Daniel Tassitino says international business is an exciting field of study at Appalachian. “It allows me to blend my passion of all aspects regarding the business world with my love for traveling and studying different cultures around the world,” said Tassitino, who plans to graduate in December 2016.
In 2015, Tassitino participated in the William R. Holland Fellows Program to China, collaborating with Chinese students at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, on a business project that the students presented to business executives from around the world.
In addition to being a Holland Fellow, Tassitino has served as a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL), a Walker Fellow, and he now serves as student body vice president.
“There are endless opportunities at this university, and everyone wants you to succeed,” he advises incoming freshmen.
Tassitino praises not only the dedication of the professors in the Walker College of Business, but also appreciates the small class sizes that are an Appalachian hallmark. The ratio of students to faculty is 16:1, with an average class size of 26 students.
“My professors in the Walker College of Business sincerely care about my goals and want to help me accomplish them,” said Tassitino. “With small class sizes, it is easy to form a close and lasting relationship with your professor, and they are always encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone.”
Tassitino said he expects to always call Appalachian his home no matter how far he travels – domestically or abroad. “Appalachian is more than just a school; it is a home for many people with a common purpose – a purpose to learn, explore, love, and be free. There is no place I would rather call home.”