Student Spotlight - Lindsey Lord

Current spotlight of Management student.

Lindsey Lord

Five Questions with a student...


1. What is your academic rundown?
I am currently a senior majoring in Management, with a focus in Human Capital, along with a minor in Marketing.

2. What has been your favorite Management course and why?
MGMT 451W: Business, Ethics, and Society - I enjoyed this course because it challenges you to think inwardly and evaluate your own ethical values and possible cognitive barriers or biases that can impact your decision-making and judgment. This class also gives you the ability to learn how to apply philosophical approaches to resolving both real and hypothetical ethical dilemmas in the business world, which better prepares you with strategies for tough leadership decisions you may have never otherwise considered.

3. What are you involved in at Penn State, and how do these activities compliment your Management coursework? I am a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha service organization, and am involved with a variety of philanthropic projects, including raising money for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital and THON. Through my service organization, I’ve met a diverse group of people with the same goal of making a difference in the community. Also, as an event coordinator with the organization, I’ve developed my leadership experience, by organizing events and managing attendance for my peers. Outside of my service organization, I’ve also kept busy with part-time internships in Sales and Marketing during the school year.

4. Considering everything you learned during your summer internship(s), what advice can you share with other Management majors?
Following my summer internships, I would advise other Management majors to make an effort to meet and get to know everyone you are working with during your time there; this effort demonstrates your interpersonal skills and your interest in the company. Also, I encourage you to learn about the different roles if your time allows it; even if you think you know what you want to do, it never hurts to learn about other areas and develop unique skill sets. Asking questions, reaching out to people in different roles, and volunteering yourself for challenges is how you learn, grow, and form relationships and connections. You may surprise yourself and find a hidden interest while working on a project in an unexpected area.

5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I try to stay active and get outside as much as possible. I also always have a podcast on in the background when I exercise; my current favorites are Crime Junkie, a mystery podcast about true crime, and The Hidden Brain, which talks about psychology and unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and choices. 


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