Butler University is excited to welcome a group of bright first-year students this coming fall. Learn more about Eric Bedrosian and why he chose Butler.
What were you involved with during high school? Please provide a few details about your involvement.
Throughout high school, I was involved in a wide variety of clubs and organizations. During my freshman and sophomore year, I was a part of a team who participated in Destination Imagination (DI). DI is a club where students are tasked to solve long-term and short-term challenges through teamwork and creativity. It was a huge part of my life for over seven years, and we placed 3rd in the world during Global Finals 2020. After leaving DI, I found myself participating in our school’s broadcast and journalism programs. Together, with a group of three other talented journalists, we created a review series known as HSETV On The Road, which received 12 local, state, and international awards. During my junior and senior year, I became heavily involved in a business organization known as DECA. With two other teammates, we went on to place first internationally at this year’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA.
How did you first hear about Butler and what interested you in the University?
For the first 10 or so years that I have lived in Fishers, my neighbors next door were Butler alumni. From hearing about Butler on the daily to many teachers talking with me over the years about their degrees through the University, I took interest in what Butler could offer me as a student. I also participated in summer programming on campus for several years. . The creative writing camp introduced me to the campus, people, and atmosphere. The atmosphere led me to pick Butler during my college search process.
What is your favorite part about Butler?
My favorite part about Butler has to be the connections I have already made within the community. My first encounter with a professor came from my interview for the Lacy Scholars program. In the first five minutes of our conversation, it was obvious that the Butler faculty take pride in the University and the students they serve. Outside of the faculty, many of the people I have already met online are some of the nicest and friendliest I have encountered. I truly believe that Butler has a strong community that I could not find at other universities.
Why did you ultimately decide to choose Butler?
In the end, my top two choices were neck and neck. Butler came out on top for its small class sizes and internship opportunities through the Lacy School of Business. Seeing that I will be able to have more time in class to ask my professors questions or have conversations with a small group of students was something that other universities cannot emulate. The Lacy School of Business provides many opportunities for internships because it is a part of the curriculum. Ultimately choosing Butler was a no-brainer, and I am so excited to be a Dawg this year!
What do you hope to get involved with or be a part of at Butler?
In terms of academics and clubs, I am excited to check out the investment club through the Lacy School. I am also looking forward to being a part of the Lacy Scholars and getting to work with other students on projects through the organization. I really want to get involved in the local communities around Butler, so I am hoping to become a part of some service-based clubs to help further my outreach here in Indy. The great thing about Butler is that if there isn’t a club you want already, you can make your own! I plan to work with some other students this upcoming semester to do that, which is exciting.
What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about getting involved outside of the classroom at Butler. With all of the student clubs and organizations, it’s hard not to find something to do every day on campus. Going to basketball games and getting involved in the Indianapolis community are just some of the things I hope to experience in my first year here. Meeting a ton of people is certainly something I hope to do this year, and I cannot wait to see who I will get to know over the next four years.