Meet management major Ashley Newland

Written byAshley McClure-French

“I know that I want to be in the business world and that this major provides me with many options for a career.” 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Ashley Newland is majoring in management.
Ashley Newland
Folsom, Calif.

Where I'm From

I came to UL Lafayette from Folsom, Calif., on a soccer scholarship.

Where I Am

I am a soccer player, a management major, and a growing leader. 

Where I'm Going

I am going to explore the many career options that suit my skills. 

Ashley Newland knows that she has a range of traits that she can apply in her career.

“I am consistent, good in a crisis, open to learning, eager to meet new people, and am becoming a strong leader,” she said.

She took this into account when deciding to major in management

“I figured management is a good direction for all those traits and skills,” she said. “I was and still am not completely sure on what I want to do, career-wise, after college. I know that I want to be in the business world and that this major provides me with many options for a career.”

Ashley has been on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns soccer team since she started at UL Lafayette. She found ways to apply that experience to her life outside the team and to her management major.

“The soccer team has provided me with the skills to be a leader and taught me how to work well with other people, especially in difficult situations,” she said. “It also provided me the opportunity to be a part of something greater than myself and learn how to be a selfless person.”

Ashley has been impressed with her professors and the culture they create on campus.

“There are few professors who make understanding and learning a priority over grades, and I have had the privilege here at UL Lafayette to be taught by those few,” she said. “They have taught me real-world skills that will help me be successful in the business world.  

“I love being at a place that is so unique from other universities as well,” she said. “We are the only Ragin’ Cajuns and the only school with a swamp on campus, which is pretty awesome!”

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