Providing opportunities for students to network and connect with local businesses is a key pathway toward securing internships and jobs upon graduation. Immaculata University strives to enhance these connections by engaging and creating partnerships with local businesses in Chester County and beyond.
During the spring semester, several of Immaculata’s business partners attended a corporate and community partnership breakfast event where they networked with fellow employers and were able to hear from two Immaculata students and their internship supervisor on the benefits to both the student and employer about the internship experience.
Kelli Dombroski ’23, who attended the event before graduating in May with a degree in business management and data analytics, is a perfect example of the benefits of these partnerships. She secured an internship with Customers Bank at their headquarters in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania as a data analyst during the summer of 2021. They invited her back the following summer to do an internship with their specialty lending internet team.
Oriana Weatherington ’23 worked with another Immaculata partner, Piazza Management Company, during the 2023 spring semester as a human resource intern and receptionist. She also graduated in May with a double major in business and human resources management and a double minor in legal studies and entrepreneurship.
Out of Immaculata’s 450+ corporate partners, 81 attended the event that included companies in health care, education, accounting, finance, banking, municipal government and the military. Of those 81 in attendance, 23 provided internships for Immaculata students during the 2022–2023 academic year.