When Brooke Curran ’16 joined Isenberg in the fall of 2013 from Eastern Connecticut University, she was in search of a rudder. “Since then,” she says, “I’ve seen a huge change in my attitude, professionalism, and motivation. I may never have discovered my many new passions and motivations if it weren’t for my Isenberg classes, peers, professors, and mentors.”
Last summer, an internship with USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs challenged Brooke to make the most of her Isenberg-acquired business skills. The organization is the national governing body for volleyball in the United States. Back at Isenberg, Brooke has been an active mentor to transfer students, helping them navigate the school’s resources and challenges.
While Brooke continues to develop her business skill set through hospitality, marketing, and other courses, she ultimately plans to make a difference as a marketer in the beauty and fashion industry. In her stylish blog, The BrookeBook, she regularly evaluates beauty products, strategies, and social issues. The latter includes the professional image of women, which she hopes to change for the better. “I want to right the misperception that women need to completely alter themselves or give up part of their lives to be successful,” she explains. “That includes demolishing the idea of a glass ceiling that stops us from reaching our full potential.”