Annie Wheeler '14

Annie C. Wheeler
2014
Hometown: 
Longmeadow, MA

My family owns a business at home, and it’s always been in my blood. It’s something I care about and enjoyed doing, which is why I signed up for pre-management courses. When the business major was approved, it helped shift my focus and realize that this was something I wanted to do. I was able to apply many of the courses I had already taken toward the major, so it wasn’t that much of a change for me.

When I came to St. Lawrence, I wanted to try lots of different things, and I got involved in a lot of different activities. One of those was Campus Kitchens. Its community service aspect was so rewarding that I got interested in the non-profit sector. I’d like to intern at a large non-profit next summer, after I graduate. Even if I can help put a smile on one person’s face in Canton, New York, then I feel like I’ve put my strengths toward a good cause.

The Business in the Liberal Arts major takes a holistic approach to business and management. It holds on to the liberal arts component of a St. Lawrence education, which I believe is very valuable. I can take it in a lot of directions. Right now I’m taking classes in philosophy and psychology, and I don’t think that’s typical of a business track at other institutions. And because it’s required that it be part of have a double major, people will come out having taken a special combination of courses that will make them a unique business graduate, with options and a wide range of skills they can put to use.