Published 09/11/12

Applying business skills to other fields

“When I tell people about my major, I refer to myself as the weird management major,” says Christopher Brida ’12, who also studied sociology and entrepreneurship.

“I have long-believed the practical application of my business skills – entrepreneurship, innovation, and resourcefulness – would be best served outside the world of business.

“Management has taught me the conceptual characteristics of managing an organization, and I will bring those skills into a low-income high school classroom, where I am teaching mathematics.

“Studying social entrepreneurship was the perfect marriage of my minors: sociology and entrepreneurship. I had the opportunity to complete a directed study in social entrepreneurship under Professor Sandra Enos, Ph.D., examining how business concepts can be applied to solving social issues.”