My name is Katie Doyle. I am currently a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management. As of right now I am concentrating in marketing, but I am not 100% sure what I will end up studying, I am considering adding another concentration in finance or possibly entrepreneurship. I am originally from Belmont, a small town about ten minutes from Boston and only about four miles from campus, so I’m not that far from home!! Fun fact: when I was in high school I was pretty set on going cross country for college (my main priority was getting out of the horrible winter weather), but when I toured BC I knew it was the school for me! I am the youngest in my family, I have one older brother and two older sisters and a dog named Fenway! Given that my dogs name is Fenway it is pretty safe to say that I am a huge Boston sports fan. I especially love the Red Sox and Patriots.
Growing up I was lucky enough to spend all my summers on Cape Cod with my family. When I was younger I kept busy with swimming and different sport camps but as I got older I worked in retail for a few summers. This past summer I had the opportunity to take a class in Venice, Italy with fifteen other BC students taught by Dean Keeley for the month of June. This class showed me how valuable out of classroom experiences are for college students, which is one of the main aspects about Tech Trek that I am excited about! I was also able to visit my roommate in Seattle; which was really cool because I got to see where the Amazon headquarters are located!
I lived on upper campus in Xavier hall last year and live in Walsh this year! I have absolutely loved everything about my past three semesters here at Boston College and am extremely excited for what next semester has in store! I am especially looking forward for our trip to California over spring break and visiting all the different companies we learn about in the course!! Outside of class, I am a general member of the residents hall association, a member of the entertainment committee for Boston College Dance Marathon, a marketer for Spoon University’s Boston College chapter, a volunteer at a daytime shelter for the homeless community of Boston for my pulse placement, and am currently training for a half marathon!
I first heard about tech trek last year through the Shea center, but it wasn’t until a few of my friends went on tech trek east this past semester that I realized what an amazing opportunity it was! After hearing previous students rave about it, I knew I wanted to apply! I have always been very interested in technology and how fast it is advancing, especially in the business world.
For class expectations, I mostly am expecting to learn more about the inner workings and workplace cultures of different companies that I am familiar with as a consumer (companies like Airbnb, Facebook, Google, ect). I hope to learn more about the way advancing technology has not only helped companies grow but also the challenges it has presented and the ways business have overcome said challenges. I am also very excited to learn more about startups, and how small start ups are able to use technology to become known around the world in such a short amount of time. Tech Trek is such an amazing opportunity where I hope to learn the different ways companies are incorporating technology to grow and become more successful.
I could not be more excited to get to meet everyone! My class twitter account is @doyleeqdoyle! I hope everyone has a good rest of their break!