The fields of business and entrepreneurship are complex and constantly evolving. To succeed in them, one must understand not only the economics of how to run a business but also how to think creatively and communicate well with others. These soft skills are often the difference between a good businessman and a great one, making a liberal arts background essential for anyone interested in successfully being part of a business or running one.
As a result, Christendom graduates are often successful in these fields. Equipped with robust communication skills and creativity to spare, alumni stand out from their peers, becoming CEOs, opening successful companies, and much more.
At Christendom’s Life on Tap alumni networking series, successful businessmen and entrepreneurs have returned to campus to speak on how they used their liberal arts education and the career preparation they received at Christendom to find post-graduate success.
Watch these talks below.
Stories About Alumni
- Alumnus Seeks to Share Joy of Faith as Businessman
- Alumni Excel at Busch School of Business
- Successful Alumnus Business Leader Gives Students Marching Orders: Save the World
- Education Sets Senior for Success in Business
Stories About the Liberal Arts & Business
- Why Liberal Arts is Critical for Building a Successful Business Career
- Why Businesses Prefer a Liberal Arts Education
- Liberal Arts is the Foundation for Professional Success in the 21st Century
- How Your Liberal Arts Degree is Preparing You to Become and Innovator
- Liberal Arts Needed Now More Than Ever
- Why Study the Liberal Arts
Alumnus Gellert Dornay is the President & CEO of Axia Advantage Home Loans, after previously running Java Trading Co.
Non-Profit Business Administration
Alumnus Mark Rohlena (’00) is the executive vice president for Christendom College, but was the director of domestic social development at the USCCB at the time of this talk. A double major in history and political science and economics, Rohlena also previously worked as a successful lawyer and as the CEO of Catholic Charities in Colorado Springs.
Sales & Business Development
Alumnus Steven Storey (’00) majored in philosophy and has been involved in the business and sales industry since. He is the current Customer Service Executive at Microsoft, but when he delivered this talk, he was the Senior Customer Service Manager at Genesys. Ben McMahon (’04) majored in philosophy and has been involved in many businesses since graduation, including real estate, sales, and entrepreneurship. History major Ryan Doughty (’10) is a business development manager at Cisco.