A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life Of:
Name: Ember Mulcahy
Hometown: Marin County, California
Studies: Major in International Management; minor in Communications and Media Studies
FUS Dorm Residence: New A
Interests: Hiking; running; water sports; cooking; eating (mostly cheese and chocolate); and traveling
The goal of this post is to show you all what an average day in my life at FUS looks like. Franklin is an extremely unique campus, and it’s difficult to explain everything that goes on here, so I figured it would be easier to show you…
Friday February 16th, 2018
I started off my day with a run around the Laghetto di Muzzano, a small lake located directly behind my Franklin campus. Franklin students spend a few days per academic year volunteering with the Swiss environmental protection agency Pro Natura to keep this lake clean and beautiful. Before coming to Franklin, I was not much of a runner, but it's too beautiful in Lugano to not hit the trails. There is no need to drive to a trailhead, you simply step outside the door and are immediately met with amazing views of mountains and lakes.
|The North Campus Dining Hall|
After lunch, I headed into North Campus for my final class of the day: Country Risk Assessment with Professor Rocourt. As a major in International Management, I have had the opportunity to take a wide array of Business classes ranging from quantitative courses (e.g. Statistics and Management Science) to more theoretical courses (e.g. Strategic Management Theory and Marketing). I am taking this particular class to fulfill my final upper-level Business elective requirement before graduation. We are currently learning about a variety of methodologies used to assess country financial and political risk from the perspective of external investors.
|BUS 415W: Country Risk Assessment|
Below you can see my first views of the beautiful weekend ahead! The view from North Campus is stunning, especially when the skies are clear and the sun is shining.
|Views from FUS's North Campus|
After departing my final class I headed down the hill to meet my friends at the Lugano train station to take a train to Milan, where we had plans to spend the weekend. The train ride to Milan only takes an hour, and can be as cheap as 13 Swiss Francs. My friends and I rented an Airbnb in Milan for the weekend to enjoy the sites, shopping, and amazing food that the fashion capital has to offer. Planning a trip - no matter how near or far - is one of the most exciting things a person can do! If you need any help planning your next trip, just ask a Franklin student - they can probably find you better deals than any travel agent.
|The hectic Milano Centrale train station|
|Airbnb in Milan|
I hope that you've enjoyed spending the day with me, and that you have gotten a little insight into what life is like as a Franklin student. If you have any questions about all things Franklin, feel free to comment below!
Grazie & a presto,
Grazie & a presto,