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Laurel Christine Galecki

Laurel Christine Galecki

School of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance major, Music Business and Entertainment Industries minor, Class of 2017

Where are you from?

I am from Michigan and am Caucasian.

Are you a scholarship recipient?

Yes, I am recipient of the President’s Scholarship, Gables Scholarship, Joyce Galya Endowed Scholarship, and Dow Chemical Co. Endowed Scholarship

Explain why you chose the University of Miami as the preferred school for you to attend.

I came to the University of Miami unsure of what I wanted to study, but I knew that with the wide variety of programs I could find a good fit. I also received generous scholarships that made me feel secure in pursuing an education at UM.

Describe your fondest memory or experience as a student.

My fondest memory as a student is attending my first University of Miami football game. The school year had just begun and I was very excited to see the student body together at the stadium. It was during the game that I really experienced Miami students’ strong pride for the school.

What do you want your legacy to be as a Miami Hurricane?

want to leave a legacy of involvement and achievement as a Miami Hurricane. I hope I can help expand organizations and clubs that I enjoy so that students in the future may also enjoy them.

Why is it important for alumni to give back to the University of Miami?

It is important to give back because scholarships can make all the difference when it comes to attending your dream school. Everyone that works hard enough to be accepted to UM deserves to attend, so I hope that in the future I can provide others with scholarships as helpful to them as mine are to me.

Who or what is your favorite professor or course?

I enjoyed taking Multinational Recorded Music Industry (MMI173) because it was specific to my interests and I had never taken a similar class before.

What are you career aspirations or where will you be working once you graduate?

I aspire to work on the business side of the music industry and to work on profitability issues currently affecting the industry.