Lauren Hough
Economics and Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Lake Orion, Michigan

What are you doing post-graduation?
I am moving to Georgia and growing my wedding photography business while I study for the LSAT. I am also in the process of deciding on a full-time corporate position.

How did Butler support you in finding this job?
Working with The Collegian helped me grow my photography skills and my entrepreneurship courses instilled a sense of confidence that allowed me to invest in myself. The Lacy School of Business Career Mentorship Program helped me feel comfortable during the job search process as well.

How did Butler prepare you for this next chapter in your life?
My courses taught me how to use empathy and thought diversity to problem solve more effectively. I feel I will make a valuable member to any team because I have learned to appreciate and harness the strengths of others. 

What are your long-term career goals?
I plan to work for a couple of years before attending law school. Ultimately, I would like to practice entrepreneurial law and help small businesses get off the ground.

What are you going to miss most about your time at Butler?
The people and professors. People genuinely care about you here.

What advice would you give a first-year student as you reflect on your time at Butler? 
Say yes. If people ask you to go to a club meeting, say yes. If you get an opportunity to intern somewhere you don’t think fits your career path, say yes. This is the point in life where you get to discover your passions and explore your interests, so say yes to trying everything and meeting everyone. You never know what you might discover about yourself.