Student Achievements

Nick Kolenda '12

Nick Kolenda '12

While attending Stonehill, Nick gained extensive academic research experience in both Marketing and Psychology. Shortly after graduation, he presented a research paper on subconscious information processing at the Association for Psychological Science national conference. A few months later, Nick accompanied two Stonehill professors to the American Marketing Association Summer Educator’s Conference in Chicago to present a paper they wrote on knowledge transfer in Marketing.

Nick has written several other research papers currently being under review for publication in academic journals, covering topics such as:

  • Hypnosis
  • Juror confidence
  • Consumer decision making

He currently works as a marketing research analyst at Applied Marketing Science, a consulting firm near Boston. At AMS, he does survey design, survey fielding, data analysis, and client presentation design. He has had an opportunity to work for clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications, healthcare, mining equipment, and aerospace technology.

Corinne Sherman

 Corinne Sherman ’11

Following graduation, Corinne worked in New York for SheSpeaks as a Program Manager executing and analyzing marketing campaigns for a variety of brands including Johnson & Johnson’s Carefree, S.C Johnson’s, Torani, Peeled Snacks and Simple Skincare for Walgreens.

She is currently a social business analyst on eBay’s Global Social Analytics Team in San Jose, Calif., using social media strategy, business analysis and problem solving to develop reporting for social business success metrics across eBay globally. She was recruited for the position based on her exemplary job as a PayPal intern during college.

While at Stonehill, Corinne completed numerous internships:

  • Product Strategy Intern at PayPal in San Jose, Calif.
  • Marketing/Business Development Intern at SheSpeaks in New York
  • Marketing Intern at MEGA International in Raynham, Mass.
  • Business Development Intern at WaterOne Tech in Amston, Conn.

Corinne was in the Moreau Honors Program and also finished first in her major. In addition, she was:

  • President of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business
  • A member of the Lambda Epsilon Sigma Stonehill Honors Society
  • Vice President of the Marketing Management Association
  • A Senator in the Student Government Association

Janna Stanke ’11

During her Stonehill career, Janna spent a semester in London with an international internship with a nonprofit, and was a participant of Development Fundraising Leaders Institute.

These experiences led her to want to pursue a career within the nonprofit sector. She found support from the business faculty, Career Services, The Center for Nonprofit Management, and Office of Intercultural Affairs.

Upon graduation, she started a paid internship with Father Bill’s & MainSpring Development Office, gaining experience working with fundraising software and assisting with creating marketing materials for the organization’s annual fundraiser.

After a few months Janna was offered a position within the department as a development assistant and later promoted to database coordinator. In 2012, she joined American Fundraising Professionals, and applied to graduate school to get an MBA in nonprofit management.

George Whetstone ’09

Since graduating George has been working for TechTarget, the largest online publishing network of B2B IT editorial content, owning and operating more than 150 technology-specific sites and serving the IT market for news, product updates, and much more.

In his role as major account manager, George works with marketing departments of clients at the largest IT companies in the world — Symantec, Cisco, HP, etc., which want to take advantage of TechTarget’s unique targeting capabilities and develops marketing campaigns.

George says he feels his undergraduate studies in Marketing/Business and his competitive drive from a lifetime of sports, have served him well in his professional surroundings, first in Newton, Mass., and now in San Francisco.

Other Career Successes

Class of 2012 graduates obtained such positions as:

  • Marketing communications manager, State Street Global Advisors
  • Junior sales/marketing associate, Shields Health Care Group
  • Marketing product assistant, W.B. Mason
  • Online marketing associate, Edvisors
  • Web marketing coordinator, SmartPak
  • Marketing representative, Visibility Corporation