E. J. Ourso College of Business
LSU students are a diverse group. They come from all over the globe with different dreams, goals, and aspirations for their respective futures. Here is a chance to get to know them one at a time. No matter his or her academic discipline, everyone has a story to tell…including you!
Q: Harrison, why did you choose finance as a major?
A: I chose finance because it offered me a general business perspective as well as the more interpretive side of business like accounting. All of the executives I’ve met have told me that finance and accounting are the most important parts of business.
Q: Did you always know you wanted to be a business major?
A: I thought about biology, but soon realized that business is where my passion lies. I felt that it gave me the most chances to succeed after college.
Q: What made you choose LSU over some of your other options out of High School?
A: I had options in Texas as well as Tulane, but I chose LSU because it’s close to home and I want to run for office one day in Louisiana and feel like LSU affords me the best opportunity to do that.
Q: You’ve interviewed for internships at Shell and Exxon. Describe how they went for a student who may be going through the same process soon.
A: They were both behavioral interviews, where they ask you to name a previous situation where you ran into a problem or challenge and had to find a solution to that problem. They wanted specific instances.
Q: Did you find that easy to do?
A: Sometimes, I had to put a little thought into it and be creative, but I prefer to have real conversations with interviewers than have to try to remember a time that I solved a problem. But, in these instances, being specific is what they look for.
Q: What have you learned at LSU that you think you may not have learned anywhere else?
A: I’ve learned that if you work hard and put major effort into accomplishing your goals, you will accomplish them. And if you need help, ask for it. The professors here are happy to give it.
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