James Baker, Business and Management major

Scene at Hood: Take 17

I live in Meyran Hall. I have a sink in my room, and that’s the best thing ever!

“I’m from Washington, D.C. I went to a college fair, and saw a table set up for Hood College. I had never heard of Hood, and asked the representative where Hood was. She said it was in Frederick, Md., and I said, ‘Where is Frederick?’

“The Hood College admissions person was very nice. I thought, ‘OK, I will try this out.’ My mother and I visited the campus. She kept saying, ‘This is so n-i-i-i-ce! It’s just s-o-o n-i-i-i-i-c-e!’

“At the time, the other schools I was looking at didn’t have swim teams, and Hood did, so that capped it!

“I came here as a psychology major, but after three classes, I knew that wasn’t going to work for me. I looked at myself and thought about what I can do best. Business and management really touch on my skills. I found out about a lot of internship possibilities for jobs that I didn’t even know existed. Things have skyrocketed from there.

“I plan on going to graduate school and concentrating on urban development, but I’m staying at Hood for an extra semester to study abroad.

~James Baker ’15, business and management major