Today’s TRANSFERmation Tuesday features Christina Wilgus, a junior transfer from Rowan College at Gloucester County. Christina is a Management and Human Resources Management major who commutes to Rowan from Woolwich Township, NJ (Gloucester County).
How would you tell a fellow student interested in your major that they’re choosing a worthwhile field?
I would tell a fellow student interested in Management and Human Resources Management that they’re choosing a worthwhile field because there are no limits to what you can do. Majoring in Management equips you to work in every type of professional setting. I chose this field for the never-ending opportunities. Every industry has a business side, so there are no restrictions on the fields you can work in. I also find myself learning real-life lessons that are beneficial outside of business, that I may not learn in a different major. I often find myself in these instances during my law and finance classes.
In high school, I had thought about majoring in Human Resources because I love interacting and communicating with others. However, I was nervous to commit to a major that was a bit narrow, so I decided to begin college as a Management major. But, when I transferred to Rowan they made it possible for me to do both without any extra classes. I am especially thankful for this opportunity because I never expressed to anyone at Rowan my interest in HR, but they sought me out. I received an email stating that many Management majors may be able to fill their electives with HR classes and fulfill the requirements for both majors. I was lucky enough to be one of those cases. If it wasn’t for the employees at Rowan actively looking to improve the quality of their students’ education, I would have never thought to pursue this opportunity. So, if you are a transfer student or freshman Management major I strongly suggest you consider this opportunity!
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned in your major this year?
The most interesting thing I learned about my major this year is how to adapt. Everyone is currently in the same situation with learning online because of campus closures due to Covid-19. For me, and many business students, we still have group projects that have remained group projects. This has forced us to adapt by communicating via text, FaceTime and Zoom. I believe this experience has better prepared us for the event of collaborating with co-workers on a project who may not live near us. In those situations, we will be forced to work together solely through technology. These instances also occur outside of a global pandemic, so it is a great skill for us to pick up and master during this time.
Why did you choose Rowan?
I chose Rowan for the great education I could receive so close to home. They had just built the new, beautiful building for the Rohrer College of Business and I had heard nothing but great things about Rowan’s business program. My brother graduated from Rowan in 2012 with a degree in Management so I also got to see first-hand how great the school was and how much they were expanding. I am only in my second semester at Rowan, but I am confident that I made the right decision to continue my education here. Rowan has become so much more than our local university, and I am glad I get to be a part of its student body.
What are you most looking forward to at Rowan next year?
Next year I am looking forward to getting more involved. I came from a small high school and then went to community college, and I was very involved in both schools. This past fall I was adjusting to being at a bigger school and didn’t realize just how much there was to get involved in.
My goal for this semester was to join a few clubs and be active on campus but unfortunately, that will have to wait until next semester. I look forward to my senior year. Rowan has provided me with so much help and guidance in preparing for my career, so I can’t wait to get back on campus in the fall!
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