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Christine Nguyen '15 - Business Management
Christine Nguyen has a dream - to become a successful business woman working for a Fortune 500 company. And she believes the experience she is getting both inside and outside the classroom at Curry College is making that dream more of a reality every day.
A member of the Class of 2015, the business management major from Maine is already succeeding at her internships, the first one with The Rockport Company, a subsidiary of Reebok International Ltd., whose Canton, Massachusetts headquarters are located right down the road from Curry College's Milton campus.
After completing her first semester at Rockport as an internal communications/social media intern, Christine was quickly promoted to U.S. trade marketing brand/creative services intern.
"I can't stress enough how amazing it is to have an opportunity to gain real world experience in the business world while still in school, especially at a company as well-known as Reebok. And I'm not just sitting on the sidelines and observing; some of my responsibilities include supporting the U.S. Trade Marketing Team, attending photo shoots, working with our products during go-to-market roll outs, and much more."
Nguyen would eventually land a second internship as a communications intern at Dunkin' Brands (parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin' Robbins).
On campus, Christine is just as involved. Along with thriving in her business management classes, she minors in communication and is very active within the campus community, serving as an admissions tour guide, a peer advisor and an executive board secretary for the Student Government Association (SGA). She was also invited to become a member of the Curry College Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration.
"I chose Curry because I didn't just want to be a face in the crowd. I wanted to have those close-knit relationships with other students; I wanted to get to know my professors."
She was also elected President of the Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society. Named for the famous inventor who was an early chancellor at Curry College, its purpose is to recognize and promote academic excellence through a variety of activities at Curry. Members serve as a resource for the Academic Deans and the faculty, and recommend ways the academic environment of the College can be enriched.
"I was so excited when I finally got the acceptance letter into AGB. It was something that I had been striving for since day one at Curry. It's a nice reward for doing well in classes and being so involved on campus."
But Christine admits this wasn't always the case, harkening back to her early days as a first-year student.
"I was that student - very shy and nervous to meet new people - I kept my door closed and wasn't very involved outside the classroom when I first got to Curry. But at some point, I made a conscious decision to get out of my comfort zone and started making things happen."
As a business management student facilitator she now mentors first-year students in her major, helping them make the same transition she made years earlier. She not only advises students on things like better study habits and proper ways to create business presentations for class, but also guides them on the ins and outs of being a college student in general.
"Through all of the activities I've been a part of, I have met friends from different residence halls, majors and backgrounds. Getting out of my room and getting involved at Curry has only enriched my college experience."
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