Elevating His Game
From starting a thriving student club to gaining professional experience on co-op, Cajua Robinson’s time at Widener was the training ground for his career success.
- School of Business
Cajua Robinson ’18 has an entrepreneurial spirit.
In high school he took dual enrollment classes at Widener.
When he arrived on campus as a freshman, he wasted no time in helping to start a student-run club – a Widener chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, which continues to thrive today.
For me, the opportunities at Widener to start this, join that, do this, allowed me to grow tremendously as a person. That’s what turned me into who I am. — Cajua Robinson '18
Cajua majored in management for the broad business overview it offers, and picked up a minor in finance to hone more specific skills. His junior year co-op at iCore Fitness in West Chester led to his post-graduation, full-time position as general manager and after school director.
“My co-op was a preface of what I’m doing now,” said Cajua, who manages employees, handles administrative aspects of the business, and also coaches at the all-encompassing fitness center, which specializes in high-intensity training and obstacle courses for athletes interested in American Ninja Warrior, Parkour, and similar activities and competitions.
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Through Widener’s acclaimed co-op program, Cajua had the chance to combine his lifelong passion for fitness, sports, and martial arts, with his desire to gain real-world professional experience. His 8-month co-op at iCore Fitness turned into a post-graduation career.
Cajua initially chose to major in engineering at Widener, but soon realized his destiny was in business. But even after making the switch, he maintained strong relationships with his engineering professors.
Cajua honed leadership and people skills through the Oskin Leadership Institute, his experience leading InterVarsity as its vice president, and Widener’s Presidential Service Corps Bonner Leaders program, which provided an outlet for his desire to make an impact in his community. He continues to volunteer today.