Name: David O’Dell
Major: Information Systems
Class Year: 2023
Hometown: Magnolia, Arkansas
Please tell us about your future plans once you graduate from Southern Arkansas University.
As of now I’m not entirely sure as to what I am planning on doing when I graduate, but I am looking to take an internship in the IT field.
How are your experiences in the Rankin College of Business preparing you for your professional career?
So far, my experiences in the RCB have taught me to speak to people in a more professional standard and come out of my shell more. Being a part of the Business Student Advisory Council, along with talking to the professors and the other IS students have allowed me to speak to more people in a more professional manner and to start talking more in general.
What specific courses have been your favorite, and why?
My favorite courses so far have been Business Information Systems and Managing Information Systems. Both of these courses have been my favorite, which helps me to know for sure that I am studying in the right field.
Do you have any favorite memories with Rankin College of Business faculty or fellow students?
One of my favorite memories so far was my RCB induction with one of my longtime friends who is also an RCB student.
What advice would you offer to a new student beginning their course of study at the Rankin College of Business?
One piece of advice that I would give to any new student is to get to know your professors. They will be the ones that will be there to help you through college and beyond.