23,000 students apply to James Madison University each year.
4,000 students are accepted.
600 of those students are admitted into the College of Business.
Another 90 of those Business students will graduate with a CIS degree.
100 of those students will graduate with a degree in Finance.
Only 1 will graduate with both degrees.
And with a dual degree in Finance and CIS, I can make a difference for your business.
I will help make your business the only business in its field.
CIS Program ranked 9th
nationally among information
systems programs in 2012.
25 million active Boys Scouts in the world.
6 million active Boy Scouts in the United States
Only 5% of them become Eagle Scouts.
Character. Citizenship. Leadership. That is what an Eagle Scout represents.
And that is what I am.
Being an Eagle Scout is not an award. It is an achievement.
My name is Travis Lawrence. I am a Junior at James Madison University pursuing a dual major in Computer Information Systems and Finance. This is who I am.
Challenge. I like challenges. I had a challenge a few years ago. Which was bringing an all inclusive platform that included CMS, eCommerce, CRM, Email Marketing, and Analytics to small businesses in Richmond, Virginia. I saw the problem, owned it, and succeeded. Cybergate Solutions was the name of the business. I helped small businesses achieve online success, and in doing so, earned their kind words and trust. Click here for more information.
Integrity. This quality is integral to moral veracity and professional ethics. It is a quality that is both learned and earned. Through the efforts of becoming an Eagle Scout, I had to trust others and myself, meet challenges and be reliable. This quality helped me earn the trust of my clients at Cybergate Solutions. Through Eagle Scouts and professional work, I have learned that integrity makes the person, and the person -- as part of a team -- makes the business the best it can be.
Enthusiasm. Many things spark my interests, but what I like most is having a problem and finding the solution. As a Kijjji Staff Leader, the primary problem was how to transform a service-oriented group to a social change campaign. I took on the daunting task with passion and enthusiasm. Now, everyone is excited about implementing social change as opposed to simply conducting service work in his or her community. Problem-solving matters, whether it is in personal life or professional work. I seek a dual major in Finance and CIS. These degrees provide me the tools to solve problems from various angles. These degrees equip me with the tools necessary to find any problem in a business and create an innovative, meaningful solution.