Gajdzisz Feature:Sellinger Mentoring Program Pairs Enthusiasm With Excellence

April 10, 2013

Check out a story about a Loyola swimmer that's involved in the Sellinger Mentoring Program that was featured on Loyola's website. 

Kelly Gajdzisz, ’14, began her college search while attending Scotch Plains Fanwood High School in New Jersey and visited dozens of schools. But it all clicked when she came to Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business. When she decided to attend, she would never have expected she would soon be getting career advice from an executive from one of the largest asset management firms in the world.

“I wanted a program in business economics with a strong alumni network and resources for my job search after graduation,” said Gajdzisz. “The mentoring opportunities available at Loyola really made the Sellinger School stand out.”

As she entered her sophomore year, Gajdzisz was inducted into Sellinger Scholars, an honors business program that prepares high-achieving undergraduates for roles in leadership. She immediately took advantage of one of the Scholars’ networking resources, the Sellinger Mentoring Program, which connects leading business executives, looking to serve as mentors, to Loyola’s undergraduate and Emerging Leaders MBA graduate students.

“By interacting with distinguished professionals, students gain greater insight on what it takes to succeed in today's business climate,” said Timothy Quinn, J.D., associate dean of the Sellinger School.

Gadjsizs was paired with Jeffrey Nattans, '89, head of M&A and business development at Legg Mason Inc., and a former Loyola men's soccer and basketball player.

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