"The students in the program are just so driven."
After being admitted to several top undergraduate business schools in 2010, Kyle Coumas elected to enroll in SNHU’s 3Year Honors Program in Business.
With his undergraduate experience now complete, the Hudson, N.H., resident doesn’t have a single regret. Taking most courses in cohort with fellow program participants spurred Coumas to excel. “The students in the program are just so driven,” he says. “You’re constantly surrounded by competition and other students pushing you to be better.”
While immersing himself in real-world business case studies, Coumas also engaged beyond the classroom. The president of SNHU’s Student Ambassadors during his last undergraduate year, he was one of four ambassadors selected to accompany SNHU President Paul LeBlanc to the Halki Summit, a forum on global environmental responsibility and sustainability held in June 2012 on an island near Istanbul, Turkey. While meeting notable environmental advocates such as anthropologist Jane Goodall and Gary Hirshberg, chairman of organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm, Coumas emerged with a heightened interest in putting his business skills to work in the environmental field.
Through a sales-and-marketing internship with Turn Cycle Solutions, a general contractor in Nashua, N.H., specializing in eco-friendly construction, Coumas cultivated an opportunity to work part-time for the firm upon graduation while pursuing an M.B.A. full time at SNHU. “I’m going for an M.B.A. in finance with a certificate in IT,” he says. “Those are two top-line skills that employers look for. My thinking is that a degree in those areas and experience in sales and marketing will make me pretty well-rounded.”