Jessica Harris '06

July 25, 2013

Major: Business Administration (Marketing)

Minor: Theatre Arts

Residence: Prospect Heights, Ill.

What are you doing now?
I'm a working actress in the Chicago market. I am working in commercials, voice over, print, and improv theatre.

Why did you choose SJC?
Because I had so much fun visiting my older sister when she was there.

As a student, what was your experience like at SJC?
I met my two best friends the first night on campus, still my dear friends to this day. I loved the environment and the professors were wonderful…

What experiences did you appreciate most in the department of your major?
I really appreciate the Business Department's desire to produce well rounded students. The Business Networking event is a great example of that. It was so helpful going into the working world and attending events knowing how to "behave" versus acting like a college student.

How were the faculty members in your department helpful to you?
I always felt that the majority of the professors cared about the students. They wanted us to enjoy our education and college experience!

While I am not working in a traditional business setting, the education I received 100% helps me to navigate my "business" and the marketing of my brand in my industry. I am very grateful for my awesome professors, who brought their experience and stories to class every day.

How did the Core Program integrate with your major?
Core was amazing. I think just being able to discuss ideas and different viewpoints in Core carries over to all areas of life. Listening and communicating effectively IS business.

What advice would you give to a prospective student looking to major in Business Administration at SJC?
I am sorry you'll miss out on Professor Schenk.

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    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

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    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

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    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

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    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

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    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

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    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

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    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


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    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

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    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.