Central MA College Standout: Anna Maria College’s Eric Boll
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A Conversation with Eric Boll
SW: Describe the career and/or future you envision for yourself.
EB: I would love to work in the entertainment industry, ideally in a firm or studio legal department. To do this I plan to study a combination of business and intellectual property law.
SW: What made you choose your school?
EB: The quiet location close to home, along with AMC’s strong background of public service education. I originally was studying Criminal Justice.
SW: What was your most memorable course or professor?
EB: I have many memorable courses and professors. They all have been so incredible that it’s difficult to narrow down to one. However, Professor Dianne White in the School of Justice and Social Sciences is astounding; she will push you to do your best work and goes above and beyond to help you when you need it.
SW: What leadership roles have you taken on campus?
EB: I have taken on several leadership roles, which have been a great experiences. Since my freshman year I have worked as the AMC bookstore’s assistant store manager. This has given me the opportunity to meet many of my peers. I was also the President of the AMC Student Government Association from Spring 2012 to December of 2013. I currently serve as the SGA Past-President, advising the current president and helping out when needed.
SW: How have you been involved in the community?
EB: I have been involved with the Worcester Student Government Association (WSGA) from its inception in the summer of 2013, and was recently appointed the Clerk of the organization. The WSGA has been a great way to reach out to the Worcester community, whether it's co-sponsoring fundraisers for great groups like Working For Worcester or contributing student feedback to the city and the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
SW: What are you passionate about?
EB: I’m passionate about many things. My education and career aspirations are certainly up there. I also have a passion for the arts, whether it be music, theater, film, or another fine art.
SW: What is one thing you have learned about yourself since becoming a college student?
EB: One thing I learned is that I can’t do everything. Sometimes, I need to slow down and reach out to friends and colleagues. Collaboration can be very helpful and a different perspective can be very useful.
SW: Where do you go and what do you do when you leave campus?
EB: I commute to school and I work on campus so when I leave it’s usually to just go home. But I enjoy heading over to Shrewsbury Street with friends every so often.
SW: What is your favorite quote?
EB: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever.” –Mahatma Gandhi
SW: What is your favorite book or movie?
EB: My favorite book is the The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
SW: What or who has had the greatest influence on you to date? Why?
EB: I would say my parents. They have always supported me in whatever I wanted to do.
SW: What would someone be surprised to learn about you?
EB: I have a black belt in Ken-Ryu Kenpo.
SW: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
EB: I see myself starting a career in law.
SW: If you could do just one thing, locally, nationally or globally to make a difference, what would it be?
EB: I would like to raise awareness of already great organizations, such as United Way and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These are established organizations that do a lot of good throughout the United States and the world.
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