Playing Corporate Matchmaker
If Cassandra Churchill '04 were a television character she would be Modern Family's Manny, the precocious 'tween who is always dressed like he's on the way to an interview and is more comfortable sipping espresso with adults than Mountain Dew with his peers.
When Cassandra was eight, she told her parents she wanted a briefcase for Christmas. By the time she was 13, she was writing for The Union News. When she began her first semester at Elms College, she was already working at Morgan Stanley. During her sophomore year, she took a full-time job at MassMutual while continuing to go to school full time. She graduated in four years with a bachelor's degree in business management.
Cassandra's fast track continued–marriage, house, kids, senior consulting position at John Hancock Life Insurance–all before the age of 30. Where does someone who is already so accomplished go from here?
Her next challenge has come from taking over her mother's business that, from the outside, sounds like professional résumé writing. She has a different spin on it.
"It's like corporate dating," Cassandra said of her new endeavor, resforsuccess.com.
"Basically I bring people together. If you're a college grad and you want a job in public relations but you have no connections or experience, you come to me and I help with the résumé and cover letter, plus I provide you with the network opportunity to connect with a VP of marketing at a major firm."
Cassandra is still building her clientele–both industry professionals and recent college graduates. While working with Elms students and alumni brings her personal satisfaction, it also offers a great opportunity to profile Elms College on a larger scale.
Cassandra continues to be a great resource to students, alumni, and anyone looking for a means to stand out from the crowd and land that perfect job.