Finding Her Future
During her junior year, Michaela was offered the opportunity to apply for an internship thanks, in part, to a valuable professional connection through her adviser, Professor of Business Betty Kane. Michaela landed the internship at Nasdaq-Center for Board Excellence (CBE), a private corporate governance consulting firm in downtown Greensboro.
“I am very thankful that the Business program offers students the chance to gain real-world experience outside of the classroom and establish professional connections,” she says.
”Advising and supporting students is the most important work that I do, and much of it happens outside the classroom,” says Professor of Business Betty Kane. “Partners like Nasdaq-Center for Board Excellence work closely with us to identify strong students and then provide excellent opportunities for these students to leverage their academic experiences. Michaela and others have been able to find after-college employment through these connections.”
Micheala’s internship spanned more than a year and resulted in a full-time position after graduation. She now works to address the need for more gender and racial diversity and representation on company boards and to promote more environmentally conscious business practices.
“I am very passionate about the corporate governance work we do at Nasdaq-CBE. I want to continue to gain applicable experience that will make me competitive for a top MBA program in the future,” Michaela says. “I strongly believe that my experiences at Guilford and with the Business Department, specifically, have prepared me for the rigorous level of work associated with advanced graduate programs.”
Her goal is to gain more professional experience and then attend the London Business School to receive her MBA, concentrated in compliance or governance. Michaela is particularly interested in topics of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing that works to measure and promote the sustainability and positive societal impact of business.