The international business major here at Auburn offers so many opportunities for those students who choose that path. You are able to major in a broad category and also concentrate on smaller aspects as well. For example, Sylvia McCallum is majoring in international business with a concentration in marketing and German. She has been able to really take advantage of all the opportunities this major has presented to her.
McCallum was lucky enough to travel abroad to Dublin, Ireland this summer for two months. While she was there she interned with the Sandymount Hotel. She worked with the hotel’s marketing department to promote, market and advertise the hotel.
“Working at the Sandymount was such a great experience,” said McCallum. “I got a real taste of international business.”
While spending two months abroad, she also visited London. “I absolutely loved London and I definitely want to go back there someday,” said McCallum.
The intern abroad program is offered every summer through the College of Business. For students who are not business majors, there are several other programs offered through other departments such as the College of Human Sciences and the foreign language department.
In addition to this amazing opportunity, McCallum works hard and is well-known in the business school. She is the former vice president of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity and is still an active member today. Delta Sigma Pi’s purpose is to promote academics, encourage social activity, affiliate business students with the commercial world and to provide opportunities for fraternity members.
McCallum was born in Regensburg, Germany and her family moved to the United States when she was very young. Since moving to the United States, she has lived in Virginia, Texas, Kansas, Georgia and Alabama.
“I think that moving around so much while growing up really helped me build character and shape my leadership abilities,” said McCallum.
McCallum graduated from Bob Jones High School in Madison, Ala. in 2008. She began her freshman year at Auburn University that fall.
McCallum has big plans in her future. She will be graduating in May 2012 and hopes to start working in Dallas, Texas or in Washington D.C. Eventually, she would like to own her own marketing firm that works with international clients. Also, she has a goal to live and work in Germany at some point.