The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives.
“We were thrilled with the number of registrants from around the world,” said Cassie Gevry, associate director of the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, & Society. “The strong interest from alumnae is a testament to the strength of the Holy Cross network and something we will continue to foster through the Women in Business network, even when we return to in-person events. It seemed that now, more than ever, women were looking for a way to come together to discuss their careers in business, and we were so glad the remote format gave so many attendees the ability to hear our speakers.”
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Students, often first and second years, participate in the Fullbridge Professional Edge Program at Holy Cross to immerse themselves in business, finance, marketing, and innovation — the skills employers seek. Starting early on in their college career gives them the opportunity to build a resume that supports their career interests, but also build a network of professionals and successful alumni in that industry.
When COVID-19 disrupted all in-person meetings, the team at Fullbridge and Ciocca Center got to work brainstorming how to best translate the six-day program into a virtual format. The experiential components of an immersive workweek, complete with 9am – 5pm with an hour lunch break, had to be reimagined at the very same time the world was figuring out how to work remotely. Continue reading “The Impact of Fullbridge…”
As of Monday, March 16, 2020 the College of the Holy Cross asked all students, faculty and staff to transition to working remotely as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With new obstacles comes new opportunities and ways to set ourselves up for success to work virtually. Continue reading “Going Virtual and Setting Yourself Up for Success”
Your WOMEN IN BUSINESS NEWSLETTER is finally here!
We are so excited to announce the first edition of The Purple Pulse! In addition to the annual Women in Business conference, the goal is to support this amazing community year-round with a quarterly newsletter – to uplift, strengthen and inspire!
What can you expect? The student committee will focus on what’s new, upcoming events, spotlights and more!
Check your inbox for the *first* edition of the Women in Business NEWSLETTER! #hcwib #purplepulse
Name: Casey Carty
Class Year: 2018
Major: Political Science
Internship Position: Event and Social Media Coordinator, Water Rising Project
Are you registered for the COES Professional Program?
I am in the COES Professional Program and have participated in a number of prebusiness programs including: the Fullbridge Program, co-chair of the Agency (advertising club), on the student board of the annual Women in Business Conference as well as working in the COES Office as an intern.
How has the COES programming influenced or connected you to your future career plans / goals?
The COES Program, in particular Fullbridge, has influenced my future career in allowing me to test all branches of business and discover where my strengths and weakness lie.
While looking for your internship, what services did you use at the Center for Career Development?
I visit Megan Chester on a regular basis and with her help, I now have the perfect resume! The Center for Career Development has also helped me reach out to alumni and potential connections I want to make via email and well as on LinkedIn.
What skills did you gain from your involvement with COES and how have they added to your professionalism?
The COES Program grants me the ability to explore the business world while still receiving a liberal arts education. Professor Chu (and the WIB Conference) promises all students that at Holy Cross we can major in anything and succeed in business. Throughout the program I have learned how to market myself and my strengths to future employers.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to freshmen considering a business career?
Find what you’re good at and hone your skills!