Kevin Ludemann ’18 says that at Bryant “we are encouraged to discover our passion and follow it.” In his case, two passions.
“I always loved taking Spanish classes throughout high school, but I also had an interest in studying business,” he says. Bryant’s interdisciplinary education made the University the “perfect choice." Taking courses in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as in the College of Business "gives you a broad range of skills and prepares you to excel in a variety of situations," he says. As a Spanish and Human Resource Management double major, "I am getting the most out of my education and engaging both sides of my brain.”
Ludemann, who after graduation will join Liberty Mutual full-time as a Human Resources Development Program Associate, is dedicated to advancing a diverse worldview.
“We need to not just tolerate different cultures. We need to actively accept them. By studying a foreign language and culture, I am actively serving as a catalyst for change in our society.”
Ludemann intended only to minor in Spanish. Then he met Professor of Modern Languages Heather Moon, Ph.D.
“Her love for teaching came through and inspired me” to pursue Spanish as a second major. “She was so excited about the material that I began to feel the same way.”
Leadership development is also part of Ludemann’s Bryant experience. His resume includes serving as president of the Bryant University Spanish and Culture Organization, orientation leader, a student ambassador, an admission fellow, and a resident assistant.
President, Bryant University Spanish and Culture Organization
• Promote cultural awareness through meetings that enhance students’ Spanish-speaking skills
Addressed undergraduate students’ needs and encourage involvement
Shared information about Bryant to prospective students through campus tours and meetings
Sophomore International Experience
• Traveled to Chile and Argentina to gain a better understanding of cultural and business practices
Talent acquisition intern, Liberty Mutual
• Gained comprehensive experience regarding the full recruiting cycle
Dean’s Advisory Council
• Represent the Modern Language Department at monthly meetings with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and department chairs
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