The Business Fellows Experience

What our alumni say about the program:

"Being a part of the Business Fellows program has provided me with the opportunity to expand my network, gain experience in leadership positions, and travel the country and around the world. These experiences will not only help me succeed in my career after graduation, but have also taught me so much as an individual."

- Kimberly Gersh '15
Kimberly majored in entrepreneurship and works for CBSSports.com.


"The Business Fellows program has shaped me into a passionate leader and a confident and knowledgable young professional. The friendships and connections I have made through the program with both my peers and faculty have helped me form an invaluable network that not only supported me here at Elon, but into my future in the corporate world."

- Melissa Kenealy '15
Melissa double majored in finance and accounting and works for KPMG.


"As a result of the Business Fellows program, I was exposed to ideas, people, industries, and cultures I might not have otherwise considered.  It was through this period of growth that I discovered my interest in entrepreneurship."

- Austin Rhoads '14
Austin double majored in international business and marketing and works for Vero Water. Austin is also a Venture for America fellow.


"I have most enjoyed getting the opportunity to experience so many unique opportunities. From being in the Business Fellows program, I have been able to travel to Mexico during Winter Term my first year and to New York for a networking trip my junior year. I was also able to advise a company during my senior capstone."

- D. Patrick Brown '14
Patrick double majored in economics and political science and works for Transact Capital.


“The Business Fellows program helped me gain experience with teamwork, networking and leadership. The best part of the program was the friendships I formed and the doors the program opened up for me.”

- Stephanie Blonchek '12
Stephanie majored in accounting and marketing and works for Ernst and Young.


“The best part about the program for me was the trip to Mexico. It showed us the importance of international relations and the importance of understanding other cultures. The program also helped me set myself apart from other candidates during the job interview process.”

- Joe Patterson '12
Joe majored in economics and now attends Notre Dame School of Law.


“The program has taught me valuable leadership skills that I have been able to translate to the business world. It has also helped me to gain networking opportunities with professionals that I would not have had otherwise.”

- Allison Brewer '12
Allison majored in accounting and works for Cherry, Bekaert and Holland.