For Gina Giudice ’20, choosing to attend the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University was a no-brainer. When applying to schools, Syracuse University had everything she wanted in her college experience: school spirit and sports, a large campus, a variety of organizations to get involved in, a top-rated business school and a strong alumni network.
Giudice, a first-generation college student from Middletown, Delaware, is a senior majoring in marketing management and minoring in psychology.
Recently, she was inducted into Whitman’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society that welcomes top-performing students from each class. Giudice is also president of The Women’s Network, a student-run organization at Syracuse University that promotes women’s empowerment and networking, as well as the fundraising chair for Alpha Xi Delta, a Greek organization of which she is a member.
“The most beneficial aspect of my education at Whitman are the skills I have learned through the IMPRESS program, the career services advisors and the events they schedule and the amazing professors,” Gina says. “I know that after graduation, I am fully equipped to build my career.”
Giudice has had a variety of professional experiences during her time at Syracuse University. Her first internship was at Born in Brooklyn Media in Brooklyn, New York as a marketing and communications intern. The company is a small media production firm owned by two Syracuse alumni, Leslie King ’16 and Joe Mauceri ’08, as well as Kenton Young, a renowned videographer. Working at a small company allowed Giudice to be heavily involved in a variety of media-based projects and make impactful decisions for clients. This past summer, Giudice worked as a media planning intern for a larger firm, MediaCom. In this position, she focused more on research and utilizing database programs. She has also been a campus brand ambassador for L.L. Bean and Dorm Room Movers.
“I enjoyed having the experience of working at both a large and small firm to better understand what companies to apply to for full-time positions once I graduate,” she explains.
Upon graduation, Giudice hopes to live and work in New York City. She stressed that company culture will play a major role in her job search, as she values having autonomy in her positions, the ability to contribute ideas and accessibility to network with colleagues.
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