Students receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation can choose between an Aviation Education Specialization or Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization. Learn more here.
- Consumer Affairs
Students receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs can choose between the Family Financial Management Specialization or Consumer Service Management Specialization. Learn more here.
- Fashion Studies & Retail Merchandising
Students receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Studies & Retail Merchandising have the opportunity to complete a summer practicum compatible with their career goals, as well as, participate in a travel study as part of their program requirements. Learn more here.
- Hospitality Management
Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management can focus their career in one of seven different areas within the industry. Learn more here.
- Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations have the option of becoming a Certified Nonprofit Professional. Learn more here.
- Events and Facilities Administration Minor
- Financial Counseling Minor
- Leadership (LEAD) Minor
- Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations (LMNO) Minor
Year: Junior (First year in pharmacy school!)
Minor: Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Hometown: Milford, Iowa
Favorite thing about SDSU: SDSU Ice cream! I manage an ice cream store on the lake in Okoboji, Iowa, so I am an ice cream fanatic!
Reason you joined NLA: I thought it would be a good way to meet people with the same minor that I have. I am also very interested in integrating my future pharmacy career with non-profit work, and I was hoping to get some exposure as to how I could complete that goal of mine!
How I want to be involved in nonprofit: I would love to be able to provide medical relief to foreign, underserved communities. However, I am aware that sometimes you don't have to travel far to find a need and create an impact. I am very open to possibilities, and am excited to help in any way possible once I have my degree.
Best Advice: "If you have the ability to take more credits and get a minor, do it." If it weren't for this advice from my mom I would have never joined NLA. More importantly though, I would have never completed extra volunteer hours at the Ronald McDonald House, and I think that experience really made me grow as a future medical professional. I was able to see sides of my future patients that you don't see through a medication history list, and I will forever be grateful for that experience my freshman year of college.
Members of the SDSU Hospitality Management Club traveled to New York City to attend the HX: The Hotel Experience conference hosted by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. They learned more about the industry, including restaurant and hotel design, as well as, were able to tour the city.
The SDSU Flying Jacks Aviation Club toured the facilities of Republic Airlines, the largest regional airline in the country, in Indianapolis. Students had the opportunity to learn about the company, their maintenance facilities, were able to check out the cock pit of an Embraer-175, as well as, attended the Red Bull air races.
Some Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising students, accompanied by faculty Bonnie Junker and Nancy Lyons, traveled to Sioux Falls, S.D. to explore options for retail employment, entrepreneurship and study strategies behind ambiance. During this trip they visited several businesses such as, Boehme, Banana Republic, Buckle, Coach, Ulta Beauty, Say Anything Jewelry and World Market.
Jacey is a 2018 SDSU graduate originally from Pierre, SD and now works for the South Dakota Department of Tourism as an Industry Outreach and Development Representative. Majors: Consumer Affairs with Consumer Service Management and Family Financial Management specializations. Minors: Marketing & Agriculture Business.
Jacey had absolutely no idea where to start when trying to choose a major, so she chose SDSU because of the exploratory studies program they offer. Once she was at SDSU, the exploratory studies classes helped her understand herself and her career goals. Jacey said, “Consumer Affairs is such a broad major that has many job opportunities upon graduation. I was able to have multiple minors in other areas of interest that I knew would only enhance my education.”
Favorite memory at SDSU: Jacey said, “The entire experience! From campus to community involvement, part-time jobs I held and of course maintaining a social life, I am grateful for all the connections made and lessons learned. I loved the opportunity to meet so many new people and leaving four years later with lifelong friends.”
Campus Involvement: Jacey was involved in the SDSU Human Services Club, SDSU Consumer Affairs Club, Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program and worked at the SDSU Foundation. Jacey said, “I was able to serve as president for the Consumer Affairs Club my senior year and this was a great learning opportunity for me. Holding a leadership position really proved to me how important networking is and it really isn’t too hard! Almost everyone is willing to help students out, so take advantage of that.”
Advice: Jacey said, “Don’t be lazy! You only get four years so work hard and make the most of every opportunity. Get involved in campus and community organizations, part-time jobs, internships and introduce yourself to other students and professionals. It’s not always what you know, but who you know!”