"As a 25-year-old, I have expired my NCAA eligibility which has left me with few options to continue ski racing. GroundSwell reached out to me with a well-organized and compelling opportunity that I could not pass up. . . . "
"After graduating from UVM in the spring of 2014 I have only been skiing with my national team. I felt it was time to combine skiing with some education . . . for me it’s challenging to do something besides skiing, since my time is limited with training and traveling. The GroundSwell institute is a great fit because it is flexible while giving hands on experiences."
Why are you attending GroundSwell Institute:
I want to increase my skills so that I am well versed in many different areas of business instead of just very good at one aspect. Groundswell allows me to improve my business skills and apply them to real world opportunities.
I’ve always been interested in Business but Dartmouth didn’t offer Undergraduate Business courses. I looked at getting a Business degree at MSU but decided it would require too many low-level, pre-requisites before I could take the classes I was interested in, plus 4 years of my time before I graduated. Even after graduation, there was no guarantee that I would be able to start my own business or work with a business at the level I’m looking for. Groundswell solved these problems in an easy to attend/accomplish format.
"There are some missing links in my education when it comes to business. I was an economics and government major and I did well, but I have no understanding of how to evaluate, organize, and manage a business . . . that being coupled with a shoe string budget ski racing’s mentality, I didn’t want to spend heaps of money and two years of my life pinned down in one place for grad school."
"I wanted to continue ski racing while doing something that was helping me develop a skill set for when I was done ski racing. I wanted something that stimulated my mind so I wasn’t strictly focused on Ski racing 24 hours a day . . . GroundSwell enables me to have skiing be my main focus, compete at the level I want to compete at, and have a unique learning experience that will prepare me for retirement and entering the workforce."