“Be able to manage, mitigate and escalate project risk as they arise” – Erica Shear

Erica Shear is a Massachuset native who wanted to go to school in a large city, so she ended up at Temple University’s Fox School where she received a degree in International Business. In 2015, Erica interned with Aetna International, a CVS Health company, and has been with the company ever since. For the last Read more about “Be able to manage, mitigate and escalate project risk as they arise” – Erica Shear[…]

“Take every opportunity you get, even if it’s something you don’t have interest in you have to make the best of it” – Elisabeth Calise

Elizabeth Calise graduated from Fox School of Business in December 2015 with an International Business and MIS B.B.A, she has been working full time for Lockheed Martin since 2016 and now manages IT projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for the company. She really enjoyed IT from an early age and interned in Read more about “Take every opportunity you get, even if it’s something you don’t have interest in you have to make the best of it” – Elisabeth Calise[…]

An international business degree set me up for a really rounded education – Thomas Sternberg

Thomas Sternberg graduated from Temple with a BBA in International Business Administration and a minor in Spanish, while enrolled he was an owl ambassador, an owl team leader, and on the Division 1 Track & Field team, he also interned for the International Trade Department. Initially choosing Temple because of the impressive International Business program Read more about An international business degree set me up for a really rounded education – Thomas Sternberg[…]

“Internships are designed to show you what you don’t want to do” – Rachael Pignotti

On January 27th 2021, Rachael Pignotti addressed IBA members in our second virtual meeting of the spring 2021 semester. She graduated from Fox school of business in 2011 and is currently Senior Commercial Manager of e- commerce at Elsevier, an Amsterdam based medical publisher. During her time at Temple, she went from triple majoring to Read more about “Internships are designed to show you what you don’t want to do” – Rachael Pignotti[…]

It Was Never Just About a Coffee Company – Nick Bayer

Nick Bayer is the founder and CEO of Saxbys Coffee, a Philadelphia-based social impact and coffee company. From humble beginnings as the son of teenage parents, Nick was the first in his family to graduate college. Graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science, Government, and Economics he went on to found Saxbys in Read more about It Was Never Just About a Coffee Company – Nick Bayer[…]

Nobody Knows You Don’t Know Anyone – Lauren Swartz

Lauren Swartz is the recently appointed CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. With “Democracy Demands Discourse,” as their motto, the council was created during the cold war in an effort to promote democracy in a non-partisan way. Even though the cold war has ended decades ago, it once again looks like democracy and Read more about Nobody Knows You Don’t Know Anyone – Lauren Swartz[…]

Don’t Be Afraid to Take Detours!

Martin Miliev received a BA and MBA in International Business from Western Washington University and the University of Tampa, respectively. He chose to focus on international business because of globalization and the fact that he was an international student in the US and already spoke several languages which gave him on edge on other people Read more about Don’t Be Afraid to Take Detours![…]

International Business & Taxes

Alexander Jones went to school in the Philadelphia region, he joined LaSalle University’s leadership and global immersion program while enrolled and currently works for the world largest automotive distributor and retailer, Inchape PLC which operates on 5 continents. He has worked in Chili and has been in Argentina since March 2020. As an exit himself, Alex talked Read more about International Business & Taxes[…]

Services in Procurement

On February 12th, Scarlet Wu, spoke to our members on her experience working at Accenture.  She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Management Information Systems.  Since graduating, she has been working as a Procurement Operations Associate at Accenture, where she is responsible for processing and approving Read more about Services in Procurement[…]