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Alumni Spotlight: Miguel O. Pena '99

Miguel O. Pena

BS International Business


Linden, NJ

Current Position

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.