Student Spotlight: Megan Butler

As a student leader, Megan Butler, left, was chosen to visit New York City and tour Wall Street financial institutions earlier this year. She is pictured with her roommate and Bob McCann, CEO of UBS Group Americas, a 1980 Bethany graduate and the trip's sponsor.

Megan Butler says if there's something Bethany students should take advantage of, it's all of the events and opportunities that the College offers.

As a senior, Megan is in the Business and Economics Club, the New Media Club, she's on the track team, and she's also a member of the sorority Phi Mu.

Although she's a Communications major, she gained an interest in economics after taking a Macroeconomics class. "That was probably one of the hardest classes I took in my life," she said. "But it made me think a lot about the economy and everything going in on the world. I feel like Bethany is all about helping you think outside the box."

She recently had the opportunity to go to New York City with 24 other Bethany students, where she toured the New York Stock Exchange and met with Wall Street officials.

This summer, she had another great opportunity when she interned with a communications firm. "I learned a lot about communications and marketing in general. They have a really great list of clients, like Roc Nation Sports and high-profile athletes like Kevin Durant and James Young. We were able to be really involved, and I can definitely see myself doing something like that in the near future."

With only one semester left at Bethany, Megan says college has truly changed who she is as a person.

"I met a lot of wonderful people here, and I have a great relationship with all of my teachers," she said. "I would have to say going to this College in general was the best decision of my life."