“Isenberg has given me the confidence to tackle anything that comes my way. It’s enabled me to step outside of my comfort zone,” explains management major Abigail Wells ’15. The Isenberg senior’s “can-do” perspective gained considerable mileage last summer in a sales and marketing internship with the Hingham-based start-up, karmadata. The company integrates, standardizes, and clarifies health care-related Big Data, aiding decision making by consumers, providers, and others. “I officially caught the start-up bug,” Abby recalls. “The company’s hunger and drive was inspiring. Every day, I was excited to go to work.”
Last year, Abby was a key player as a co-chair in another start-up, Isenberg’s inaugural Women of Isenberg Conference. The event attracted 150 students and faculty, who heard 30 alumnae panelists discuss key career and work/life balance issues.
“I am also passionate about socially responsible B Corps companies and believe that giving back should be valued alongside a company’s business accomplishments,” she continues. “For me, an Isenberg course that explored business ethics was among my most valuable.” That commitment was evident in Abby’s role as an Outreach Intern in 2013 with Team IMPACT in Quincy. The venture pairs children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses with student athletes and their college teams.
No surprise, then, to witness Abby’s own bottom line: “Thanks to Isenberg, I will stop at nothing to succeed and will never forget to give back to others in the process.”