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Hometown: Fryeburg, ME
Major: Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
Class of 2017

Zach Frank ’17


What is your major and intended career path?
I am currently a Business Administration – Entrepreneurship major. I do not have a specific career path in mind; however, I do know I want to break into the custom woodworking field and start my own business.

What factors helped you choose Southern Vermont College?
I chose Southern Vermont College because it is a small and personal atmosphere. Vermont is a beautiful place and not too far from my hometown. The mansion also had me hooked!

How would you describe your academic experience?
My academic experience has been successful and meaningful. You’re not another face in the crowd or a number. The professors are passionate about learning and what they teach.

Can you share a memorable experience?
The first basketball game I ever attended was the season opener and it was at Williams College. You don’t realize how intense a game can be until you see it first hand. We ended up winning, and a lot of our school members rushed the court!

Are there any notable accomplishments that you would like to share?

In 2016, I received an award for earning the highest GPA in the Business Administration – Entrepreneurship major. Also, I was able to use my craftsmanship and building skills in order to build a fence for the “SVC Food Garden.” By doing this, I helped the school save a significant amount of money and was able to gain experience by contributing.

Do you feel your internship guided you in the right direction for your profession?
I feel it did, because we had to use budgeting techniques. Even though we knew we had specific money, we were always conscious of what we were spending. It was nice working on a much bigger scale of budgeting than what I am used to.

What advice would you give to prospective students looking to attend Southern Vermont College?
If you want a place where it feels like you’re doing more than getting an education, this is the place for you. It is easy to get involved on campus, so I highly encourage you to engage in campus activities. By taking yourself out of your comfort zone like I did, you are able to make a memorable experience.

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