Gabby Speaks on BOP...
BS Management, 2013
Concentrations: Analytical Consulting & Finance
BOP Summer Program Participant: 2009
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Which scholarships have you received through the Business Opportunity Program?
- Dr. Cornell A. Bell Director's Award Scholarship
- Abbott Labs BOP Scholarship
- Sears Holdings BOP Scholarship
How have the scholarships helped you?
“I'm from Puerto Rico, thus, financing my education has been a challenge from the very beginning. Yet with the help of the scholarships I have been offered, I've been able to focus on my studies more, as I know there are people willing to help me and my peers succeed through financial support.”
What are your plans for the upcoming summer?
“I accepted an offer to intern with Sears Holdings Corporation in Chicago, IL."
Would you be at Purdue without BOP?
“Definitely not. BOP not only offered me financial help, but also a network of people that have become like a family here at Purdue.”
Where do you think you
would be professionally without BOP?
"It's hard to say, but there is no way I would have had the opportunity to grow professionally so fast and in a short period of time. BOP helped me to be ready for college, but also to be ready for the real world. I don't think I would have all this knowledge if I had gone to a different business school and not participate in BOP."
If you had the
opportunity to say something to the donors of your scholarship,
what would you say?
"Thank you for supporting students at Purdue University. Your generosity truly makes a difference.”