From York Catholic High School to Pitt Business
with Michael Andrews
Pitt was the right place to be.
I graduated from York Catholic High School, a small catholic school in central PA, and I was really unsure of what college I wanted to go to. My sister went to Pitt so I was able to visit the school, explore the city and watch Pitt football games…Pitt just felt like the right place for me. I was unsure of what I wanted to study, so I liked Pitt because of the academic excellence across many majors. Looking back on the past four years, I couldn’t imagine spending them anywhere else.
Starting in Pitt Business.
My freshman year I lived in Tower A. It was such an awesome experience because my whole floor felt like a family. We always kept our doors open to other kids that walked by and that made it a really friendly and open environment. Towers also allowed me to meet some of my closest friends, who I live with still.
I decided to study Finance and Business Analytics at Pitt Business, in addition to Chinese. Although the classes were very challenging, the immersive nature of the program allowed for quick language acquisition. I really enjoyed lessons on calligraphy and tea ceremonies.
Delta Sigma Pi
I decided to join Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity where I was the head of community service. DSP brings in professional speakers, runs community service events and has social events. DSP has been key for developing my professional network, my business acumen, and learning more about different career paths from former members. DSP allowed me to get more involved in the business school. I also joined SRI (socially responsible investments), Chinese language table, and the Finance Club at Pitt Business!