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Isabel Scott

West Chester, Pa.
Finance and Management

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I was able to demonstrate my skills that I have learned at Shippensburg University in the classrooms there and often surpassed those from top name schools.
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.”

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The Borough of Shippensburg, dating from 1730, is the oldest community in the Cumberland Valley, and the second oldest west of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. It is named after Edward Shippen, a prominent Lancaster resident who obtained the patent to the land from the heirs of William Penn. The borough is located in two counties: Franklin and Cumberland. It has been recognized in a national book as the 27th best small town in the U.S. Its population is approximately 5,500 and its location in Southcentral Pennsylvania provides easy access to major East Coast cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. Its annual Corn Festival attracts more than 40,000 visitors each year.


Shippensburg University has 7,724 students, of which 6,712 are undergraduates and 1,012 are graduate students. While more than 90 percent of students are from Pennsylvania, the university has attracted students from 15 nations and 20 states. Of the university’s full-time faculty, nearly 90 percent have terminal degrees in their respective fields. All classes are taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants. The student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1 allows for a personalized education in the university's 75 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs.

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Shippensburg University has a long tradition of student-faculty research that allows outstanding faculty to share their knowledge and wisdom with students as part of their collaborative studies. At the 2010 Celebration of Student Research Conference, nearly 400 of our students highlighted their wide-ranging research projects during this annual event. They were aided by 82 faculty members who served as their project sponsors or mentors.
The university also understands the importance of national accreditation of its various programs, including teacher education, counseling, social work, computer science, and business, with work progressing on earning accreditations in other programs including communication/journalism. The John L. Grove College of Business was ranked as one of the best business programs in the U.S. in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” 2011 ratings.



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