Barowsky School of Business boasts grad job data

Jake Fritz ’15, Kayln Selor ’15 and high percentage of recent Barowsky School of Business graduates have jumped right into the work force.

More than 93 percent of Barowsky School of Business graduates last May already have been hired for jobs exceeding an average annual salary of $60,000 plus benefits.

After graduating, Jake Fritz became an award-winning account sales executive with Regal Wine Company, the California distributor for Jackson Family Wines, before joining Follett School Solutions. Kalyn is the training coordinator at Autodesk.

“My experience at Dominican has helped me prepare for this job opportunity by teaching me the tools for the interview process as well as growing my personal and professional network,” Kalyn says. “Dominican has also helped me realize my strengths and weakness so I can use them to my advantage.”

Jake, who worked with Follett School Solutions as an account executive for seven months from June through December 2014, rejoined the company full-time on October 19 as an account sales executive with the purchasing division of Follett.

“Dominican taught me a ton on the importance of relationships, especially with so many jobs coming from referrals and ‘knowing someone,’ ”says Jake, who also learned about time management, organization and trustworthiness as a member of the Penguins’ lacrosse team. “The same goes for school and getting an internship. If you want someone to put in a good word, you need to be accountable and be able to follow up and over deliver on the expectations.”

As of September 1, 2015 BSB graduates have secured employment at such companies as Deloitte, Charles Schwab, Chase Bank, Bank of Marin, SolarCraft and LinkedIn where Jake Bernstein '15 is a Business Leadership Program Global Sales Associate.

In addition, approximately 40 returning undergraduates in the Barowsky School of Business served in internships over the summer with an average salary of $15 an hour. Of the incoming seniors, 70 percent had summer internships including Evan Shimada ‘16, who has worked the past two summers in Beijing, China as an office assistant for Ryan Technologies, and Gina Musilliami ‘16, a transfer student who worked as a Development Sciences Project Management intern for BioMarin.

“I can say 100 percent that the Dominican experience gave me the tools to obtain and succeed in my internship,” Gina says. “Tools that helped me succeed include: learning how to network effectively, interview skills, effective communication, creating effective working relationships.”

“I was ready for my internship in China,” says Evan, who is of Japanese descent. “Everything I have learned has come from different sources. I have a lot of people helping me.”

Sam Beldona, Dean of the Barowsky School of Business, credits a close collaboration between the Careers and Internships Services office, students and the BSB faculty as being an integral component in developing effective career planning skills and job search preparation. Beldona also cited Sharon Morrison, director of Internships and Professional Development in the Barowsky School, for her contribution.

“She’s perfect for this,” Beldona says. “It’s good for our existing students and potential business students to know that they have a valuable colleague in Sharon. She helps us meet our mission.”


October 19, 2015