“It is most important to be resourceful and adaptable, which is what mixing a liberal arts and business education does,” she says. “Because of LAMP, I feel confident I'll be able to not only interact in many different job spheres, but also adapt to their differing demands.”
Shoemaker’s status as a Direct Admit Scholar also introduced her to Global Student Seven (GS7), an undergraduate and graduate student advisory board to Dean Lee Feinstein aimed at improving student experiences in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
GS7 works with Dean Feinstein to make changes big and small, from providing students with a printer in the HLS building to updating class offerings based on student surveys.
“We are the link between the students’ wants and the administration’s action,” Shoemaker says.
Next semester, she plans to pursue her interests in project management and refugee studies by studying abroad in Germany.
“I went to Germany and saw the refugee crisis there in 2015, and so, I’d like to do some kind of humanitarian aid work there, and hopefully use my German,” she says.
Throughout her IU experience so far, Shoemaker has found value in the connections she’s made with other students in the College.
“I think my favorite thing is how many people there are, how diversified their interests are, and what you can learn outside the classroom just talking to your peers. I really value that,” she says.