|Tim's activities: Football, wrestling (NCAA Division III Scholar All-American Award), Phi Omega Phi
Major: Business administration
Post-grad plans: I am interning for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and it has solidified my love for finance. I hope to work in financial services and become a Certified Financial Planner, and in the future, have my own firm.
Are you where you thought you'd be four years ago?
Not at all. Augustana helped me find my path in life through its great business program and internship opportunities. I came here with no idea what I wanted to do, and I’m leaving with a specific career goal that I truly have a passion for.
Your peak experience?
My internship at Merrill Lynch. It has been such a great experience to be able to work in the field I want for a career while still attending school.
What did you learn about yourself in these past four years
that surprised you?
I learned that hard work and dedication pay off in the long run. In athletics and academics, I have lived by this principle, and it has given me rewarding experiences in both.
Who helped you get to where you are now?
The numerous professors and coaches I have gotten to know over my four years here. Without their support and ‘The sky is the limit’ type attitudes, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Advice for this fall's incoming class?
Keep an open mind and make use of all the resources and connections that Augustana has to offer. If you can do that, then you will find your calling in life.