For Keane VanTrease, college was a tough adjustment following the rigid structure of high school. It was challenging for someone who wasn't familiar with having to block out time for work or learn on their own. Keane quickly realized that managing his time was influential during his first year of college. He made the dean's list his last semester of sophomore year by holding himself accountable to a schedule and focusing on his grades.
Double majoring in Economics and Management, Keane has set his sights high and plans to obtain his graduate degree in business, law, or both. "I love economics. I've had several classes so far that have made me choose that as my primary major. Regardless, I still wanted to major in business school, so I chose a management major to balance my studies and potential options after graduation. I think applying economic concepts graphically and determining how one variable affects others is interesting and personally my favorite part of my field of study," says Keane.
Keane has loved the opportunity to take on leadership roles and meet new people through his fraternity. He serves on their executive board, helping to make decisions and planning events. His leadership skills don't stop there. As one of this year's Angayuk Interns and Scholarship recipients, he provides other students with guidance from his experiences, "if you can be on top of your schedule and work from the start and manage your time well, you'll be ahead of the curve."
The Angayuk Interns are currently in Kodiak, fulfilling the remainder of their internship with Koniag. Following their trip, Keane plans to visit Washington State with his family and then travel through Italy.