"You're not one in a million. Your professors know you by name."
As a high-school senior on Long Island, Erica Solomon had her mind set on studying business at a state university in New York. That is until her father cajoled her into attending a college fair, where she met an SNHU representative who introduced her to the 3Year Honors Program in Business.
Intrigued, Solomon investigated the program, visited campus and decided to enroll. “It’s a really intimate setting,” she says. “You’re not one in a million. Your professors know you by name. That reassured me that this is probably the place I want to go.”
Solomon capped her 3Year Honors Program experience by working on a consulting project for a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of gear for firefighters and first responders, conducting market research and offering recommendations to the company’s owners. Upon completing the program, she elected to spend a fourth year at SNHU, enrolling in the university’s M.B.A program with a concentration in marketing.
“I had the option to take graduate-level courses as an undergrad,” she says. “Those courses not only contributed to my undergrad degree, but my graduate degree as well.”
A four-year member of the SNHU women’s volleyball team, of which she was a two-year captain, Solomon served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and helped organize a student-athlete fund-raising ball for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And while completing her M.B.A. studies, she is working as a marketing intern for a New Hampshire producer of allergen-free baked desserts.
“There’s a whole world of opportunity out there that I’m waiting to explore,” she says.