|FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS|
|CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS||MAY 2014|
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Student Spotlight: Christina Parent
My name is Christina Parent and I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in management within the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. I am a Salisbury local, so to say that the Eastern Shore holds a soft place in my heart would be an understatement. I have always wanted to go to Salisbury University because my dad graduated in 1999 with a degree in information systems and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.
My first career opportunity came when I was just 17. I started working for a local community bank as a part-time teller while still finishing my last year of high school. From this experience I gained a wealth of knowledge on different business aspects including finance, accounting and management. Soon after high school graduation, I moved to western Maryland where I started at another position as a part-time teller at a small community focused bank, while attending Anne Arundel Community College. In May 2012, I graduated from AACC with an associateâ€™s degree in business administration.
Through the combination of work experience and business education, I found that the only way to become as successful as those in my family would be for me to further my education in business. This decision led me back to the eastern shore in January 2013 as I enrolled in my first semester at Salisbury University.
This past March, I became a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and this achievement has solidified in my mind that Iâ€™m exactly where I am meant to be. I am currently finishing up my last year at Salisbury University and will be graduating in fall 2014. I plan to graduate with honors (hopefully summa cum laude, like my dad) and then continue my education at Salisbury by enrolling in the M.B.A program.
With the help of Salisbury University, the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business and my family, my dreams have the chance of becoming reality.
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