A Day in the Life of Adam Pitkin: A Business Administration Major
Posted by Recent Graduate Bridget Kunz '15 on March 23, 2016
Binghamton University's School of Management (SOM) is one of the most competitive professional schools to gain admission, and for good reason. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked SOM 23rd among public undergraduate business schools and 54th nationwide in 2014. Adam Pitkin is a busy student who takes advantages of the many opportunities SOM has to offer. Take a look at what life is like for this go-getting student.
Hometown: Albany, N.Y.
Home at Binghamton: College-in-the-Woods, Cayuga Hall
Major: Business administration with a concentration in supply chain management
How did you choose your major?
"I gravitated towards business for the teamwork and competition aspects. In high school I was perpetually scared of picking one thing to do for the rest of my life, and I feel like business offers flexibility."
What clubs or organizations are you involved in?
"I’m the vice president of marketing for the Binghamton Consulting Group. You can follow us on Twitter @BCG_Binghamton. Our goal is to help students on campus gain a holistic, real-world understanding of management and strategy consulting."
Do you have any jobs or internships?
"I’m a resident assistant in College-in-the-Woods. In terms of internships, this past summer I interned at a distribution center for Price Chopper supermarkets, near my home. It was a supply chain management internship, and I enjoyed it so much I’m probably going back during winter break."
What are your thoughts about your experiences at Binghamton so far?
"Well, I actually transferred from another school, so I can speak to different college experiences well. Here at Binghamton, huge opportunities are available to you that aren’t at other schools. Right away I got involved in the xTax Challenge. Taking advantage of those kinds of opportunities has been great for professional development. The School of Management helps students get a leg up in resume building and has contacts that I feel are superior to other schools in the state."
What is your favorite place to study on campus?
"My room -- I’m not a library person. I can close my door and have no interruptions without having to lug all my stuff somewhere. Sometimes I’ll venture to the study lounge in my dorm building."
Where is your favorite place to get food?
"Definitely Appalachian Dining Hall up in Mountainview because I love the pasta station. In the MarketPlace, Pandini’s is my go-to."
What do you like to do for fun?
"I like to go work out at the East Gym. I’ll play sports like basketball, flag football or soccer. Not so much here in Binghamton, but at home I love to play the drums."
What does a typical day of the week look like for you?
8:40 a.m. - "My alarm goes off and I get up and ready for the day."
9:30 a.m. - "I walk to Hinman to get breakfast, before heading to class."
10:05 a.m. - "I have Management 311 in Academic A."
11:40 a.m. - "I head to World Literature right afterwards. It’s my last GenEd!"
1:15 p.m. - "Lunch at CIW Dining Hall. I meet with friends and hang out until my next class."
2:50 p.m. - "I have Marketing 311."
4:30 p.m. - "After class, I’ll go to the gym to work out."
6:30 p.m. - "I’ll either shower first and get dinner in CIW, or eat then shower. Sometimes I'll spring for the MarketPlace."
Evening - "At night I’ll try to do some homework or laundry, if I need to. I’ll often hang out and watch sports with friends. Depending on the day, I might have a one-hour video conference call with my club."
12:30 a.m. - "I’ll try to go to bed by this time, maybe later if I have more work."
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Bridget Kunz graduated from Binghamton University in 2015.
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