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Maria Zak '16 - Hastings & Chivetta

Maria Zak '16 with Hastings+Chivetta Interns

Hastings & Chivetta   – Marketing Intern, Summer 2017, 2018 & 2019

Current Position: Senior at Truman State University

I attended Cor Jesu’s first Alumnae INC event in January of my freshman year of college. I was eager to network with professionals and learn about their internship offerings. Little did I know, a simple, friendly conversation with a recruiter from Hastings+Chivetta Architects (H+C) would lead to a marketing internship position that I hold to this day as a senior in college.

I began my freshman year, in the Fall of 2016, at Truman State University as a Business Administration and Spanish double major, so I was thrilled to be offered the marketing internship at H+C after meeting their recruiters at the INC event. Over the past few years working at H+C, I’ve found an inspiring group of professionals who care about my personal success and have helped me grow as a marketing professional and team player. They’ve challenged me to be resourceful in learning new things, ultimately making a positive impact on the firm.

Now, in my senior year at Truman, my goal is to work in bilingual marketing and sales – a passion fueled by the extensive marketing and business development experience I gained at H+C, and a 17-year love affair learning Spanish. Thanks to the connection I made in the Cor Jesu Commons at the INC event, I gained an invaluable internship opportunity that has jumpstarted my career as a marketing professional.

I really hope all current college-aged Chargers attend INC this year. It will be worth it!