Alumni Tale: Nick French ’12

What did you study at UNH?

Business Administration

Did you have an international experience (study, research, internship or volunteer abroad) while at UNH?

Not international, but I was a part of the National Student Exchange program and attended Southern Utah University in the spring of 2010.

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

I worked at Amusement Media Inc. They’re a print and advertising firm based out of southern NH. I had an unpaid internship with them as a senior through the Entrepreneurial Venture Creation option in WSBE. I was the Marketing Coordinator.

What are you doing now?

I’m currently in a transition period. I had a job when I moved out here to Denver working at a mortgage lending company. I decided that company was not a good fit for me and chose to step away from the industry. I’ve been an Uber driver to make ends meet and recently was accepted into an electrician apprenticeship program that I will be starting soon.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

I attribute a lot from my experience at UNH and more importantly my time as a Greek Life member to where I am today. My time spent in Utah through the National Student Exchange program made it feasible for me to make the move to Denver and I’ve been extremely happy that I did. As a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity I also met three members of the Utah chapter that now live in Denver too. As a WSBE student I learned a lot more than some of my peers that I’ve worked alongside in the “real world.” I realized that a lot of the topics that I didn’t think were important while in school have helped me tremendously as an employee. As a Greek Life alum, I have seen the work ethic and no nonsense approach I have has allowed me to move up in ranks and succeed at a high level in my work life as well.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I am a huge hockey fan. Even though we don’t have many championships under our belt, how can you not believe in UNH? I also strongly believe that my time as a Wildcat taught me so much both in and out of the classroom that has allowed me to become the person I am today, and have had the experiences and sense of adventure that will carry on with me for the rest of my life.

Nick is on the steering committee for the Denver Wildcat City.