Recognizable Me: Hi everyone, my name is Curran Godfrey and I am a senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder – Leeds School of Business. I am a Colorado native and I was raised in the beautiful mountain town of Frisco, CO. With mountains literally right in my backyard, it was only natural for me to spend my weekends hiking tails in summer and skiing the slopes in winter. When the natural beauty is all around you, it’s hard not to go outside and enjoy it! This picture was taken while I was hiking up to one of the flatirons this past summer. I am currently trying to complete all of Colorado’s 14’ers and have 6 under my belt so far. On the bright side, I only have 47 more of them to go!
Where I’m At: At the end of my highschool years, I knew I needed to pick a college to attend, and I wanted to stay in Colorado. Because of it’s similarities, Boulder has always reminded me of home and I couldn’t be happier to call myself a Buff! I commute to Boulder from Broomfield where I currently reside (rent is so much cheaper out here…). Like I had mentioned above, I attend the Leeds School of Business as a Finance major. Besides enjoying my time outdoors, I also enjoy spending my time watching today’s financial markets go up and down.
Personally, financial investments have always been something that have inspired and intrigued me at the same time. Being a thrill seeker might have something to do with my interests here in the investment side of finance. Knowing that you really never completely know what is going to happen when taking an investment is like an adventure; it keeps things interesting and gives me the “edge of your seat” type of feeling. While it may stress others out, I find it to be quite exciting.
What I’m Looking For: One of the biggest reasons that I am taking this class is because it represents an opportunity to benefit so much more than just learning the basics of successful business communication. With assignments that are purposely and carefully designed to establish and challenge our very own professional persona, I am confident that this class will go above (“and beyond”) other college classes; teaching us the vital skills that today’s business professionals look for in their employees. In other words, I am looking forward to the long-lasting benefits I can take advantage of by being a student in this class even after I graduate.
On a related note, I am also looking for a great social environment of students who are all actively engaged at wanting to improve themselves. Each helping the next out by pushing the boundaries of one’s knowledge, and each bringing our own talents and personalities along with us for the ride. Even though some of us won’t meet in real life, it will be nice to interact with all of you in a central, “virtual” location.
Where To Find Me: If I can’t be found climbing the peaks and the troughs of the Colorado mountains, than I probably am in the Bloomberg lab at Leeds following the peaks and the troughs of the markets instead. Every weekday I am on campus, and I know as the semester goes on, I will surely get that feeling like I spend more time there then I do anywhere else. Aside from my physical location, I can always be found on the wonderful worldwide web on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Feel free to reach out and connect with me as connections are everything! I look forward to meeting you all and can’t wait to be discussing all types of business matters here in this course. See you around!