Biomedical marketing major, Mostafa Elhaggar, is interning this summer at Z-Medica in Wallingford, CT. Z-Medica is a fairly new company that manufactures hemostatic products called QuikClot. During his time as an intern, Mostafa will be working on projects that relate to marketing regarding QuikClot. As Mostafa stated, the “major project is working with a non-for-profit organization called Blue Forever to assist law enforcement in equipping officers with the right gear to combat massive blood loss in case of an emergency.” In addition, Mostafa will be working on analyzing statistics to estimate the return on investments that insurance providers can acquire by using preventive care with the QuikClot product.
As a biomedical marketing major, an area of occupation is very defined. Mostafa finds the company a great fit because it allows him to apply the concepts learned in the business classroom to real world projects. Having a science background within the major, has given Mostafa the necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed in his current endeavor. Ultimately, internship experiences assist with real world training that help leverage QU School of Business students upon graduation. According to Mostafa, who is also the Student Body President of the Student Government Association (SGA), “As much as what I have learned in the classroom, I have learned just as much with my extracurricular. As a business major, it is paramount to not only have a keen understanding of business, but also a confident sense of professionalism.” Through his involment in the SGA, Greek Life, and other organizations and his position as an intern, Mostafa examplifies business knowledge in action and on the job.