Alumni Spotlight: Miguel O. Pena '99
Executive Vice President & Partner
Preferred Sands, LLC
My Widener Experience
why did you decide to major in international business?
I am fluent in Spanish and wanted a business degree.
who was your favorite professor at widener? why?
My favorite was Vince Touey, the track & field coach, and more importantly, my mentor off the track. He continues to be my mentor today.
My Professional Experience
what do you like most about your current position?
I like traveling to new places and doing business with very interesting, successful, and diverse teams and individuals.
what advice would you give a prospective student considering your major?
Study abroad and learn a second language. Take advantage of any internships in business to build a solid resume before you graduate. Get involved in sports or any other extracurricular activities and organizations at your university.