My name is Kasamba Amiri ’24 and I am a junior at Holy Cross majoring in Sociology pursuing a Certificate in Business Fundamentals. While working towards my Certificate, I have completed a few workshops including Interview Prep, Global Supply Chain Management, and Marketing Communication, & Sales. I have obtained valuable skills and knowledge in these areas, including the Microsoft Excel Tutorial.
With a liberal arts education, we are taught to think about the people behind each facet of a larger functioning body, a skill that proves helpful in developing and maintaining relationships. My relationships with the faculty and staff on campus have helped me understand why I want to pursue a career in business. Working with and meeting alumni through the Ciocca Center has assisted me in networking with professionals as I explore my career options. I was able to connect with Maegan Moriatry ’20 and discuss both the industry and life as a Holy Cross post-graduate! The connections formed through the Ciocca Center have not only helped me prepare for a life in business but for a life as an adult.
My relationships with the faculty and staff on campus have helped me understand why I want to pursue a career in business.
As a part of the Marketing Communications & Sales workshop, I was able to partake in real-world projects like the PepsiCo Challenge. We were challenged with maximizing sales through an e-commerce project representing SodaStream. Through this experience, I was able to practice creative problem-solving with my team. Our presentation produced a medley of well-thought-out solutions that we presented to PepsiCo panel of alumni judges. In the end, this workshop provided a deeper understanding of the Marketing Communication industries and the opportunity to network with alumni in those fields as well.
As a Sociology major, we often focus on how people become who they are and how they end up contributing to society. I believe that has helped me with my role as a work-study student for the Ciocca Center because I am developing the experience and knowledge to work in a complex environment. Working on social media for the Center, my liberal arts education is helping me to showcase all of the opportunities available to students.
Thanks to Kasamba for this writeup, we are thrilled to have her on the Ciocca Center team this semester!