sional Readiness Center (CPRC) and
department of Alumni Services are
Alumni Internship Program.
fessional connection between working
alumni and current students seeking in-
ternships, according to Monica Mattioli,
executive director of alumni operations.
students need internships to graduate and
get jobs and our alumni want to provide
CPRC, said she hopes the program will be-
come another way for alumni to get in-
volved with their alma mater.
dents, especially those
who need internship
hours to graduate,"
she said. "It's also a
great way for alumni
to give back to their
gram's pilot program last summer, com-
pleting a sales and marketing internship at
Nissan North America's Northeastern Re-
gional Office in Somerset, N.J.
a short time Gary Frigo, '81, regional vice
president of the Northeastern Regional
Office, responded with an opportunity.
Students were notified of the internship
through email and encouraged to apply
through the CPRC, which was where Clif-
nounced that our
said. "I thought it would be an excellent
opportunity for a student who was inter-
ested in marketing and sales to have a
month or two `in the real world' and to ex-
perience the very competitive automobile
industry. I know I would have loved an op-
portunity like that when I was at Bona's."
understanding of how marketing works
outside the classroom.
ford said. "I also gained an understanding
began work at the Royal Bank of
Division 1 athlete, and member
of Students in Money Manage-
ment (SIMM), efficiently manag-
ing a busy schedule is nothing
new to this financial analyst.
demics, his athletics, his social
life, and his extracurricular activi-
the athletes are, because they
know that if they're looking for
someone who's going to dedi-
cate a majority of their day to
becoming better at a job ... ath-
letes are the ones who can man-
age their time really well, and
they're used to waking up early
in the morning and having no
breaks," he said.
schedule he learned to bal-
ance, however, but also to
the broadness of his major.
direction he wanted to take
with his future, but majoring
in mathematics exposed him
to a number of options and
allowed him to "fall in love
to help me," Murphy said.
Whether he was doing class-
work or applying for jobs, he
recalls that he could always
turn to the Bonaventure fac-
House every Wednesday
evening humbled him and
gave him a strong incentive
kind of puts things in per-
spective," he said. He saw in
how fortunate he was and
how much he owed those
who had helped him, and
he became determined not
to take these privileges for