Graduating Senior Spotlight: Q&A with Emma Tierney

Headshot of Emma Tierney wearing a long sleeve shirt with a flower pattern

Hometown: Carver, MN

Majors: Economics & Art

Activities you are involved in: Women In Economics 

Did you participate in any student organizations, Learning Abroad programs, research or internship opportunities, or other related experiences? How have you learned from them?

I've been a communications and engagement intern in Housing and Residential Life for the past three years. It's been an incredible experience and I've learned so much about myself, the University, and what it takes to cultivate a sense of belonging within housing. I've been given the amazing opportunity to meet so many incredible residents who have done great things within their communities! 

What is your favorite class that you took in CLA? Is there a professor that you particularly enjoyed working with? How did they prepare you for the next phase of your life?

My favorite classes I took in CLA were JPN 3021 - Intermediate Japanese I and JPN 3022 - Intermediate Japanese II with Kenichi Tazawa. Tazawa-sensei never failed to brighten my day, I had amazing classmates, and I learned so much about the Japanese language and culture. The class challenged me to strengthen my organization and study skills, and I looked forward to it every single day. 

If you could go back and give your first-year self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Join more student groups! It's intimidating, but so worth it! 

What is your favorite study spot on campus?

The fourth floor of Folwell Hall! 

Is there an app you hate but use anyways?

TikTok for sure. I hate it, but it sucks me in!

What's next for you? What are your post-graduation plans?

I'll be heading to U.S. Bank to join their Wealth Management Development Program!

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