Student Leader Profile: Michelle Sprawls

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Michelle Sprawls, president Economics and International Trade & Finance Club 

August 31, 2018

BATON ROUGE - We sat down with Economics and International Trade & Finance Club president Michelle Sprawls to learn what her group has to offer and why students shouldn't be afraid to get out there.

Michelle Sprawls
Hometown: Springhill, Louisiana
Major: Economics (econometrics concentration)
Year: Senior

How did you become involved with the Economics and International Trade & Finance Club?
As someone who has always had an interest in economics, I decided to join ECON/ITF Club during my freshman year to meet people who shared my interests and have the opportunity to be more involved with on-campus organizations. I simply joined on TigerLink and was added to our group message.

How does your organization serve students? Why should students get involved?
Our club focuses on career development and networking - from having networking events with Federal Reserve Board members to résumé workshops, we try to give our members all the resources they need to advance in their careers. We also have economists and other speakers come to meetings to discuss their research. Students should join to broaden their horizons and make connections with students and professionals who share a passion for economics.

Do you have advice for incoming students?
Put yourself out there! Join clubs, go to events, and meet as many new people as you possibly can. Freshman year is the perfect time to find new friends and get involved at LSU.

What are you looking forward to this year?
As a senior, I'm looking forward to experiencing LSU events and traditions for the last time. Whether it be football games or events within different organizations on campus, I'm excited to see what senior year entails.

Favorite spot on campus or favorite LSU tradition?
Saturday night in Death Valley, of course!

How will this leadership opportunity shape your career?
Being president of ECON/ITF Club has already had a significant impact on my career. This position has taught me how to be an effective leader and strong communicator. I know the importance of being organized and prepared. This role has allowed me to put myself out there and develop skills I would not have been able to learn elsewhere.

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