When I first started pursuing my Master’s degree, I didn’t think I’d learn much else that I hadn’t already in my undergraduate Business career. Wrapping up my first series of classes in my second and final year, I am pleasantly surprised with how knowledgeable SIUE has encouraged me to be. In 2008, while willing to learn about politics, I cast a vote for our president based on gut feeling. Now, in 2012, I have a more learned economic and political stance during this presidential election. This is no thanks to the amazing classes I have taken, both at the end of undergrad and in graduate school.

Living in Illinois, I already completed and mailed my absentee ballot for (the great state of) New Jersey. I already knew who I was going to vote for, I just didn’t know exactly why. In my Economics class this semester, I have been pleasantly…

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