Lives it to learn it?
Patrick Bryant ’16
Wabash took Patrick Bryant places he never imagined he’d go. As a freshman, he traveled to Manchester, England, to study industrial literature. And in the fall of 2013, before the trade and travel embargo had been lifted, he traveled to Cuba for a politics and culture course. “Before going to Wabash I had never even been out of the U.S. You can read as many books as you want, but actually being there, you live it. It brought the learning up close and personal.” Patrick’s hands-on attitude didn’t stop at learning abroad. He was involved on campus as Student Body President, was editor of the Wabash student paper, The Bachelor, and interned at Eli Lily as part of his economics major. That internship led to a full-time job offer, extended the day Patrick started his senior year. He’s been working at Eli Lily as a financial analyst since he graduated. “Wabash was a fantastic four years that prepared me for what I am doing now. I draw on my experiences there – in student government and from classes – to do my job here all the time.”
That’s a Wabash man for you. Seriously.