Andile Dube, class of 2007, graduated from EMU with a degree in business administration and minors in communication and information systems. He now works for Common Cents, an educational non-profit organization in New York City. He is also a graduate student in media studies.
On life after college
Even more important than giving me a good academic foundation and good technical skills, the visual and communication arts (VACA) professors prepared me to use my gifts in practical and meaningful ways.
On growing and learning at EMU
The environment at EMU was essential to my development as a person engaged in living mindfully and interacting in meaningful ways with the world around me. I had so many opportunities to participate in shared learning moments with wonderful professors like Jerry Holsopple! Their teaching philosophy is to connect with students through sacred conversations and academic inquiry, recognizing we all have so much to learn from each other through shared experiences.
On real-life experience while still in school
During my studies I worked as a business manager at Common Grounds, the student-run coffeehouse, and learned so much about the real practices of business and the day-t0-day matters managers must handle. Real-life experience like that is invaluable.
- Study art, communication, photography, journalism, and more in EMU’s visual and communication arts (VACA) program