Olivia Doucette

BS Economics Finance, Class of 2015

"The professors give us a lot of personal attention."

Hailing from a small town in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, Olivia Doucette was drawn to SNHU by its intimate feel.

“I come from a high school that has 450 kids,” she says. “Here it’s a little bit bigger, so I don’t know everyone, but there are a lot of familiar faces and it’s still a tight-knit community.”

Despite her small-town roots, Doucette has big dreams. Her parents own a property-management and restoration company, and her aspirations are likewise business-focused. She fell in love with a high-school finance class and is an economics/finance major at SNHU.

“I want to partner with my dad and buy failing companies, restructure them and turn around and sell them,” she says.

Aside from her studies, Doucette serves as an SNHU Ambassador, a tutor for other economics/finance majors and an SNHU Reach Peer Educator who counsels fellow students on issues ranging from alcohol and drugs to nutrition and violence prevention. But as she prepares for a career in business, she counts her role as an SNHU tour guide among her most invaluable experiences.

“You learn to deal with different kinds of people, and that’s definitely important no matter what field you go into,” she says.

“I really like the professors, because they’ve all had experience in the fields that they’re teaching, so it can relate to real-world scenarios. They’re always giving you examples and always showing where they’ve applied knowledge in the field. And because it’s a small group of us in the major, the professors give us a lot of personal attention.” -Olivia Doucette