The start of a new semester, and certainly a new academic year, is special.
As we welcome students, new and old, as we host orientations, as we assist those moving into dorms, we are reminded of our mission – to serve students, to make a difference, to change lives.
In the last three weeks I have enjoyed meeting groups of Bauer students in different venues and the message is always loud and clear – they are here because we care.
As Megan Iselin, a junior accounting student in the Bauer Business Honors Program, the Professional Program in Accountancy, and student organization Beta Alpha Psi, describes it:
“I knew that I had made the right choice in the Bauer College of Business. My professors care about my success and want to hear about my success outside of the classroom as well. My advisors urge me to graduate on time and be as resourceful as I can. My friends share their experiences with me and encourage me to rise to my full potential rather than cutting me down. My professional contacts leave the office after work and drive to campus to share their insight with the future leaders who will push our economy to new heights. I have everything I need and more here.”
Whether it is the “I am Bauer” theme that every student believes in, or the “Where Awesome Happens” description that they attribute to Bauer College, whether it is a conversation with a student outside the elevators or a session with the Dean’s List participants, I find that the best way to start or end my day is to interact with students.
There is a momentum in the college that inspires, and it starts with students.
Bauer students – thank you for your participation, and thank you for being here. And as you promised me, keep talking to classmates and colleagues about attending classes, about graduating in four years, and participating in surveys.
And remember our mantra: Talk Bauer, Hire Bauer, Give to Bauer.
I encourage you all: Go Make Awesome Happen.