Eric Briand ’17, Veterinary Science, Business Leadership

Published on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Eric BriandEric Briand ’17 wants to change the world, and the Becker College veterinary science major and business minor has a better shot at doing so because of his involvement in Becker’s Business Leadership program.

“I have always had an interest in the natural sciences, and I decided at age five to become a paleontologist,” Briand said. “Then my second grade teacher, Mr. Ganon, taught us to expand our minds and see all the beauty in the world. From there, my interest centered on living animals I could help and save. In high school I made the decision to become a veterinarian, to help those without a voice of their own, and got the idea to one day open my own vet clinic.”

Briand’s participation in the Becker Business Department’s Leadership program, which recognizes top  students in the department and provides each with an academic scholarship and opportunities to participate in a power breakfast speaker series, company visits, and special projects with the College’s corporators, positions him to make connections he can use to open his own veterinary clinic, help animals in need, and possibly change the face of animal medicine.

“I want to offer exceptional care at an affordable price,” he said. “Doing a good deed is honestly the best feeling in the world.”

Briand has enjoyed meeting and learning from exceptional local business leaders, and said he sees the Business Leadership program as one more way Becker crafts future leaders out of its students. His participation in the program is one more thing he appreciates about his Becker experience.

“The things I have enjoyed and appreciated most about Becker are the people I have met, the lifelong friends I have made, and the connections I now have thanks to the care Becker faculty put into making sure that when their students leave Becker to continue their lives, we are all well prepared,” Briand said. “The most important thing I’ve learned at Becker so far is that as long as you work hard with passion, you can be anything.”