For Jessica Harris, a Marriott School of Management student, it’s hard to imagine a better introduction to the business world than her internship with Goldman Sachs at the global financial giant’s Salt Lake City offices this past summer.
“I was able to network with high-level executives in different areas of the business,” she says. “It was ultimately through these channels that I received a full-time offer to work in credit risk management and advisory at Goldman Sachs.”
Harris says she wouldn’t be talking about these opportunities if it weren’t for her donor-funded scholarship. “It enabled me to focus on my studies and on getting involved with the BYU community,” she says. “The financial donations and mentoring from alumni have made a huge difference in my experience here.”
Now Harris is looking forward to the day when she can play the role of benefactor. “I am so grateful to the generous donors who made my scholarship possible,” she says. “I feel I have a responsibility to open doors for other BYU graduates.”