A Day in the Life of an Elon University Student
Name: Elizabeth Chang
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major(s): Marketing, Art History
Minor: Professional Sales
Elon Experiences: Study Abroad (CIEE International Business & Culture Program in Seville, Spain in Fall 2013), Internships (Fine Art Carolina Marketing Intern, Art Works Studios & Galleries Event Management Intern), Leadership (Sigma Kappa Sorority’s Vice President of Philanthropic Service), Community Service
Campus Involvement: Elon University Tour Guide, Art History Department Ambassador, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Colleges Against Cancer Special Events Committee
TUESDAY, November 14th
8:30 AM Wake up, homework
9:30 AM Panhellenic Brunch
10:15 AM Walk to class
10:30 AM Art History Methodologies with Dr. Ringelberg
12:25 PM Sales Management with Dr. Gillespie
2:00 PM Lunch
2:20 PM Operations & Supply Chain Management with Dr. Horky
4:00 PM Special Events Committee Meeting with Colleges Against Cancer
5:00 PM Studying in the Great Hall
6:30 PM Dinner with friend
7:30 PM Frozen
10:00 PM Homework
11:30 PM Roommates & bed
I have three classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but only one on Mondays and Wednesdays, leaving those mornings free to work as a tour guide in the office of admissions. I woke up early this morning to finish the readings for my first class. I am an art history major so I have a lot of reading for my classes, but all of it is very interesting which makes the work worthwhile!
Today, my sorority sister Shelly and I walked to campus early to go to Delta Delta Delta’s Panhellenic Breakfast in the Moseley Student Center’s kitchen. Delta Delta Delta is one of the 12 sororities on campus. I belong to a different sorority, Sigma Kappa. Today, Delta Delta Delta hosted a brunch for the nine PHC sororities. It was a great way to mix and mingle with women from other sororities and I loved seeing some of my friends that I don’t get to see every week! I ran into my best friend Katie, who is in Phi Mu and studied abroad with me in Seville, Spain last fall, at the brunch. Catching up with her was a great start to my morning.
After the brunch, I walked to my first class, Art History Methodologies, in Powell House. My class has only seven students, including myself, and is currently my favorite class because of its small size. It is held in a small conference room where I get to discuss in detail with my classmates and professor the concepts associated with historical art research. I have learned a lot this year from this course and am excited to apply this knowledge next semester to my capstone Art History Senior Seminar class & research project.
My next class is across campus in the Koury Business Center. I am a double major and love the difference between my two disciplines. I recently declared a Professional Sales minor after taking a sales course last semester and falling in love with the subject. This semester I am taking Sales Management. In contrast to my art history class, there are about thirty students in this class and the course involves a lot of projects, case studies, and role plays.
My third class of the day, Operations & Supply Chain Management, is on the floor below my second class in the Koury Business Center. Usually between classes, I grab a quick coffee at Java City coffee shop in KOBC. This class is taught by my favorite professor, though the subject is not my favorite. Two of my good friends – my roommate Marie and my best friend Thomas – are in my class and sit on either side of me so that we can work together when we have projects or group discussion. Today, my professor brought the whole class donuts, which was a fun surprise!
After class, I ran back to the Moseley Student Center for a Colleges Against Cancer Special Events Committee meeting. Colleges Against Cancer is an organization that hosts Relay for Life in the spring to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Special Events Committee plans smaller events year-round to fundraise and promote Relay for Life. Today, we discussed plans for upcoming profit shares with local restaurants, TriathELON, and a potential acoustic concert at a local bar.
After my meeting, I stopped by Global Commons, more specifically the great hall, to work on some of my homework. The Great Hall is a new study space for students that opened at the beginning of the school year.
Then, I met my good friend and fellow art history major, Bethany, for dinner in Lakeside, one of the main dining halls. Over curry chicken and mango flan, we discussed her current research. Bethany is a Lumen scholar, which is the most prestigious research scholarship given to students. She recently was informed that she will be one of a few undergraduate researchers to present at a prestigious research conference in Wisconsin in the Spring. She is a very dedicated student that I am lucky to call one of my closest friends.
After dinner, I met my roommates in the Performing Arts Center to attend Frozen, an adaption of a Tony award winning play about mental illness. My sorority sister, Morgan, who is a Communications and Theatrical Design and Production worked on Frozen for her senior thesis project & we all attended to support her hard work. The play was chilling and very well done. I have never been disappointed by a production that I have seen in the Performing Arts Center.
After such a busy day, I went home to finish up my homework, catch up with my roommates, and get ready for the next day!