Class Year: 2017
Major: Economics and Chinese
Shadowing Visit Sites: Public Consulting Group (PCG) & Sun Life Financial
Describe your visit and what did you gain from the experience?
Both of my shadow days were amazing. I experienced both companies in a different way, but still learned a lot both days. At PCG, I followed Krysta who showed me what she does day-to-day in the office and I was able to shadow her to meetings and get a feel for what the office atmosphere was like. At Sun Life, Mike and Beth prepared a schedule for me, where I had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with different people around the office (directors, human resources, different departments, students in their rotational program etc.) as well as shadowing the two of them for a portion of the day. This helped me get a feel for what the office atmosphere and culture was like at Sun Life and how the different sectors work together.
How did this experience influence or connect to your future career plans/goals?
Both fields are ones that I was interested in before but didn’t really know much about! After my experience at PCG and Sun Life, my interests for both definitely grew!
What is some helpful advice your alumni host shared with you?
To take advantage of the resources offered through the Center for Career Development, alumni, and professors.
Why would you recommend the Alumni Job Shadowing Program to other students?
It was a wonderful experience to meet Holy Cross alumni, and be able to shadow them in their specific industry. This opportunity showed me how a Holy Cross education translates in one’s professional career path. Additionally, it was comforting to hear their stories about the job search and how Holy Cross prepared them for their current positions.