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Anne Hopkins
More Than I Imagined Seniors reflect on accomplishments and look ahead

Anne Hopkins

Graduation year: 2017

Majors: Business administration (finance and management)

Minor: Accounting

Activities: Varsity lacrosse, Delta Chi Theta sorority, Mortar Board Honor Society

Internships: I was a part-time student at John Deere in the accounting/finance department for two years. The following summer I interned at Morgan Stanley in Chicago, in the investment management sector. This past winter, I completed an internship at Deloitte in audit.

Post-grad plans: I will start full-time at Northern Trust in internal audit.

Why Augustana?

I chose Augustana for many reasons. I was first recruited for lacrosse, but when I came to campus, I fell in love with the school and the people. I really felt at home here and knew I wouldn’t just be another number in a classroom. The relationships the professors have with their students stood out to me. Augustana had everything I wanted and more in a college.

Are you where you thought you’d be when you first came to campus?

I definitely did not think I would be where I am today. I always knew I wanted to be in the business world, but did not know the exact direction I wanted to go. I am lucky to have professors who challenged me and helped me succeed in and outside of the classroom. With the help of my advisors and professors, I am very happy with where I am today.

Who helped you get to where you are now?

My professors, coaches, co-workers, family and friends have all made me the person I am today. Without all of their help these past four years, I would not be where I am today. They have all pushed me to challenge myself and go outside of my comfort zone.

A peak experience?

In the past four years, there have been many peak experiences. One experience that stands out to me the most would have to be my freshman year when my lacrosse team went to the NCAA tournament. This was an amazing experience to be a part of as I got to see all the hard work pay off and be able to compete in the Sweet 16.

What surprised you?

Through lacrosse, school, internships and more, I have learned a lot about myself. I have learned that if you want something you need work for it and it won’t be easy. All the hard work and dedication will pay off. I know how rewarding it is to challenge yourself and succeed.

How did you use Augie Choice?

I used Augie Choice for our lacrosse trip to Portugal and Spain.

What will you miss the most?

I will definitely miss the people here at Augie. I have formed great relationships with my professors, coaches and friends who I will always remember. I will cherish these relationships and will always stay in contact.

Advice for the Class of 2021?

Do not be afraid to try something new and do something different than your friends. There is a lot to get involved in at Augie, and there is something for everyone. Challenge yourself and enjoy every minute because it flies by!

“I have really enjoyed working with Anne these past few years. She brings incredible enthusiasm to everything she does. Anne has been a star on the women’s lacrosse team and a star in her role as a student worker at Deere & Company and as an intern at Deloitte. These terrific experiences will serve her well as she transitions to a highly successful career in business.”

– Dr. John Delaney, chair and professor, accounting

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