Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the ӣƵcommunity going strong.

Building the Skills to Overcome Obstacles – Jillian Jackson »

Jillian Jackson, ’25, chose ӣƵbecause of the empowerment she felt visiting campus as a high schooler. As a student, the resources, students, and faculty at ӣƵhave provided her with a strong college experience that is preparing her for the future.

A Nonlinear Journey Opens Doors – Lauren Phillips »

Lauren Phillips, ’21, earned an undergraduate degree in exercise and sports science but pivoted to a career in marketing after pursuing the Digital Communication Certificate.

Gaining Powerful Skills and Knowledge – Celia Bettinsoli »

In search of a flexible, challenging opportunity to grow her skill set, Celia Bettinsoli, ’21, began the ӣƵMBA with a specific goal in mind: to become a stronger leader. With a background in clinical laboratory science, she brought a unique perspective to the classroom.

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Discovering A New Career Path – Jackson Mathis »

Jackson Mathis, ’21, originally came to ӣƵwanting to go down the project management route, but after completing an internship with a global software company, discovered a new career direction. With the help of professors and mentors within the MBA program, he transitioned to a position as a senior analyst.

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Remay Pemba

Pursuing a Passion for Finance – Remay Pemba »

With support from her advisors, business administration major Remay Pemba, ’24, pursued a passion for finance, studied abroad, completed multiple internships, and prepared for her chosen career.

Rosemary Vega Escutia

Building Effective Teaching Skills – Rosemary Vega Escutia »

Rosemary Vega Escutia, ’23, is taking the lessons she learned at ӣƵCollege into her own classroom.

Emma Bailey

Maximizing Experiential Learning Opportunities – Emma Bailey »

With support from ӣƵfaculty and staff, Business Administration major Emma Bailey made the most of experiential learning opportunities including study abroad and an impressive internship.

Sonia Chrostowski

Building Confidence and Professional Connections – Sonia Chrostowski »

At ӣƵCollege, Sonia Chrostowski was able to learn in a supportive classroom environment where her perspective was valued.

Sophie Cook

The Power of Strong Connections – Sophie Cook »

Exercise and Sport Sciences major Sophie Cook, ’23, built strong connections with her peers and faculty, which helped her land an internship that turned into a full-time job.

Lexi Crank smiling at the camera

The Importance of Doing What You Love – Lexi Crank »

At Meredith, psychology major Lexi Crank, ’24, has learned the importance of doing what you love, including a passion for helping others learn, asking tough questions, and traveling.



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