Kasey Sullivan graduated in 2015 with a BSBA in management. She now works as a recruiting associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
Current job: Recruiting Associate for the Technology Advantage practice in North America at the Boston Consulting Group
Main job responsibilities: I review resumes, manage our applicant tracking system and schedule interviews for all our Technology Advantage candidates. In addition, I manage the MBA recruitment process (from reviewing resumes to conversion) for two of our core schools.
What do you like best about your job?
I love the people. They constantly challenge me to think about new ways to streamline the recruiting process and how we can give our candidates the best experience. Also it makes me so happy when a candidate finally accepts an offer after making it through the rigorous interview process. There is nothing more satisfying than an offer accept to a recruiter!
What have you been up to since graduating?
After graduation I moved back to Massachusetts, where I am originally from, and into an apartment in Boston with two other Elon grads. I started at BCG as a Recruiting Assistant for the Technology Advantage practice the summer after I graduated and was promoted to Recruiting Associate in July 2017. This past fall I started a part time MBA program at Suffolk University and hope to finish by spring 2020.
How did the Love School of Business prepare you for your career?
During my senior year the business school was starting to roll out different tracks for management majors. I was extremely interested in pursuing the HR track but knew I wouldn’t be able to complete it by the time I graduated. However, I am so lucky that I was able to take Staffing of Organizations and Performance Management and Total Rewards classes with Dr. Lyons to learn more about the HR field and confirm that this way something I wanted to do. What I learned in the Performance Management and Total Rewards helped me better understand the compensation break down in my offer letter from BCG as well as explain BCG’s compensation structure to our candidates.
How did Elon’s liberal arts curriculum help strengthen your understanding of your business major and your overall educational experience?
When I first came to Elon I thought I might want to major in Psychology. I took a few Psych classes, which I enjoyed, but I ended up being more interested in my classes at the business school. However, I’m glad I was able to have exposure to the College of Arts and Sciences and the Love School of Business because both ended up being relevant in my career. To succeed in the HR field you have a balance of business intelligence and emotional intelligence.
What did you enjoy most about being an Love School of Business student?
I really enjoyed the sense of community in the LSB. There were always students doing homework together, events for different clubs featuring potential employers and professors available for extra help or just to catch up. I chose Elon because it was a small school and I wanted my professors to know me by name. Being a part of the LSB community really made me feel supported and valued.
What advice do you have for current Love School of Business students?
Get involved with some of the many organizations on campus and when you find one or two you are really passionate go for a leadership position. This will give you the chance to develop your time management and people skills outside of the classroom. Also always be open to making connections. You never know who might be able to help you land a job!
- Campus Recreation, Facilities Manager and Co-Hiring Chair
- Panhellenic Council, Director of Recruitment
- Alpha Omicron Pi, Assistant Treasurer
- Sigma Iota Epsilon, Member
- Omicron Delta Kappa, Member
- EMG Corporation
As of 1/2/18