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Students and healthcare professionals recently came together for CTACHE’s 5th Annual East Coast Fellowship event, which focused on early career opportunities. Several student members of QU’s American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) chapter volunteered for the occasion. Sponsored by the Yale New Haven Health System for Excellence, guests learned of Marna Borgstrom’s journey to President and CEO of the Yale New Haven Health system. Borgstrom suggested taking every presented opportunity, even if it might not immediately jumpstart your ultimate career choice. She also stated how important it is to respect all levels of workplace structure; reflecting on her days as a unit secretary at Stanford Medical Center where she came to understand how nurses and staff members throughout healthcare work behind the scenes to make success attainable.
The event also featured a speed-networking portion where students were able to interact with the professionals and learn about fellowship opportunities. The night started many connections between students, fellows and healthcare professionals.
(L-R): Steve Merz (VP/ Executive Director, Behavioral Health), Professor Teresa Tai, Angelica Walter (MBA-HCM ’16), Gary Havican (CTACHE President/ VP Middlesex Hospital), Marna Borgstrom (President/CEO YNHHS), Professor Mattie, Alice Morgan (MBA-HCM ’16), Robyn Perry (MBA-HCM ’17), Francis Kissi (Co-President QUACHE), Kurt Barwis (President/CEO, Bristol Hospital)
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Eleven Quinnipiac students traveled to the Dominican Republic over spring break to participate in the School of Business’ service learning Microlending Experience.
Accompanied by Professor Charles Brooks, the students explored the complex relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti and advised aspiring entrepreneurs on basic business strategy, accounting and marketing practices. Microlending is based on the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty when given access to financial resources. Quinnipiac’s program combines access to small loans with assistance in business plan development.
“Masked by extravagant resorts with beautiful beaches, extreme poverty, as seen in the bateyes we worked in, is a reality for more than half the world population,” said Darek Chrzanowski, a junior accounting major. “Through Quinnipiac’s microlending program, we hope to lift these people out of poverty because we recognize that all of us are in this together.”
During the trip, the students explored Santiago and its cultural sites, visited Dajabón Market and saw Parque Nacional Del Este, one of the Caribbean’s largest marine parks. The Quinnipiac students also had an opportunity to partner with medical students from Universidad Central del Este in La Romana on a community service project.
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