Flying into a Global Career
With four internships and three study abroad trips completed, international business major Jessica Feoli builds a network to help her reach a career in global business development.
- School of Business
Jessica Feoli is business savvy and thinks globally – the perfect combination for an international business degree. Combine that degree with four internships, three short-term study abroad trips, a Spanish minor, and a supportive network, and she’s well on her way to a career in global business development.
By choosing Widener, Jessica gained the support of the university’s industry-connected faculty, staff, and alumni. These connections have helped her secure positions with the Philadelphia Phillies, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, UPS, and Chester Upland Youth Soccer. And, they’ve guided her as she embarked on life-changing trips from Europe to the Caribbean.
Every study abroad trip, every internship opportunity, every volunteer event, every class is contributing to me not only being a better person, but better in business. The world of business today requires us to be globally active. I know international business is going to take me far. - Jessica Feoli '21
During Jessica’s first semester at Widener, her professor encouraged her to attend a Q&A session with Phillies employees. This led to Jessica fatefully meeting a director who helped her secure a second-semester, freshman-year internship in the sales/marketing department for the professional baseball team.
She’s also embraced Widener’s ethos of civic engagement, serving as a Presidential Service Corps Bonner Leader and UPS Student Community Outreach Coordinator. Through these programs, she led a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project in which 2,000 education kits were packaged and delivered by UPS trucks to in-need elementary schools.
Jessica secured another development internship junior year at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The world-renowned hospital gave Jessica a deeper understanding of the intersection between global service and business development.
Widener has made study abroad affordable for Jessica, helping her reach her goal of traveling to a new country each year. She’s visited the Netherlands for a sustainability research trip through Widener’s partnership with Windesheim University, Germany for a two-month summer exchange with University of Greifswald, and Trinidad and Tobago for another sustainability research trip.
Jessica has never been just a number at Widener. She’ll always have a supportive network to give her that extra edge as she goes on to pursue graduate school in Spain and a global business career.