The RealJobs blog series gives you insight into the real careers of Boston College alumni, who hail from all over the country, from a wide variety of industries and experiences.  Click here to read all of the posts made over the years or review the list below and read what’s relevant for you!


RealInternships, Summer 2013

Daniela Diaz
A&S- English, 2014
North Carolina Green Schools Project
Entry 1 | Entry 2 Entry 3
Adam Ellenthal
A&S- Biology, 2014
Vive Peru
Entry 1
Sam Gervase
CSOM- Finance, 2014
Stockbox Neighborhood Grocers 
Entry 1 | Entry 2 Entry 3
Brooke Markt
Lynch- Applied Psychology & Human Development, 2014
Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3
Andrea Roman- Gonzalez
A&S – Political Science, 2014
CASA de Maryland
Entry 1 | Entry 2Entry 3
Halcyon Apy 
A&S- Sociology, 2014
AIDS Policy Project
Entry 1 | Entry 2 Entry 3
Samuel Lee
A&S- Sociology, 2014
Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor
Entry 1 | Entry 2Entry 3
Stephanie Salinas
A&S- Human Development, 2015
Children’s Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3
Jessica Vallejo
A&S Political Science, 2014
United Latin American Citizens National Office
Entry 1 | Entry 2 Entry 3


RealJobs, Winter 2013

Shervita Bibbs
English and Communications, 1990
Group Marketing Manager, Mobility Division
Ingram Micro
Career field: Marketing
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3

Anthony DiCosmo
Communications, 2000
Vice President, Sports Marketing & Public Affairs
Nickelodeon Networks/Viacom
Career field: Entertainment
Entry 1 | Entry 2

Angela Donkor
Political Science and International Studies, 2012
Litigation Paralegal
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Career field: Law and International Diplomacy
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3

Alex Faklis
English and Human Development, 2008; Master’s in Higher Ed Admin 2009
Associate Consultant
Huron Consulting Group
Career field: Consulting
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Entry 4 | Entry 5 | Entry 6

Rosie Guerin
Communications/Film Studies, Minor, 2010
Program Coordinator / Assistant to Executive Producer
Charlie Rose
Career field: Media/Journalism
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Entry 4

Sofia Mohammed

History/African & African Diaspora Studies, 2011.
Secondary Math Teacher
Teach For America
Career field: Education
Entry 1 | Entry 2

Michael Rossi
History/Black Studies Minor 1998; MA, History, 1999
Career Field: Documentary Film
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Entry 4

Tom Sullivan 
English, 1989
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Career field: Lawyer / Lobbyist
Entry 1 | Entry 2

Will Watkins
English and History, 2012
Assistant to Partner and Literary Manager
Industry Entertainment
Career field: Entertainment – Film/TV
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Entry 4

Michael Zarrilli
Accounting & Economics (CSOM) ’12
Commercial Leadership Program
GE Capital
Career field: Sales
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Entry 4


RealInternships, Summer 2012

Octavio Brindis
Sociology, 2014
Intern at White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics

Sonia Felicia Garcia
History, Sociology and Pre-Law, 2014
Intern at Las Americas Immigration Advocacy

Jenny Hwang
Clinical Psychology, 2013
Intern at Freedom’s Promise

Gregory Joyce
Communications, 2013
Intern at Harlem RBI

Victoria Kaltner
Classics, Philosophy, 2013
Intern at Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights

David Lam
Film Studies, 2013
Intern at DanceOn

Casey Miles
Biology, 2013
Intern at La Fundación Metrofraternidad

Jonathon Moy
Economics, 2013
Intern at Road Scholar

Jieun Park
Human Development and Sociology, 2013
Intern at Children’s Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Ward

Christina Wentworth
International Studies, 2013
Intern at Catholic Family Center


RealJobs, Spring 2012

Kevin Allocca
Communication and Film Studies, 2006
Trends Manager, Youtube
Career field: Online Media
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Meghan Baldelli
Communication, May 2010
Coro Programs Coordinator
FOCUS St. Louis
Career field: Nonprofit Management/Marketing
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Aundrea Cline-Thomas
Communication major/ Black Studies minor, 2004
Reporter WTVF – News
Channel 5
Career field: Broadcast Journalism
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Natasha Diokno
English 1994 Bachelors; Elementary Education 1995 Masters
Academic Coach
Hoke County Schools
Career field: Education
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Calvin Lai
Communication and Political Science, 1995
Associate Director of Development; Freelance Copywriter
The Doe Fund; (also self-employed as a freelance advertising creative)
Career field: Non-Profit/Advertising/Marketing
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Djerica Lamousnery
Nursing, 2011
Registered Nurse
Rhode Island Hospital
Career field: Healthcare, Critical Care
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Bernadette Meehan
Political Science, 1997
Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Department of State
Career field: Diplomacy
Monday | Tuesday | Thursday | Weekend Update

Mike Reznick
Communication major/ History minor, 2007
Senior Research Analyst – Consumer Insights
Career field: Sports Business/Media/Research
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Justin Tease
Computer Science, 2001; MBA, 2009
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Career field: Healthplan Technology and Management Consulting
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Alex Walker
Sociology Major/ Hispanic and Environmental Studies Minor, 2009
Management Associate
BMW of North America, LLC
Career field: Corporate Automotive
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Katherine Walsh
Political Science and Environmental Studies, 2008
Coordinator, The Green Initiative Fund
University of California, Berkeley
Career field: Environmental Sustainability
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Ellen Willemin
English and Hispanic Studies, 2011
Auxiliar de Conversación (Language Assistant)
Colegio San Pio X (Elementary School just outside of Madrid)
Career field: Education
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


RealInternships, Summer 2011
A Summer in the Life of Real Students with Real Internships

Thelma Rodrigues
Communications, 2012
Intern at Viewpoint Creative
Entry 1 | Entry 2

Jianin Shi
Psychology, 2012
Intern at Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Shixin Su
Human Development, 2012
Intern at Institute of Children’s Welfare
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3

Pharlone Toussaint
CSOM, Marketing Concentration, 2012
Intern at L.A. Kings

Emil Tsao
Sociology, 2012
Intern at Environmental Research and Innovation Center
Entry 1| Entry 2


RealJobs, Spring 2011

Tanesha Barnes
English and Black Studies, 2005
Program Administrator – Center for Multicultural Affairs
New York University
Career Field: Higher Education Administration
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Meghan Battle
International Studies & Human Development, 2009
Woman’s Health Advocacy Coordinator
Msgr. Oscar Romero Pastoral Center
Career Field: Community and Women’s Health
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Santiago Bunce
Theology, 2007
International Development and Nonprofit Management
International Economics (Regional Focus: Latin America)
Career Field: Higher Education
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Patricia McLaughlin Carey
Romance Languages, 1982
Vice President for College Relations
Connecticut College
Career Field: Communications/Higher Education Administration
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Roger (J.R.) Clark
Political Science and Philosophy, 1988
Squire Sanders and Dempsey
Career Field: Law
Monday | Tuesday | Thursday

Mike Del Ponte
Theology, 2005
Marketing Manager
Career Field: Social Media
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Friday

Nancy Gonsalves
Finance, 1985
Associate Director, International Games
United States Olympic Committee
Career Field: Sports
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Margie Hermes
Biology, 1984
Family Practice Physician
Fairfax Family Practice
Career Field: Medicine
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Saya April Hillman
English and Sociology, 2000
Self-Employed, Mac ‘n Cheese Productions
Career Field: Digital Media and Event Planner
Overview | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Dave Levy
Communications and Political Science, 2006
Account Supervisor
Edelman Public Relations
Career Field: Digital Public Affairs
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Michael Madormo
International Relations, 2009
Special Ed. Social Studies 9th Grade Teacher
Teach for America Hawaii
Career Field: Education and Policy/Politics
Monday | Tuesday

Michael A. Makinde
Political Science & Education, 2007
Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Paralegal
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Career field:  Law
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Nick Noel
History, 2007
Portfolio Analyst
Developing World Markets
Career Field: Finance/Economic Development
Monday | Tuesday

Will Nunziata
Theatre Arts, 2006
Career Field: Entertainment
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday

Mickel Picco
Communications and Film Studies, 2010
Key Set PA, 2nd Assistant Director
Freelance – Film
Career Field: Film Industry

Ari Daniel Shapiro
Biology, 2001
Independent Producer
Career Field: Journalism/Media/Science
Monday| Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Chris Shea
History, 1998
Player Personnel Administrator
Miami Dolphins
Career Field: Sports
*Due to the proprietary nature of Chris Shea’s position, he will not blog daily but has provided an overview of his job.

Terence To
Operations and Strategic Management/Human Resources Management, 2009
Assistant Buyer
Career Field: Retail
Overview | Monday | Tuesday | Thursday

Brett Wilzbach
Finance and Marketing, 2006
Fixed Income Sales
Career Field: Finance
Monday| Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Brian Zager
Communications, 2007
Graduate Student/Instructor; Dept of Speech Communication
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Career Field: Higher Education
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


RealJobs, Spring 2010

Alex Bradshaw
Communications & Sociology, 2007
Career field: Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs
Tuesday | Wednesday

David Benoit
English and History, 2008
Dow Jones Newswires
Career field: Financial Journalism
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Juan Alexander Concepcion
B.A. History, 1996; M.Ed., 1997; MBA, 2003; JD, 2003
Associate Attorney
Nixon Peabody LLP
Career field: Law – Commercial Litigation
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Tara Foley
Political Science, minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 2005
Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Department of State; Assigned to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
Career field: Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Deborah Federico
MBA, 1992
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services
Boston University School of Management
Career field: College Career Counseling
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Michael Gaines
Economics, 1991
Global Product Director
CSL Behring
Career field: Biotech/Pharmaceutical Marketing

Charon Garvin-Wallace
Nursing, 1993
Career field: Nursing

Courtney Mazzone
English/Psychology (with a concentration in Theatre Arts), 2005
NBC Universal/The Today Show
Career field: News/broadcast television/media
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Janelle Nanos
English Major/ American Studies Minor, 2002
Assistant Editor for Special Projects
National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Career field: Journalism
Monday | Tuesday

Ashley Naranjo
Human Development and Human Resource Management, LSOE 2007
Assistant Summer Programs Director
Congressional Schools of Virginia
Career field: Education Administration
MondayTuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Austin Naughton
Secondary Education/History (B.A., 1995) and Special Education (M.ed, 1999)
Special Education Teacher
Los Angeles Unified School District
Career field:  Education
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Christopher Nunez
Communications, 2009
Territory Sales Trainer
Career field: Sales
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Liz O’Day
Biochemistry, 2006
Scientist / Fashion Designer
Harvard University / Lizzard Fashion
Career field: Science/Fashion
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday


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