From Co-Op to Career: Hawk Continues Her Work with Comcast After Graduation
Rebecca Rosati ’17 entered Saint Joseph’s University with one primary objective: to be prepared and qualified for a stellar full-time job upon graduation.
To say that she achieved this goal would be an understatement.
Thanks to the Haub School of Business’ Accelerated Cooperative Education Program (Co-op), the finance and business intelligence & analytics double major worked full-time for two companies well before her time at SJU came to an end — Porter & Curtis, LLC, a commercial and casualty insurance brokerage, and Comcast.
At her placements, Rosati says she “built lasting connections which ultimately led to a full-time job offer.”
Today, the Bucks County, Pennsylvania native is an analyst in Comcast’s Business Process Effectiveness department.
“What I liked most about the Co-op program was that it gave me a taste of the corporate world while I was still in college,” Rosati says. “I frequently balanced several projects simultaneously and presented weekly status updates to our VP, which developed my communication and presentation skills.”
The HSB Co-op program allows students to complete two semesters of paid, full-time work —one during sophomore year and the other in junior year — while still receiving their undergraduate degree in four years. On average, 60 percent of SJU Co-Op students are hired by one of their placement companies after graduation, like Rosati.
“Co-op students enter the full-time job search with significant corporate experience,” says Todd Krug, Ph.D., director of the program. “This comparatively strong start places them on an accelerated path for promotion and success.”
Rosati looks forward to continuing her to develop her career with Comcast, thanks to her strong start.
“Haub graduates come to Comcast equipped to make significant contributions right away. The skills they learn and foundation they develop at Saint Joseph’s University are among the best in the region.”
Stephen Perez ’08 (EMBA)
VP – Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team