Andrea Seager is graduating with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science for her hard work with her thesis titled “Business Beyond the Boardroom: Nonmarket Strategy and the Interactions of Business Organizations, Policy, and Governance.” Andrea is from Kaysville, Utah and will be starting full-time as a Business Analyst at Cicero Group, a local business consulting firm, after graduation. Congratulations Andrea, and welcome to your alumni network! Read on to learn more about Andrea’s thesis and her answers to our questions about her Eccles Experience.

Tell us something about your thesis – your research, your findings, or what you learned:

My thesis explores the field of nonmarket strategy and how business organizations utilize strategies and tactics firms can utilize to influence the social and political spheres.

What was your most memorable experience as an Eccles student?

As an Eccles Student, my most memorable experience has been the opportunity to apply my learning outside of the classroom through travel, case competitions, and real client work. Through these experiences, I have not only enhanced my skillset but met and developed relationships with the most amazing people.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, acknowledge or shout out?

I want to give my sincerest thanks to Bonita Austin. Not only was she my thesis mentor, but she also mentored me as a Goff Fellow. Having the opportunity to learn from her was one of the most valuable experiences of my undergraduate career.