Career Leadership Academy - Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Bullen

Tyler Bullen
Tyler Bullen
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Double Major in Finance and Economics
Story

In high school I had aspirations of becoming heavily involved on campus, studying abroad, landing an internship with a Fortune 500 company, double majoring, and maintaining a Dean’s List level GPA. Each one of those goals is now a reality thanks to a little focus and a lot of hard work. I am currently a member of five student organizations; holding leadership positions for two organizations: Sigma Pi and YAPA. I am going to be studying abroad in Italy next semester. Upon my return from Italy, I begin a six-month Co-Op with IBM. Throughout my college career I have managed to pursue a double major in Finance and Economics, and hold a GPA above the Dean’s List requirements.In high school I had aspirations of becoming heavily involved on campus, studying abroad, landing an internship with a Fortune 500 company, double majoring, and maintaining a Dean’s List level GPA. Each one of those goals is now a reality thanks to a little focus and a lot of hard work. I am currently a member of five student organizations; holding leadership positions for two organizations: Sigma Pi and YAPA. I am going to be studying abroad in Italy next semester. Upon my return from Italy, I begin a six-month Co-Op with IBM. Throughout my college career I have managed to pursue a double major in Finance and Economics, and hold a GPA above the Dean’s List requirements.

Being a part of Young Altruistic Professionals of America (YAPA) has been an overall great experience. I would recommend getting involved with this organization in any way possible. YAPA was founded on the idea of giving back to the community, an idea I firmly believe in. The philanthropic mission of YAPA is energizing and allows its members to truly commit to making a difference. YAPA is also a small, selective student organization, giving each member a prominent voice in the organization and the ability to form lasting bonds with other members.

My two older brothers are my main role models in life. My oldest brother, JB, is 32 years old and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics. JB currently works as a senior manager for Comcast Cable, while pursuing his EMBA from Penn State. JB has always pushed me to explore various points of view to expand my perspective on life. JB’s guidance has helped me develop an analytical mindset geared toward solving problems. Charlie, my other brother, is 28 years old and a graduate of the University of Iowa as well. Charlie, a finance major, now works as a football coach for the Miami Dolphins. Charlie worked his way up the coaching ladder, starting at the local Iowa City high school during his undergrad years. His story is one of perseverance and determination. Charlie’s hunger for life has laid the foundation for my work ethic.

 

My interests include backpacking, socializing, investing, listening to music, organizing events, and traveling.

Fun fact: I share the same birthday as my dad.