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His Campus Job Helped Launch a Career

Without a doubt, I wouldn’t have been able to attend The University of Scranton without the generosity of its alumni. I attended Scranton with the help of a financial-aid package, but when I got to campus, I still needed a college job to make ends meet. I heard about the student development officer position, but when I applied I had no idea what to expect. I first worked as a caller, then was promoted to a student-manager position in my sophomore year.

 When I arrived, I was a typical 18-year-old kid, a bit immature and uncertain. This position helped me to mature more quickly than I would have otherwise. I was able to grow and take on more responsibility. It was great to have a college job that taught “real world” skills, like poise when talking to strangers and learning how to forge connections. Having to motivate my peers really built character! 

I also learned that alums really support undergrads. They enable so many of us to go to Scranton in the first place and then are always looking for ways to help students think about and begin careers. Calling people from the business school actually helped me to start a career in business– and it definitely helped me in the interview process. Upon graduating, I was able to secure a job at J.P. Morgan in its two-year Operations Analyst Development Program.

Also, talking with alumni who are so appreciative really helped me appreciate Scranton while I was still there, not just in hindsight. I made a commitment before I even graduated to always give back. I am a member of the 2013 class committee - 40 to 50 new alumni who will coordinate social events, network with alumni and plan our five-year reunion. 

The generosity of those who came before me helped instill the skills and the passion to go forward after school. I can’t thank them enough.

– Max Correa Class of 2013

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