I chose Champlain because I liked that it's a smaller and closely connected school, but is still in the heart of downtown Burlington. The atmosphere makes everyone feel safe, and the beauty of the school makes you never want to leave. I enjoy going everywhere, like Oakledge Park in Burlington to have a barbecue and play Frisbee with friends.
I feel comfortable at Champlain. The faculty and staff have all been wonderful, and my major has made me passionate about my future career. It's nice to go to a school that allows teacher-student notoriety and appreciation. The classes are small and interactive. I don't leave the room feeling bored. The Core Curriculum has also really helped me improve my writing skills and keep in mind that I need to stay creative.
At first, I wasn't entirely sure that I wanted to study Business Administration because I have many passions, but the program gives me so many options for my career, including the option to change things up completely. I am so happy with my choice and I can't wait to earn a degree here.Allison, Business Administration MajorColchester, VTROBERT P. STILLER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
When I was looking for colleges, I hired an expert to help me find the perfect fit. I had the opportunity to come out to Champlain, visit the campus and speak with several professors. Because of the amazing academic system that Champlain offers, I decided to submit my application as Early Decision.
I have always shown a deep love for the art of music, have been DJing for ten years, and my music has been heard in over twenty countries. But no one can survive in the entertainment world without watching their own back. I decided to major in Business Administration at Champlain and master in music elsewhere. There are many programs, teachers and classes that have supported my interest in being a business major and applying it to DJ entertainment. I'm learning new ways to market myself as a DJ, which has helped me stay not just one step, but several steps ahead of my competition. Also, because Champlain has the type of teachers that care about you as a person and not just a number, I have had countless interactions with my teachers to discuss how I can improve marketing my DJ name.
After living here for one school year, I have DJed for corporate events and made a decent mark on Church St. With the help of Champlain, I have DJed well over fifty events this school year. Champlain has helped me go from a nobody to one of the top requested DJs in Burlington.Josh, Business Administration MajorNorthbrook, ILROBERT P. STILLER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Veronica '14, Business Administration majorWaitsfield, VTROBERT P. STILLER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
When Veronica transferred to Champlain, she wanted to merge her passion for photography with Business Administration. With help from her adviser, professor Scott Baker, Veronica designed a professional photography specialization. "I can still do what I love but with a business background," says Veronica, who used her transferred photography credits to create the specialization.
After she graduates, she plans on opening a photography business. "I already feel I could start a business with the knowledge I now have," says Veronica. "Since taking accounting, I know how to manage money, and Business 110 showed me the different parts of a business and how they work together."
Veronica looks forward to the Summer Bridge Program for transfer students. "The fact that you can take six credits in the summer is a huge help. It will save time during the semester so I can focus on my major."