Professor McKinnon, many other professors at Lasell put countless hours of time and effort into helping their students succeed. If my professors are putting in all this effort to help me succeed, shouldn't I? From then on I took advantage of all the tools this school has to offer especially the Academic Achievement Center.