“The business major gives me the background to go in many different directions. I can see myself as manager of a company or an entrepreneur.”
A student athlete from Lafayette, Indiana, Connor was originally attracted to Green Mountain College’s adventure education program. Then he took an introduction to marketing class and immediately saw how a sustainable business degree could support his interest in athletics and entrepreneurship.
“I started my college career at Perdue University but it was a big school and I felt a bit lost there,” says Connor. At Green Mountain he competes on the tennis team and his academic performance has been stellar—he was recently named to the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll. In 2015, Braden posted a 9-1 record overall and 5-1 mark in North Atlantic Conference play in first flight singles competition, and was named the NAC East Player of the Year.
“The business major gives me the background to go in many different directions. I can see myself as manager of a company or an entrepreneur. I’ve given serious thought to managing my own tennis center some day.” With GMC’s emphasis on sustainability, Connor also knows he’s on the leading edge of business practice in the U.S. “To me sustainability means cutting down on waste and operating more efficiently. It just makes bottom line sense.”