Making the Most of Every Opportunity

Greta's Suffolk Story

“I came to Suffolk to find new opportunities, and that’s exactly what I found.”
Greta Thurston Business Economics/Political Science Major, Class of 2022
Greta's Suffolk Story

I came to Suffolk my freshman year with an open mind, ready to take on every opportunity that came my way. I was not disappointed. 

I’m originally from a very small town in Colorado where the population is only 800 people. Even so, I had a lot of amazing experiences. I showed horses, raced sled dogs, competed in leadership competitions, and was homeschooled during high school. I came to Suffolk to find something completely different than what I was used to.

My freshman year, I joined the Model United Nations (MUN) club and won best delegate at the first national conference I attended. I also found myself serving as the campaign manager for a local candidate and landed an internship in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. By my sophomore year, I was the president of MUN and a Sawyer Business School ambassador, and I had switched my major from marketing to business economics. By my junior year, even though everything switched to online, I started my own company and won the Suffolk Ventures 10K Idea Pitch Competition. As a senior, I have continued to grow my business and work on political campaigns, and was MUN’s treasurer.

I came to Suffolk to find new opportunities, and that’s exactly what I found. Around every corner—no matter what it was I wanted to do—there were opportunities to take advantage of and people to support me. The Suffolk University Center for Entrepreneurship has been an amazing resource as I started my business, and the Economics Department has been an unlimited source of knowledge and learning.

These past years have seemed to fly by. When I reflect on everything I’ve done, though, I can’t believe I was able to do it all in just four years.

My Suffolk story is unique to me, but the amazing thing about Suffolk is that
everyone gets to write their own story. I learned that if I put my time, energy, and passion into something, with a little help from the people around me, anything is possible.

Portrait of Suffolk student Greta in her cap and gown.

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