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Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference Shatters Attendance Record With Virtual Format

The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives

Like most events this year, Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference on November 7 was adapted into a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic. What might have been a disappointing change at first ultimately enabled hundreds of …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Ramses Taveras ’22

The financial industry intern applies lessons learned at Holy Cross to real-world business needs

Ramses Taveras ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, Jefferies Financial Group Hometown: New Haven, CT Majors: Economics and International Studies, Certificate in Finance and Banking Summer Plans This summer, I am taking part in Jefferies’ rotational program. I will spend time in …

Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Doing Their Part to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

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Holy Cross students and siblings Mary Anne ’22 and Paul Wiley ’20, together with their cousin Luke Knox ’22 and their younger brother Mathew, are designing, producing and donating face shields to local healthcare workers on the front lines of …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Spend Winter Break Interning at Presidential Campaigns

From classroom to canvassing, Holy Cross students made their time off count

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While many Holy Cross students spent winter break on … well, break … some students used the weeks between semesters to pursue their passions. On campus, a number of students attended the four-day Non-Profit Careers Conference; in New York City …

Students Learn From, Network With Alumnae at Women in Business Conference

The annual event featured keynote speaker artist Maggie O'Neill '99, panel discussions with alumnae in varying fields and networking sessions

11/06/19 by

A talk about color theory might seem like an odd topic to hear at a conference for business-minded women. Maggie O’Neill ’99, artist and co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a design and fabrication firm, begs to differ. “The idea behind color theory, …

Blog: Rodriguez ’23 Looking Forward to Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone at Holy Cross

The Boynton Beach, Florida native is interested in studying anthropology and economics 

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Name: Dariana Rodriguez ’23 Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida Interested in studying: Anthropology, business, ethics, and society, and economics Activities: Women’s Rowing Team, The Agency, Women in Business Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I wanted to spend the next four years of my life in a competitive, …

Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society Takes Business Programs at Holy Cross to Next Level

The new center gives students multiple pathways to study business at the College

“Before, we emphasized that students could ‘major in anything, succeed in business,’ but we only offered the one pathway, the co-curricular certificate of readiness through COES,” says David Chu, the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society’s director of certificate programs …

Holy Cross Alumnus Paves Way for Ethical Business Leaders

Throughout his career, Art Ciocca '59 has taken an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy

Before tech startups flocked to Silicon Valley, before entrepreneurs competed for millions in funding on the TV show “Shark Tank,” and before entrepreneurship was part of the cultural zeitgeist in the U.S., Arthur “Art” Ciocca ’59 saw entrepreneurship as the …

No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

Students find endless ways to combine their academic passions with hands-on experience

03/25/19 by

College can often feel like a linear journey — take a few classes, decide on a major, join a club or two, fulfill your requirements and graduate in four years. For many, though, that path is much less precise. Interested …

Holy Cross Launches Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society

Center will offer distinctively liberal arts approach to the study of business

College of the Holy Cross has launched a new center for the study of business, with a liberal arts emphasis on the question of how business can contribute to the common good. The mission of the new Carlyse and Arthur …

Holy Cross Alumnae at the Helm of Puerto Rican Media Company Mix Business and Social Justice

The Ferré Rangel sisters discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, responding with 'grit' at the Women in Business Conference

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“Close your eyes and think about it for one second: no power, no internet, no communication, complete silence and complete isolation,” says María Eugenia Ferré Rangel ’89, chief communications officer of Grupo Ferré Rangel, a Puerto Rican company whose holdings …

Backing the Underserved: Alumna Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm to Fund Women, Minority and Military Veterans

Mary Iafelice '11 named to Forbes 2018 Social Entrepreneurship '30 Under 30'

If anyone’s surprised that a philosophy degree could lead to a career in venture capital, it’s Mary Iafelice ’11. “When I graduated from Holy Cross with my degree in philosophy, I thought I was going to stay in academia,” Iafelice …

Entrepreneurship: It’s Not Just for Business

New course explains how businesses are started, why only some thrive and that, ultimately, entrepreneurship is a way of thinking

“Why are all the good ideas already taken?” The rhetorical — and exasperated — question came from a senior during a three-minute brainstorm in which students in Holy Cross’ new Entrepreneurship course were asked to create a list of nagging …

Photos: Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Funding in Annual ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Over $13,500 in prizes awarded to six lucky winners

It was a funding frenzy last Thursday as the College of the Holy Cross hosted its sixth annual “Shark Tank” competition, based on the popular television show. Held by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies, students with innovative ideas for …

2017 Sanctae Crucis Award Recipients Continue to Live Holy Cross Mission

Five distinguished alumni are recognized for their professional achievement and commitment to service, faith and justice

“You offer a strong voice to the powerless, relief to the oppressed and justice to the wronged.” “You have worked tirelessly to remove barriers to access and provide first-quality dental services for Rhode Island’s infants, children and the underserved.” “Your …

Find Your Power Center: GE’s Deirdre Latour ’95 Offers Advice to Students at Women in Business Conference

Students spent a day learning and networking with alumnae at annual conference

“Figure out who you are and devise a life around it.” This was the advice Deirdre Latour ’95 offered to students and alumnae at the 12th annual Women in Business Conference at the College of the Holy Cross. Latour, who …

Startup Company Founded by Brendan Candon ’10 Poised to Become the eBay of the Sporting Goods Industry

Forbes Magazine praised the company, SidelineSwap, for making sports more affordable

When Brendan Candon ’10 played on the varsity lacrosse team at Holy Cross, he received all the equipment he needed: sticks, gloves, pads, you name it. It was a few years after graduation, when he was volunteering as a coach …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Student to Address 700+ Attendees at Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 will discuss her new jewelry brand and her goal to empower young women and girls

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If presenting a final project to a classroom of 20 peers is anxiety-inducing for some college students, speaking to a room of more than 700 business professionals about your entrepreneurial passion is a whole new level of pressure. Mary Kate …

First-Year Student Named Winner of Holy Cross Shark Tank Competition

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Just three years ago, Paul Wiley ’20 founded PW Industries, which specializes in custom, handcrafted executive products and jewelry for the promotional products industry. Now, as his business is booming with customers like Lamborghini and the College of the Holy …