James Boeding ’14

Major: Government & Legal Studies, Visual Arts
Forecast Manager: Operations, LEGO Systems, Inc.

“My liberal arts education greatly influenced the way I think about the world and my daily work. When I reflect on my Bowdoin experience, I’m most thankful for the hundreds of opportunities at my finger tips across all disciplines, academic and extracurricular. I don’t regret saying yes to as many as I could possibly manage while burning both ends of the candle during my four years. The creative and critical thinking skills I developed as a result of following my passions for Government and Visual Arts surprisingly prepared me well for jobs in healthcare data analytics, and now demand forecasting of consumer products. For myself, the liberal arts way of thinking allowed me to adapt to areas outside of my passion zone and connect with the people and diverse perspectives I otherwise would not have engaged with- and that has been an incredibly fulfilling part of my life journey!”