Cassandra Sulmeisters ’18: Drawn by Bryant's 'excellent international relationships' and diversity
Major: International Business
Hometown: Centennial, CO
Path: A career she is passionate about
Honors Program member Cassandra Sulmeisters is a study in contrasts. Recruited to play Division I volleyball, she is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to kills and digs but delicately plucks her harp to create beautiful music. She studied French in high school, but picked Spanish as her minor. She loves Colorado – and skiing – but wanted to attend a school near major cities and the ocean. At Bryant, she found what she was looking for.
"The high level of diversity in the student body is broadening my perspective of the world."
The University’s unique integration of business and liberal arts played a crucial part in her decision. “I chose to major in International Business because it combined a foreign language with an emphasis on relationships, both of which are important to me,” says Sulmeisters, who is learning a lot about teamwork – and group work – both in and out of the classroom.
In her Global Foundations of Organizations and Business course, part of the First-Year Gateway program, she and her teammates were challenged to work together to accomplish specific objectives while learning presentation skills to make their case to a panel of judges.
As a member of the volleyball team, she is part of a group of student-athletes who represent Bryant with pride, she says. “I love the high level of competition playing in Division I offers. You have to be your very best to win, and we all work on that every day.”
Next year, Sulmeisters hopes to take part in the Sophomore International Experience and dreams of studying abroad in Spain, where she can use the language skills she is developing. Bryant is helping her to prepare for global success, she says. “This University has excellent international relationships, and the high level of diversity in the student body is broadening my perspective of the world."