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Gary Benjamin '70

President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI

LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07

Former LSSU Board Trustee

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School of Business Success Stories

Ever wonder what you can achieve with a Business Degree from Lake Superior State University? Our recent graduates have found many great opportunities in their field. Check out the some of the inspiring stories of our graduates.

Meet Meaghan Parker

Graduation date: May 2012

Major: Marketing

Current Place of employment: Jack Links Beef Jerky, Minneapolis, MN Retail Account Manager

How did Lake Superior State University help you succeed: Lake State gave me the confidence to succeed! I found this job through LSSU SIFE in Chicago, and what I learned was to never stop trying. I actually called the Jack Link's office 6 times before they gave me an interview.

Your advice to new students: Be persistent, but respectful. Go after what you want and be patient. The food industry is not where I want to end up, I will gradually be back in the fashion world, but I have to succeed here first.

For more of Meaghan's story, read about her internship with Glamour magazine.

About your employer: I work for an awesome company that is still privately owned. So working here, its like working for family. Everyone knows everyone.

 
Meet Michael Barrett

Graduation date: May 2012

Major: International Business & Management

Current Place of employment: Sam's Club Novi, MI Manager

How did Lake Superior State University help you succeed: Lake Superior State University taught me to be a life-long learner.

Your advice to new students:  LSSU is a toolbox filled with every tool you need to succeed. Classes are the wrenches, organizations are the bolts, and the people are the nuts that hold everything together. You need ALL of them to build a strong foundation to a successful career after graduation.

 

About your employer: Managing at Sam's Club offers me the opportunity to learn merchandising strategies, gives me managerial experience to keep a $100M business's operations running soundly on a strong foundation, grants me marketing experience to grow our membership base by developing business relationships with entrepreneurs and family members, while giving me endless opportunities for career advancement.

 

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Helena Wollan Sault, MI Internship with Glamour Magazine

"New York is a great city...," says Wollen. "I'm hoping that by being (t)here I can break into the fashion industry and get my foot through the door into other opportunities that may arise." [ more ]

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