Doris Osei, 2020

Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Major: Communication Arts  

“The networks and connections here are amazing. I’m awestruck.”

Freshman Doris Osei came to STAC and hit the ground running.   

She’s already taken advantage of campus workshops and speaker series (one of which led to a change of major). She sits among leaders in her class as vice president of the Class of 2020 SGA board. She’s training to become a career ambassador. And she’s already working on landing two internships – one with Morgan Stanley and one with The Emma Bowen Foundation, an organization that helps prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. She even has a KPMG Mentor from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who is teaching her valuable lessons about business and social-media etiquette and interview skills. 

“Everyone here is willing to help you, from career development to professors to the resident assistants,” Doris says. “There is no one here who doesn’t want you to do well and be the best you can be.”

She says the small class sizes and welcoming campus feel drove her decision to attend STAC. She says the college has exceeded her expectations.

“I could just feel the friendliness and the community spirit when I visited,” she says.

“You can’t go wrong here. The support is incredible. It’s a family.”

Although she first enrolled as an education major, a campus panel discussion led by junior and senior communication majors and alumni quickly changed her mind.

“When an alum who now works at CNBC spoke to us…it just felt like me,” Doris says.

Although she still has three years before she graduates, Doris thinks she wants a career in the business side of the media industry. She’s also thinking about pursuing an MBA degree, so she declared minors in human resources and marketing.

“STAC is the best place to come because the professors really care about you learning something that you can take with you into your career,” Doris says. “I know that I’ll leave here saying that I learned a lot about my major and my chosen profession.”