Name: Becky Andrews
Hometown: Munster, IN
Company: GE, GE Financial Management Program
School: Indiana University
Major: Mathematics & Economics, B.A.
Hobbies: Photography, running, boxing
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: Commonwealth Care Alliance
Organization Title: Clinical Operations Fellow
Role: Placed in a dual Project Analyst and Project Manager Role, Becky is responsible for the management and analytic support of several small to large-scale projects. These roles entail facilitating meetings, analyzing CCA's model development and employee productivity, putting together agendas and presentations, and optimizing the relationships between CCA and its stragteic partners.
I want to be a service fellow because I believe I can have an impact on the community and I think ServiceCorps can help guide me towards achieving this goal. Not only do I hope to use my abilities in mathematics and economics to achieve my personal goals of leadership in GE, but also to use them to create a drive within myself to help my community. Each community has different ways to provide service, which is why I am open to support in any way. Similarly, I desire to be a ServiceCorps fellow because it will allow me to make connections to a nonprofit for a lifetime and first-handedly link me to the community. I would be a good candidate for the fellowship position because I am passionate about helping others and truly desire to be more involved in my community.
Hi, my name is Becky Andrews and I am a senior at Indiana University. Go Hoosiers! Both my dad and my sister went to IU, and so I decided I wanted to follow in their footsteps and continue the tradition. While at IU I am majoring in Mathematics and Economics with a certificate in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. The reason I chose these disciplines is because I enjoy seeing both the numbers and the creative side of businesses; I also believe that they open up doors to endless opportunities in the workforce.
I am receiving my Certificate in Business Management through the Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP). LAMP is a selective interdisciplinary certificate program that supplements the strengths of a liberal arts discipline with the practical skills of business management. During my time as a member of this program, I have worked on the Marketing Team to promote LAMP and encourage more applications to the program. Through LAMP I received an internship opportunity working with Timmy Global Health a nonprofit that provides healthcare in developing countries. Another club that is only available to LAMP members is the Virtu project. In the Virtu project I was able to learn various aspects of stock trading. I have also had the opportunity to work alongside other students with diverse majors on case studies and group projects. On these collaborative assignments, I have learned how to examine current issues in the global business climate from multiple perspectives and to think outside the box.
While at IU one of my favorite activities is being a Teacher’s Assistant for beginners Economic classes. One of the responsibilities of a TA I enjoy most is holding extra credit sessions outside of the regular class time. I really enjoy this because I get to work firsthand with the students. Additionally, I have created games for the students that I believe get them more involved and interested in Economics. I also enjoy when my students come to me for advice related to future classes and other career opportunities.
I have accepted a position with General Electric after graduation in the financial management program, and was ecstatic when I was offered a chance to take a service year beforehand. One of the reasons I chose to do a service year is because I want to have a bigger impact on the community. I not only want to use my skills in mathematics and economics in achieving personal goals in my career, but also to help my community. Another reason I am excited about the opportunity to take a service year is my past experience with Timmy Global Health really allowed me to see firsthand how nonprofits can impacts others.
On my free time I enjoy playing volleyball, running, boxing, and photography. I also enjoy traveling which inspired me to study abroad. I had the amazing opportunity to study in London and during that time traveled to 12 other countries. Going abroad allowed me to see so many diverse cultures and has also inspired a very long list of other places I aspire to visit. One of my favorite parts of learning about the different cultures was trying all the different foods. Through my experiences I have learned the importance of giving back as well as valuing every opportunity given to me. I enjoy new challenges, experiences, places, and most of all new people.