“My experience at Booth UC was one that I would not trade for the world,” states Emma McNeilly (BBA/17). “My studies benefited me personally as well as academically, especially the courses dealing with finances and budgeting.”
Emma studied Business Administration and currently works for a property management company. “My degree has helped me immeasurably,” she says. In fact, she parlayed her degree into a series of promotions and has moved up in the company to the point where she handles leasing
Emma’s father is also a property manager, so the business was not
unfamiliar to her, but it was her Booth UC experience that has stood her in good stead, especially her minor in religion.
“Our workplace and clientele consist of people of many faiths,” she says, “and one of the classes I took was World Religions. Being able to see why certain things are done through the lens of faith helps me do my job better.”
Emma’s own faith was nurtured at Booth UC and has matured with the passage of time. She is very involved in her church and leads worship on Sunday. She also helps co-run various church groups.
“I’ve grown in finding out who I am,” she says. “I’ve discovered I find joy in teaching, and that helps me to connect with God.”
“I’ve been able to spread my knowledge and faith throughout the
communities that have come after Booth UC.”