Isabel Scott knows how important internships can be to her future career as a financial analyst for an international company and is taking advantage of them while studying at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Her first internship as a sophomore with the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union was so successful she eventually worked her way up to assistant manager. “I was able to work on campus and helped to assist students in opening savings, checking and credit accounts. Through the internship I was able to gain a lot of knowledge involving banking systems, which enhanced what I learned in the classroom.”
She subsequently was a materials intern for Volvo Construction Equipment at its headquarters in Shippensburg. Isabel also had a study-abroad experience in Shanghai, China, where, she said, what she already had learned at Shippensburg often surpassed what students from "top-name" universities had experienced. She is also involved in the university annual student-faculty research program.
Isabel, who is the recipient of a PASSHE Board of Governors’ Scholarship and a H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship, is in the Honors Program and is active in numerous student groups including Student Senate and Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. She also is involved in a variety of community service projects including helping with local food pantries and animal shelters, and volunteering at King's Gap State Park.
After graduation, she plans to earn a master’s degree in economics and eventually become a chief financial or chief executive officer of a company. “Although these plans and goals may seem out of reach, I am determined to work hard to achieve them and work to constantly grow as an individual.”