Name: Kristen Unangst
Graduation Year: 2018
Major(s)/Minor(s): Finance and Supply Chain Management; minor in Global Political Economy
Hometown: Lansdale, Pennsylvania
As a senior in high school, Kristen Unangst ’18 knew that she wanted to study business, but also wanted to have the option of exploring other subjects as well. She decided to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management because of the school’s vast offerings. After arriving and taking her core classes, Unangst was able to pinpoint her passions and settled into a double major in finance and supply chain management.
“Whitman has been a home to me from the minute I stepped on campus and I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many motivated and enthusiastic peers here,” said Unangst. “Being able to go to school with my best friends in the world has been such a fantastic part of my Syracuse career.”
Last semester, Unangst studied abroad in Hong Kong and interned at TransPerfect, a global translation company. In addition to assisting the office staff, she also created certificates of translation, managed projects and contacted linguists. Unangst’s experience abroad has sparked her interest in possibly pursuing a career abroad in the future. Unangst previously interned at First Niagara Bank as a bank teller.
Unangst is also active in a variety of organizations across Syracuse University. Besides being a member of Enactus, she also serves as a Whitman Ambassador, helping to educate prospective students. Outside of Whitman, she is a Lead Team member of University 100 and is part of the executive board for Traditions Commission. Additionally, she is an active participant of Young Scholars and Real Girls, both community service organizations on campus. Unangst has also served several roles in Phi Sigma Pi, an honors fraternity.
To Unangst, her professors have without a doubt been the most beneficial part of her education thus far.
“Scheduling my classes for this coming semester was so much fun because I am able to take classes with professors that I have known for years and absolutely adore,” said Unangst.
This summer, Unangst is going to be a finance and accounting intern at Eaton, a power management company. For now, she is happy to enjoy the rest of her time at Syracuse University with her friends and Whitman family.