Hello, my name is Jonathan Lang! I am a senior here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst double majoring in Operation and Information Management and Economics; I am also minoring in Biology. In my free time I enjoy golfing, going to the Recreation Center, and working on personal entrepreneurial projects. My first two years as a UMass undergraduate I lived in the Northeast and Southwest areas on campus, but for these last two years I have lived off campus in a house. If I were to describe my experience at UMass in one word, it would be engaging, because there are always opportunities social, academically, and professionally.
Why did you choose your major?
I actually started as a Biology major my first two years and decided to transfer into Isenberg. The reason I did this was because the experiences I have gained the first couple of years were more applicable to the business school rather than Biology. Going through this process made me realize that there is plenty of time in your four years at UMass to exactly decide what you want to do.
I chose Operation and Information Management because it had the most similar way of thinking as Biology. For example, the thing that attracted me to Biology the most was human anatomy and the idea of diagnosing conditions and problems with it. Operation and Information Management, or OIM for short, is a major that encompasses this mindset in the business world. By focusing on supply chain, information system, and data analytics, issues and problems and be identifying and resovlved through OIM.
What's something that most people don't know or wrongly assume about your major?
In terms of my secondary major, Economics, a lot of people consider it to be an easier version of being a student in Isenberg, however this is completely false. Some of the most challenging, yet rewarding, classes I have taken have been for the Economics major. After talking to professors and advisors within the school, I learned that the major itself is very broad and this is beneficial for many professional opportunites.
What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the Newman Center cafe which is located next to Isenberg. The cafe itself has a delicious breakfast and lunch menu where you can use your dining dollars. On top of this, there is an abundant amount of sitting space to study and do homework. The Newman Center also has its own Wifi Connection if you feel the main campus one to feel a bit slow. Lastly, there are ping pong tables that are free to use if you and your friends ever want to play.
That's a little bit about me but if you have questions feel free to shoot me an email and I will be more than happy to respond.