See how one School of Business student transformed during her time at IC.

In September of her first year, a student in the School of Business participated in a photo project. We asked her to bring something meaningful to her and kept in touch with her throughout her four years at IC. In the spring of her senior year, we asked how she had changed during her time at IC. Here is her story.

Amanda Schell

Amanda Schell in her first year (left) and her senior year (right) at IC.

Amanda Schell in her first year at IC.

HOMETOWN: Amesbury, Massachusetts
MAJOR: Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance
ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey, Leadership Academy, Study Abroad in Milan, Italy, Student Athletic Advisory Council Executive Board, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Finance Honor Society, Supervisor at IC Athletics and Events Center

After graduation, Schell was hired as a strategic alliance dealer payment associate at MFS Investment Management in Boston.

Amanda Schell

Amanda Schell in her fourth year at IC. 

Got a little field time

Became a starter

Started every game

Voted captain of the team (and earned All-Liberty League First Team honors!)

[Participating] in the Leadership Academy for athletes was super motivational and a good learning experience. [I learned] leadership skills, qualities, and strategies. I think all of those have helped me develop as a really good leader and will help me in the real world as well. My experiences have shaped me to be more confident and more mature. I’m from a really small town in Massachusetts, so coming here was a big deal. I was six hours away from my family, and that was a transition in itself. Now I feel less dependent on [my parents]. I studied abroad sophomore year. I didn’t even go with anyone that I knew. I just went, and I did my thing. I was in a foreign country and very far away from my family and kind of had to fend for myself. Those life skills have made me grow.