A Path to Excellence
Alyssa Hudson Finds Her Path to Excellence and Helps Other Students Navigate Theirs
Coming to the Bipasesores from The River Academy, a small private school in Wenatchee, Wash., Alyssa Hudson was intimidated by the size of U of I.
After receiving help from professors, she decided to take full advantage of the opportunities at the College of Business and Economics (CBE) and was able to engage in her college experience.
“Dan Eveleth and Yun Chung are two professors who have inspired me so much,” Alyssa said. “They encouraged me to focus on my studies and participate in extracurricular activities.”
After discussing her options with her professors, Alyssa decided to apply for an internship at Career Services as a representative for the CBE. She started interning with Career Services her junior year, researching different career development theories and helping fellow students. She continued this work as a Senior Career
Advising Intern this year.
“My internship has allowed me to work closely with CBE students,” Alyssa said. “I have the opportunity to learn about their hopes and dreams, and help them navigate their paths to successful careers.”
“Scholarship support means a lot,” Alyssa said. “U of I donors who give to my scholarships have allowed me some insight into the U of I legacy. I hope to give back in the same way as an alumna."
Alyssa is an honors student double-majoring in Accounting and Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students to pay in-state tuition with participating universities. Alyssa also receives the C. Randall “Randy” Byers IBC scholarship and the Thomas Thorsen scholarship.
Alyssa plans to graduate in May 2018, and although she had a challenging first year of college, she says her overall college experience was more than she could have hoped for.
“The College of Business and Economics is devoted to excellence through hands-on learning and real outcomes, and that is something I firmly believe in,” she said. “I never thought I would fall in love with a place like U of I as I have.”
The university has grown on Alyssa and as graduation comes closer she’s looking at taking on her next big challenge. This summer Alyssa has plans to move to Boise and work as an audit associate for the Deloitte accounting firm.
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