Rosemont College's Business program provides students with the skills they need to launch a successful career, and many don't wait until graduation to get started. These current and former students utilized internship programs, coursework, and networking opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience and make their professional goals a reality.
Brie Muldoon '23
Community support is crucial during a pandemic. That's the root of Brie Muldoon's plan to help launch an internship program that both deepens Rosemont's connections to local businesses and provides valuable work experience to students. The idea stemmed Brie's conversation with representatives from the Lower Merion Chamber of Commerce during the College's virtual Business Card Exchange event. "From a law firm to a nonprofit, small businesses described their struggle to pay expenses," Brie said. "“In light of this, these companies were trying not to stand down, but to rise up: offering discounted and free services to those in need. They did so from a desire to help, which I would like to embody as a student at Rosemont College." Read more about Brie's internship program proposal.
Zach Young '22
Sport Management Major
Zach Young, a member of Rosemont's men's soccer team, created a podcast devoted to discussing the sport. On the Half Valley covers match recaps, key performances, and health and wellness topics. His education at Rosemont has allowed him to turn his interest in sports and business into a viable career path: He presented at the 2019 Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) conference about a soccer club’s financial and marketing program analysis, and he has visited England to tour soccer facilities. "Rosemont was the perfect combination for me, and coming here was one of the best decisions I've made," he said. Read more about Zach's podcast.
Tobi Joshuasville '21
Sport Management Major
Tobi Joshuasville was one of 400 students nationwide selected to participate in the 2020 NCAA Convention and Career in Sports Forum. He was joined by an elite group of college and university presidents, athletic directors, and head coaches for the event, which aims to help student-athletes gain a deeper understanding of roles within the athletics industry and how their personal and professional interests align with potential career paths. Tobi, who is also a member of the Rosemont men’s basketball team, aspires to be an athletic director. “Sports is my way to connect with people," he said, "and I want to use sports to help young adults find their calling in life." Read more about Tobi's NCAA experience.
Krista Eisenhardt '20
Dual Business Management and Marketing Major
Krista Eisenhardt launched event-plannng business Everlasting Events at the start of the pandemic, opting to focus her Business Senior Seminar projects on how she planned to market it during a global health crisis. She was also able to manage her first event with her first client – the Rosemont Business Department's virtual graduation. “I’m a very precise and organized learner to begin with, so I am drawn to the organization and attention to details in event planning,” said Krista. “It’s also rewarding to make people smile, knowing that my work and services were able to make someone’s day.”
Leahcim James '14
Business Administration Major
Leahcim James is the CEO and President of his own sales and business development firm, James Marketing Consultants. Since its inception, the company has earned more than $3 million in sales, opened four locations, and hired over a dozen employees. He says the experience he gained at Rosemont set him up for success. In addition to two years as a Resident Assistant, during which he hearned to build community and mediate conflict, Leahcim gained interned at a company much like his own. "Rosemont prepared me for my current role by encouraging me to get an internship before I graduated," he recalled, "and I fell in love with the industry,"
Stephanie Jones '14
Business Management Major
Stephanie credits her time at Rosemont for providing her with the foundational knowledge she needed to pursue a career in accounting. “When I was in undergrad, Dr. Troy Chiddick pushed me to be an accounting major because I had a knack for it but I decided against it, only to return to my calling a few years later,” when she earned a master’s degree in accounting. Now, Stephanie works at one of Philadelphia’s largest nonprofits and heads her own full-service firm, Ideal Tax and Accounting Services. “Rosemont’s small classroom size allowed me to build relationships with my professors who in turn would hold me accountable when I wasn't pushing myself to my fullest potential,” Stephanie said. “It shaped me to be the entrepreneur and hardworking employee I am today.”