“We’re very excited that DePauw has an outstanding track record of first-destination experiences for our graduating seniors,” says Dave Berque, associate vice president of Student Academic Life, dean of academic life and executive director of the Hubbard Center. “Some seniors know exactly what they’re going to do and have those opportunities secured as early as fall their senior year. For other seniors, the final plans fall into place closer to commencement.”
Regardless of the time frame, Berque says, members of DePauw’s Class of 2019 are prepared for success in business, graduate school, internships and beyond.
Learn more about these graduates and their pathways to become leaders the world needs.
Zachary Williams ’19
Hometown: Avon, Ind.
Destination: ADP associate, Roche Diagnostics
DePauw prepared me for this job by putting me in situations where I had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with business professionals and executives on a weekly basis, which made me comfortable speaking in a variety of professional situations.
I interned for Roche Diagnostics in finance, for Delta Air Lines in sales/marketing and for JPMorgan Chase supporting adviser-client relationships. I also was a four-year varsity athlete for DePauw football and a team captain.
The combination of these professional experiences in different areas of business and in different industries gave me a vast understanding of a variety of business models. And my time with DePauw football prepared me for experiences in different team environments in these varying professional settings.
DePauw isn’t going to force you to take advantage of the opportunities it provides; you have to seek them out and seize them.
Hanifa Hotelwala ’19
Major: computer science
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Destination: software developer at USAA, San Antonio, Texas
DePauw introduced me to professors who have my best interest in mind at all times, especially in the computer science department. As a first-generation college student, connections are something I didn't have. But I secured this position at the Grace Hopper Conference—the largest women in tech conference in the U.S.—I attended through a scholarship the computer science department found for me.
Interviews were something that I got really nervous about. I did several mock interviews with the Hubbard Center to become confident for my real interviews.
At DePauw I’ve been a member of the executive board for Women in Computer Science, co-chair of Robotics Club and I am also a part of the Information Technology Associates Program.
Molly Brennan ’19
Destination: Salesforce, Chicago
As a recruiting coordinator, I will support the recruiting team by scheduling interviews with internal and external candidates, arranging travel accommodations and generating offer letters. I’m excited to interact with all levels within the organization in order to execute the recruitment process, as well as support special projects.
After studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a semester, I fell in love with the city and started looking for employment opportunities there. I’m excited to be able to utilize my Spanish with Salesforce and hope to transfer to one of the offices in Spain or Buenos Aires.
Networking and keeping in touch with employers are stressed by DePauw. My interviewer told me that one of the things that got me the job was my persistence in keeping in touch with her and each recruiter I spoke with over the course of four months.
DePauw fostered my passion for international experiences, and I’m excited to be working for a company with an international market where I can use and strengthen my Spanish.
Liam Byrnes '19
Major: musical arts; minor: political science
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Destination: English teaching assistantship in Thailand, Fulbright U.S. student program
The Fulbright program places an emphasis on both effective teaching and meaningful cultural exchange, both tasks I am excited to fulfill.
Many DePauw faculty and staff contributed to my Fulbright application, something I am extremely grateful for. Hubbard Center staff, while faculty members reviewed my materials and interviewed me for the role.
My time as a first-year mentor and on the debate team were essential in helping me build leadership and public speaking skills that enabled me to be successful in communicating and teaching in a new environment. Off-campus, my work teaching in prisons was strong experience to help me prepare for teaching classes in Thailand.
It was an honor to be nominated for and win the Walker Cup, an award that has such a long history at DePauw. Though I think quantifying one’s contributions to DePauw is an impossible task, it meant a lot to celebrate the ways the other finalists and I have tried to make this institution a better place for all students. I feel very grateful to have been blessed with so many phenomenal peers, staff and faculty who have supported my DePauw journey.
Rachele Miller ’19
Major: economics, minor: history
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
Destination: functional consultant in the Salesforce Practice at Appirio
DePauw challenged me both inside and outside of the classroom by constantly asking me thought-provoking questions. I found people who supported me through not only the hard times, but also the good times. Many times DePauw was not easy, and I did not believe that I could do it. But I had professors and staff members who always believed in me. I am thankful for the new, life-changing opportunities I experienced that helped me grow to become more self-assured and outgoing.
At DePauw I participated in women’s golf. I was co-president of Women in Economics and Business, a management fellow and a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Additionally, I completed internships at Rally Appraisal, Circle K, CMG Worldwide and Roche Diagnostics.
Appirio is a company that has strong DePauw connections and, without the help of the McDermond Center, I would not have found such a great opportunity for me. I have worked for a variety of different sizes and kinds of companies during my internships, which I hope will serve me well when working with clients in the consulting industry. DePauw taught me how to give professional presentations and improve my problem-solving skills, two of the most important qualities in a consultant.
More 2019 Destinations
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|Abigail Martin||Peace Corps
|Alexa Jenkins||Notre Dame
|Alison Grimm||SVM, LP
|Anna Davlin||Ford Motor Company
|Anne Grujanac||Peace Corps
|Benton Turner||West Monroe Partners
Consultant, Operations Excellence
|Bo Shimmin||Fulbright Award
|Brooke Bandy||Goldman Sachs
|Charlie Nash||Messina Group
|Chase Wright||Morris Higham Management
|Emily Green||Loyola University
|Emily Troyer||Eli Lilly & Co.
|Erica Rapelje||Eli Lilly & Co.
|Grant Woods||Columbia University
Commercial Strategy Analyst
|Marko Mavrovic||Georgetown University
|Matthew Labus||Eli Lilly & Co.
|Meghan Sink||Case Western Reserve
|Mengting Li||Columbia University
|Nelson Blake||Fulbright Award
|Peper Langhout||Fulbright Award
|Quincy Ballard||Indiana University
Business Development Associate
|Sara Schwomeyer||Sincerely Hers
|Stephanie Ramos||Fulbright Award
|Zachary Johns||Eli Lilly & Co.
|Kylee Rippy||FOX 59 Indianapolis|