Member Spotlight!

Take a break from finals and meet this week’s Member Spotlight: Kristen Adams!

Our very special member this week is only a freshman, but in no way has that discouraged her from taking the reigns of her education and experience at the University of Oregon. Kristen is majoring in business administration at the Lindquist College of Business while studying under the Business Honors Program. Outside of the classroom you can find her lifeguarding at the REC or in her Senate seat for Hall Government. Following in the footsteps of her parents—both of whom are Oregon alumni—Kristen left her home in Sweet Home, Oregon, to begin her adventure of a lifetime.

After picking up IBEC’s pamphlet during the Week of Welcome, Kristen has already become an amazing and influential addition to the club! Having attended every meeting this term, she also was one of the few first year students who accompanied us on our site visit to Richardson Sports. Posing great questions to professionals, Kristen came very prepared and was able to spark interesting conversations around the table. Kristen says she appreciates how inclusive and easy it was to get to know the executive team and other members. After speaking more with Kristen, I believed she fully captured the authentic relationships that IBEC provides in saying how IBEC, “allows for personal connections as opposed to networking.” Getting to know everyone on a personal level rather than as another “connection” on LinkedIn is what Kristen says separates IBEC from other business clubs on campus.

In the future, Kristen hopes to be able to run her own company, but has yet to find what exactly what that would look like. In the meantime, she hopes to see more of what this world has to offer her, and wishes to spend her life traveling the globe. Obviously, Kristen is an outstanding student at the University of Oregon who aspires to do great things! We at IBEC are so proud to have her as a member and we can’t wait to see her growth over these next few years!

—To Kristen and everyone else, good luck on your finals and GO DUCKS!

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