As a freshman at Union College in 2012, Sameera Sigdel had originally enrolled as a pre-nursing major. After volunteering at a local hospital, however, she quickly realized nursing wasn’t for her.

But she still wanted to do something in the medical field and soon decided to change her major to business, with an emphasis in health. Now a junior, Sameera ultimately plans to return to her home country of  Nepal to work as a hospital administrator.

Serving as International Club President for the 2014-15 school year, Sameera is responsible for organizing several events that bring the group together at least once a month. Her duties also include overseeing others, where she says she’s learning when to delegate specific tasks and when to allow others to choose their own approach to various projects. She believes this role allows her to put her classroom leadership training into practice and will be instrumental in preparing her for her future career.

Read the full story at or on page 7 of the November 2014 print edition of OUTLOOK.