Five rising seniors participated in the annual Comcast Job Shadow summer program during the second two weeks of June. Ariana O’Leary, Emily Wynne, Kaitlin McGuire, Abby McClatchy and Liz Callahan experienced the a wide range of the Comcast operation, including rotations through the corporate operation (human resources, marketing, advertising, customer service) and the engineering/technical and systems side of the business. The participants, under the guidance of veteran Comcast managers Jacqueline Smith and Katie Barrett, and VP Adrian O’Leary, provided a culminating overview of their experience to an audience of parents and Comcast corporate leaders.
The students’ shadowing experience was capped with participation in a Women in Business Forum at Villanova University. The Comcast Summer program planted the seeds for the Senior Capstone program, which provides Villa Maria students with authentic career and inquiry-based experiences.