Katie Neuberger is an ambitious, hard working student that has a drive for success. As a John V. Roach Honors College student, Neuberger earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from Texas Christian University (TCU) in May 2014. She is continued her education by pursuing a Masters in Accounting with a Valuations emphasis program at TCU. After Neuberger completed that one-year program, she went on to work at Ernst & Young’s Dallas office.
Neuberger found many benefits of being a member of the John V. Roach Honors College, because she found that it opened the door to a variety of opportunities that helped shape her college career. These opportunities included smaller class sizes, separate freshmen dorm accommodations, early enrollment, and awesome free breakfasts during each semester.
Another benefit Neuberger found from being in the John V. Roach Honors College was that Honors classes fostered a learning environment that she could not get in her other business classes. Neuberger found that her Honors professors not only made her think outside the box, but they also opened the door to other networking opportunities and other ways to get involved in the Fort Worth community.
Neuberger describes the John V. Roach Honors College as a small, close-knit community. She says that “Not only did they foster a ‘family’ environment during my first two years of college, but enabled me to grow as a person. By the time graduation came last May, I felt as if I had ‘grown up’ with the other Honors College students, but was ready to be ‘let free’ into the professional world.”
One particular professor that influenced Neuberger while at TCU was Dr. Ron Pitcock. Neuberger took Dr. Pitcock’s Cultural Memory course during her senior year. Neuberger explains that this course forever changed the way that she learns, views, and understands history. Neuberger said “This class taught history from an entire new angle and I gained a deeper understanding of beliefs, ideas, language, and cultural norms that shape the way history is understood by people today.”
Neuberger is very glad that she was in the John V. Roach Honors College because of the way it changed her collegiate career. Neuberger explains that the John V. Roach Honors College provided her with a variety of networking opportunities and an alumni network that she can easily contact and constantly uses as a resource.