When it came to a major, Cherish Dean says she “was majorly undecided.” Now she's confidently pursuing industrial psychology and will complete an internship at Liberty Mutual this summer. So what made the difference for Dean? She says, being proactive and pursuing the right opportunities.
Unlike some young adults, who struggle to decide what field to go into, Stefan Santrach knew what he wanted to do with his life at a young age and began taking steps in that direction. “I knew I wanted to go into business in high school,” he says. He found himself interested in the problems … Continue reading Seeing Where Your Passion Can Take You
Growing up in Detroit, Jasmine Williams noticed something peculiar about the advertisements she saw. “I found it strange that when I saw advertisements for large companies, they would advertise using people of minorities within those [communities], but when it was something that was for the masses, I didn’t see myself or the people who I … Continue reading Humanity in Business: What this Competitive Advantage Alum Gained from Facing Her Fears
As the first person in her family to go to college, Alejandra Flores has learned the true value of education and the opportunities it can provide. Now a graduate student completing her fourth year in a five-year master’s in professional accounting program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) McCombs School of Business, … Continue reading Understanding the Value of Education
For Talia Aranda, a senior at the University of Southern California, Competitive Advantage was an opportunity to gain not only empowerment as a member of an underrepresented minority group but also the insight, skills and connections to help her on her professional journey. Having walked into the program unsure of her career goals, Aranda, who … Continue reading Demonstrating Your Value: How Competitive Advantage Helps You Do You Better