Student spotlight on undergraduate Charity Taylor
Name: Charity Taylor
Year: 4th year
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
Major: Management and International Studies
"I love the Weatherhead program." says Charity Taylor. "I am receiving a great deal through the finance program. The faculty are exceptional ... they are the same faculty teaching the MBA students. It's a well-rounded learning experience." Now a senior, Charity looks back on her decision to attend Case Western Reserve University, "When I came onto campus I had an emotional connection with the campus. And when I went to the information session, they were talking about the nursing program and I thought 'if they do that for their nursing students ...' and I was not even interested in the nursing program!"
Charity is studying both business and International Studies because she hopes to one day run an organization that allocates resources to fight human trafficking, including working with victims to help them start their own enterprises around the world. "But that will be years from now! I have a lot to do before then." However, she has done quite few things here at Case Western Reserve to help her reach her goals, including being a Resident Assistant, volunteering through the Tax Assistance Program and completing three internships. One of these internships was as an accounts payable intern with the International Justice Mission in Washington DC. During her internship she also took classes on foreign policy and other topics through The Washington Center.
But possibly the most important experience Charity has had on campus is the years she has spent in the Voices of Glory Gospel Choir. In her first year on campus, she became a member of the group, practicing and singing traditional gospel music at campus events. By the following year, she became the treasurer. She is now the president. She says she has learned so much working with organization semester after semester, taking what she has learned in her business classes and putting it into action. Among the lessons learned she can count managing people, managing schedules, managing a budget and experiencing organization failure. She says, after such a failure, you ask yourself, "How do we come out of this? How do we come out of this stronger?"
Charity makes time for fun too, spending time on the weekends salsa dancing and writing her own music on the acoustic guitar.
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