For senior Management major Lauren Casaceli ’15, Isenberg’s strongest suit has been her relationships with students, faculty, staff members, and alumni. “The energy and community feel that you get when you walk into Isenberg is unmatched,” she remarks. And “the alumni that I’ve met have been so helpful to me and my fellow students. They’ve allowed us to have a better idea of the types of careers that we want to pursue after graduation.”
Lauren plans on a career that will combine her passions for human resources, project management, and event planning. Last summer, as a human resources intern with EMC’s RSA Security Division, she contributed to company-wide HR initiatives, including the firm’s annual compensation program, its organization talent review, and quarterly HR metrics. She also helped run biweekly luncheons that brought RSA executives and other employees together. And she assisted with fundraising for charity: water, an RSA initiative that secures clean water in disadvantaged communities around the world.
Back at Isenberg, Lauren is co-president of the school’s dynamic Women in Business club and student chair of the second annual day-long Women of Isenberg Conference. Last year’s event attracted 150 students and faculty, who heard 30 alumnae panelists discuss key career and work/life balance issues. The Isenberg senior is also an assistant in the school’s Chase Career Center and a Twitter Ambassador, who tweets the school’s events on social media.
“All of these roles have helped define who I am today,” notes Lauren. It’s given her a great springboard for a business career that she hopes will bring “positive change and create policies, programs, and events that inspire others.”