Jacob Webber ’12
Class of 2012, B.S. in Entrepreneurship
What did I enjoy most at Marymount? First and foremost would be the faculty of the Business Division. Each member of this team brings forth an unprecedented knowledge base in an array of subject matter. But what separates them from simply being intellects is their pride and love for teaching.
Marymount students have the advantage of having small classroom sizes which encourages more student-professor interaction, as well as a more enriching study of the subject. Thirdly, I had a wonderful experience interning for Finn Partners PR Firm in their literary sect, MEDIA CONNECT. I developed and planned national Radio, Print, and Television interviews for Business Authors. I was privileged to work with authors such as Dr. Charles Richards, The Psychology of Wealth, and Matthew Bishop, The Economist US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, author of In Gold We Trust.”
I was a Business Management major with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Hispanic Studies. I graduated in May of 2012. I initially started working for a corporate events organization working on conferences involved with corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. After about a year I was recruited by Mimeo as a national account manager. I generated leads primarily focused on Fortune 500 companies, and discussed our cloud based on demand print solution with members of the executive team. I dealt with key decision makers ranging from Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers and their direct reports. I managed and retained a portfolio of clients constantly seeking for new organizations to continue growing not only my book of business, but also the overall organization’s client base.
My advice to current students: There are a few ways to make the transition from the academic world to the business world a seamless process. Firstly, take advantage of the diverse course offerings at Marymount. One of the major topics that crops up in conversations with the executives in the C-suite is the talent pipeline concern with many of these corporations. Executives want young talent with a diverse background. Take a plethora of different courses, and delve into different subject matter. It will allow you to connect principles you learn from different courses to the core foundation (business courses). Also, do not be afraid to be involved with school clubs, activities, and leadership positions. The more you can round out your resume the more you will stand out amongst all the other graduates seeking employment opportunities. Furthermore, make sure to utilize every resource that Marymount has to offer. It is imperative to forge relationships with your professors, the offices, and your advisor. They as a collective group are there to aid you throughout your four years of school, as well as upon graduation. I can honestly say I have been fortunate enough to be able to e-mail multiple members of the faculty and staff after graduation in need of letters of recommendation, references, and resources. Lastly, ENJOY your time within this amazing community. Extract every bit of knowledge you can, and embrace every obstacle with an open mind.