Graduated May 2004
I remember when I first applied to Ferris. I was originally attracted to the Honors Program because of the scholarship incentives and the more upscale, private dorm rooms that were located in the heart of campus. I was so excited to be accepted, but I had my doubts about how I would fit in.
Looking back, I can't imagine what it would have been like not to have been involved with the Honors Program. Living in an Honors hall was great. I was surrounded by ambitious, smart and capable people, who soon became my close friends. I met a lot of other people around campus, but I found that I related the best to the people that I knew from Honors.
People in Honors were enrolled in some of the most challenging majors at Ferris. Honors students seemed to know how to study hard and get the work done, leaving time for joining many Ferris organizations and going out with friends. Being in Honors motivated me. I began to realize my potential when I was surrounded by so many successful people.
I graduated from Ferris State in May of 2004, and was fortunate to have a job already in place with a great public accounting firm, Plante & Moran, PLLC, in Traverse City. I interviewed with them earlier in the year through Ferris' Career Center and was hired in a large part due to my grades, plus the extracurricular activities through Honors.
In January of 2006 I was ready for a career change and moved into private accounting with the First National Bank of America in East Lansing. Currently I am planning on going back to school for a Master's Degree at MSU.
I still keep in contact with many of the people that I met in the Honors Program at Ferris as they are my closest friends.