My name is Michael Gambardella. I am currently a senior at Merrimack College in the graduating class of 2012. I am enrolled in the Girard School of Business and International Commerce as a Business Administration major with a concentration in Management. I live in Peabody, Massachusetts, which is only about 20-30 minutes from Merrimack College. Therefore, I commuted to the campus during all 4 years that I have attended Merrimack College. Although I have commuted, I have met and continue to meet great people. Both the faculty and the amazing student body have influenced my life positively.
The atmosphere at Merrimack is great due to the smaller size of the student body. Everyone knows someone and you never feel like a stranger. I have found smaller class sizes to be helpful for facilitating students to create a relationship with the professors as well as peers. More specifically, the professors in Girard School of Business and International Commerce have great influential teaching techniques, which I feel have prepared me for the business world that awaits me after graduation. Merrimack has provided a great number of courses that are current in today’s ever changing business world such as, Management Information Systems, Managing World-Class Operations, and E-business. The business school has also developed my ability to work in teams as well has my presentation skills, which are essential in my future career.
Overall, my experiences at Merrimack College have transformed and helped me grow as a person. The Girard School of Business and International Commerce have given me the necessary skills to be successful as a Manager. Furthermore, I am thankful to my professors for the wealth of knowledge that they have given me. I am also grateful for all their positive feedback and interactions throughout my years here at Merrimack College.