Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight - Erin Connery

By Erin Connery
Spotlight
May 14, 2020

1)   What have you learned about yourself since the COVID-19 closures?

Erin Connery
Erin Connery

Since the COVID-19 closures, I have learned that I am resilient. While I am disappointed that my senior year was cut short, I find satisfaction in knowing that I am helping others by staying home and practicing social distancing.

2)   What has been your biggest disappointment/hardship since schools have been closed for the remainder of the academic year?

The biggest disappointment that I have had in regard to schools being closed for the remainder of the academic year is that we are unable to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 in the traditional way.

3)   What are your plans for the fall?

I plan to study finance and accounting in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in the fall.

4)   How have your plans changed, if at all?

My plans have not changed, but during the college decision process, I considered proximity to home given the current situation.

5)   What is your passion?

I have a passion for solving puzzles. Whether they’re jigsaw or crossword, you cannot beat the feeling when everything finally fits together. In high school, my passion for solving puzzles has morphed into a passion for business through my participation in the Fashion Marketing Program at Langley. Real world business simulations and case studies have challenged me to view the topic of business through many different perspectives. 

6)   Have you discovered a new passion in light of social distancing?

During social distancing, I have discovered that I like to crochet. I am currently making a blanket for my dorm room next year.

7)   What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to embody the core Jesuit values of Georgetown University in a future business career.

8)   Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?

No.

9) What are you most proud of about your school experience/best memory?

I am most proud of my participation in the supplementary Marketing Internship Program which has given me the ability to experience how small businesses operate through over 1,500 hours of work credit.