Undergraduate institution: Arcadia University (formerly known as Beaver College!)
Undergraduate major and minor: Business Administration major with an emphasis on Marketing, Communications minor
What have you been up to since attending Umbra?
Since attending Umbra; I have finished my studies, married the love of my life, and started a family.
How has studying abroad impacted your life both personally and professionally?
It helped me become more independent and the experience of being entrenched in a new culture will forever affect my way of thinking, both personally and professionally.
What are you doing now?
Managing Director for Open Systems Technologies, one of the largest privately held staffing firms in the country. Working out of our Charlotte regional office, I am charged with managing delivery operations for our national accounts teams, developing new business opportunities for our firm as well as locating domain specific technology candidates.
Are you still in touch with the friends you made in Perugia?
Yes, social media has made that easy! The friendships we all made through this experience will be everlasting.
What is one piece of advice you would give to prospective students thinking of studying abroad?
Absolutely do it! Find a way and make it happen!
What is one piece of advice you would give to students studying abroad (during or after their experience)?
Travel to as many places you can because you may never have another opportunity to go back!