Earning an internship with the Federal Reserve
Fernandez received an internship with the Kansas City Federal Reserve through resources unique to the College of Business.
“My first interview was actually in the Career Center in the College of Business, which was really cool, because, for the first round, I was able to do that here. Then, the next round I drove to Kansas City.”
She was able to go more in-depth with her internship through adding an honors element to the experience: a research project about the 2008 financial crisis, federal regulations and the economy.
The internship may help her achieve her career goal of working for a federal organization about macroeconomic issues.
Seeing a new culture during a trip to Spain
“I’m really glad that I chose Missouri State. It’s been the best decision I ever made, especially joining the Honors College.”
She also hopes to speak Spanish in her career.
“The main thing I wanted to do was learn the language.”
This wasn’t the only thing that occurred while she was abroad, though. She also gained cultural competence “talking to native Spaniards and seeing their perspective and being a part of their culture.”
Fernandez said the professors and classes at MSU helped her realize what she wanted to do after graduating.
“I’ll have two degrees. I’ll be graduating from the Honors College with honors. And, with all of the connections I’ve made at Missouri State, I’m looking forward to what comes next.”