As a mathematics and economics double major with a concentration in statistics, Matt found actuarial work of calculating the financial consequences of risk for companies right in line with his interests.
What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie—one that brought her to Harvard University this fall, 作为高等教育管理专业的研究生.
As a shift leader and training coordinator in the Jean Yawkey Center, the psychology major gained managerial skills such as how to unite her student staff with shared goals, how to promote balance and wellbeing and how to develop a team.
“最初, 我想我会去人力资源部, 所以我申请了雅基中心的人力资源实习,”她说. “我喜欢它，但我意识到比爱更重要 什么 我所做的，我爱 谁 我是和学生一起做的."
Jessie also served the student body as a four-year member of the Student Government Association (SGA), including a stint as executive president during her senior year, and as the director of operations for 皇冠足彩官方 Dance Marathon (ECDM), a nationwide fundraiser for hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network.
“通过SGA, 我明白了实用主义的重要性, the value of differing perspectives and how to think beyond convention,”她说. "And through ECDM, I witnessed the tangible impact of teamwork. 当我们超过50万美元的时候, I saw how we could come together to achieve something others didn't think possible."
说到导师, 杰西也是以身作则, paying forward the mentorship offered by Emmanuel's Student Affairs staff.
"I realized the power of higher education, and I knew I wanted to be part of that,”她说. “我对研究学生发展特别感兴趣, as well as equity and accessibility for historically underrepresented students. I'm excited to be joining a field of so many talented individuals and strong leaders committed to building a better tomorrow."
My leadership skills really developed during my time at Emmanuel. We have a holistic approach to growth that truly defined my four years.