Alumni Features 2021-2022
“Liberal arts are known to teach people how to think and not what to think. LAMP played an important role in developing my passion for constant learning, critical analysis, approaching challenges with an open mind, and being flexible. All of these elements are critical to starting and leading a business.”
Through LAMP, alumni Brian Schwartz says he was able to understand what business entailed, and learned about areas such as investment banking, consulting, venture capital, and private equity, all topics he deals with in his current role as Co-Founder of advisory firm SIZE. He says this to current LAMP students: “The real world really breaks down into three things: being helpful to others, being humble, and who you know. As you progress in your early 20s, it’s all about learning as much as you can, being self-aware to know what you don’t know, and being humble.”
“The LAMP curriculum, specifically the seminars, introduced me to certain positions involving both brands and entertainment that I didn’t realize had existed. For example, through one of my seminars I learned there was a whole profession dedicated to product placement. Gaining that insight allowed me to refine my career search accordingly so that I could find the perfect position.”
“The world's natural inclination is to limit you in whatever way it can. Your job is to simply stay sane and never say 'NO' to yourself, everyone else will do that for you; so you have to be your biggest champion.”
“Figuring out what you’re passionate about first and then building skills around that is a good way to set yourself on a sustainable, successful, and enjoyable trajectory.”
A recent LAMP graduate putting her passions for sustainability and international collaboration to use at a clean energy company.
A change management consultant who lives the philosophy of ‘one perspective is never enough’. "LAMP does a great job of challenging conventional ways of thinking, which is extremely important in my industry.”