“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[…]

“The best way to stay authentic, is to find your purpose and passion in life.” – Kevin Rice

Kevin Rice received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut in 1973. He then went on to receive two master’s degrees from the University of West Florida and University of La Verne in 1977 and 1985. He spent 17 years from 1978 to 2001 as Director of Business Management for Lockheed Read more about “The best way to stay authentic, is to find your purpose and passion in life.” – Kevin Rice[…]

“It’s not about being comfortable, it’s about being exposed.” – Michael Ford

Michael Ford is the Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, for BDP International. Ford has worked at BDP international for 41 years. He is a melting pot of knowledge, that is constantly overflowing with international affairs information. Michael Ford takes great pride in not only his prestigious job, but his teaching career at St Read more about “It’s not about being comfortable, it’s about being exposed.” – Michael Ford[…]

“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[…]