Major Monday – Marketing and Entrepreneurship

This week’s Major Monday features Mrs. Roma, the Operations Specialist for Lowell Catholic.

1. What did you major in in college?  Where did you go to college?

I double majored in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Babson College.

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2. Is this your original major?  If not, what was your original major?  Why did you change?

Yes.  All students at Babson receive the same degree but concentrate in certain areas (Marketing and Entrepreneurship).  I did  not change.

3. What made you choose this major?

I hope to start my own business someday so I felt that a variety of different business classes would make this possible. My original dream was to  open my own summer camp.  My husband and I would  like to start our own business when my children are grown.

4. What classes/topics did you enjoy studying the most while in college?

I loved my freshmen class called: freshmen Management Experience.  In this class of 60, we received a loan from the school and ran our own business.  My class created a dry cleaning service for the student population.  I was in the Human Resources Department and learned how challenging it is to please others and motivate employees.  Another class, Marketing for Entrepreneurs, had us create our own 50 page business plan with 4 other students.  The group work in college helped me polish my people skills.

5. What advice do you have for students looking to study your major?

My advice is for business students and those students who do not really know what major they are looking to pursue.  I feel strongly that a business degree would always be of value.  In every industry –  healthcare, education, manufacturing, hospitality, etc., business skills can be utilized.

Thank you for sharing Mrs. Roma!

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