Visit the Places You’re Researching.
Michael Marciante ’13
My family owns several small businesses, so I was looking for a program that would help me take a leadership role. I’ve learned practical skills and business practices in everything from marketing to accounting that I bring to work and share with my family. My older brothers both graduated from Arcadia, and we find ourselves talking about certain lessons or professors from time to time.
Another thing that is appealing about Arcadia is the international experiences. Professors Tom Brinker and Wayne Morra, along with my brother Robert, encouraged me to take an interdisciplinary course that looks at the history and economic development of Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean. As part of the course, we visited the country for nine days. When we got back to campus, I wrote an analysis of the country’s energy sector, including its sustainable resources. The field study on the island helped me get a feel for the place and the people. When you’re in college, you write so many papers, but when you visit a place, you get more invested in the research. It becomes something you care about, not just a requirement.
Watch Michael discuss his research with Dr. Wayne Morra, Associate Professor of Economics.