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Lessons Learned: Opening and Running a Small Business

Branigan Robertson

I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Pacific in 2007. I knew at the time that I wanted to open my own business, but I didn’t have a clue on how to go about it. After working for two years in jobs I didn’t like, I decided to go to law school and […]

Category: Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Shared Story

by Branigan Robertson on September 15th, 2015

Alumni Career Spotlight – Natalie McFarlin

Natalie McFarlin

 “When Opportunity knocks, it’s too late to prepare.” – John Wooden. This quote inspires Natalie (Froelich) McFarlin to be prepared for anything in the professional world. Translating this advice for college students, Natalie offers these tips:  1. Show up ready to go and prepared to succeed and you’ll nail the job interview. 2. Take advantage […]

Category: Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

by Career Management Center on November 18th, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Phu Nguyen

“Everything comes to he who hustles while he waits.” – This quote from Benjamin Franklin is a daily reminder for Phu Nguyen that achieving goals takes work. Phu has learned that by focusing on the goals of the company, and enabling his team’s success, he succeeds as well. How did you land your first job […]

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by Career Management Center on September 29th, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Michael Carnevale

Michael Carnevale

How did you land your first job upon graduation from Pacific? I used networking at UOP to get introduced to my first job.  I got connected through a classmate and interviewed for the job during spring break of my senior year. How did your business degree prepare you for your first professional job? It allowed […]

Category: Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

by Eberhardt Career Management Center on July 21st, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Jahkeim Cromedy

Jahkeim Cromedy

How did you land your first job upon graduation from Pacific? I had graduated with a degree in Marketing and looked only for Marketing jobs in my hometown of San Diego. I visited many places in person with my resume and applied online prior to and after graduation. (ESB CMC Note:  Jahkeim’s first job was […]

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by Eberhardt Career Management Center on June 16th, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Jessica Melchor

Jessica Melchor, B.S., Business Administration (Finance & HR) ‘10 Higher Education | University of the Pacific | Stockton, CA LinkedIn How did you land your first job upon graduation from Pacific? I worked a few temporary jobs the summer after graduation and benefited from an introduction to a hiring manager on a walk across campus. […]

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by Eberhardt Career Management Center on June 2nd, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Brian Perasso

Brian Perasso

How did you land your first job upon graduation from Pacific? Having graduated in the fall of 2009, the job market was pretty tough. I knew that moving into sales would be a great starting point for me, and it was something I prepared for early on. I was fortunate to have met with a […]

Category: Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

by Eberhardt Career Management Center on May 20th, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Minerva Li

Minerva Li, B.S., Business Administration (Marketing) ‘03 IT eCommerce Product Manager | Williams-Sonoma Inc. | San Francisco, CA LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/minervali How did you land your first job upon graduation from Pacific? I found an Analyst Consulting position with Accenture posted on Tiger Jobs and I applied. The interviewer was an alumnus. We had a great […]

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by Eberhardt Career Management Center on May 5th, 2014

Alumni Career Spotlight – Bryce McLaughlin

Bryce McLaughlin

Bryce McLaughlin, B.M., Music Management ’11 | MBA ‘12 Partner Reporting | Beats Music | San Francisco, CA Follow Bryce: @brycemclaughlin How did you land your first professional job? During my MBA program I had applied to more than a dozen different internships and, through a mutual connection, landed a summer internship with NetApp’s Competitive […]

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by Eberhardt Career Management Center on April 14th, 2014

Peace Corps Strengthens Brotherhood Bonds

Kelly Rupp BUS ’08 and Monica Phung BUS ’09, both Pacific, are currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Macedonia and Madagascar, respectively. Although they were initiated in 2006 and 2007, they had no idea they would eventually put their business experience to use overseas in the Peace Corps. They lost touch after college and […]

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by Delta Sigma Pi on April 7th, 2014