Two of Five National Scholarships Awarded to SJU Food Marketing Students
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
by Liz Krotulis '17
PHILADELPHIA (August 3, 2016)—Of the just five scholarships awarded to students this year by the Network of Executive Women (NEW), two were received by SJU students studying food marketing.
Caitlyn Fichtner ’17 and Kristen Moisey ’17 were selected from a national pool of applicants pursuing careers in retail, consumer goods and services who excel in their academic programs and professional industry positions.
The field’s largest women’s organization for learning and leadership, NEW awards its annual scholarship to female students who advance women, grow business and transform workplaces for all through the power of community. The application requires a resume, one page essay and two letters of recommendation — one from a professor, the other from an industry manager.
This is the second NEW scholarship earned by Fichtner, who explores the food industry by networking as vice president of the Food Marketing Association, and empowering others as a member of SJU’s Food Recovery Network, a group fighting food waste and hunger in America. Off campus, she gains professional career experience as a merchandising intern at Wegmans.
“I appreciate all of the time that each of my professors and co-workers at Wegmans take to help me learn and grow in my professional career,” she says. “I have had so many wonderful opportunities to get to know other leaders who advance the industry.”
Moisey, also a business analytics and intelligence major, participates in networking events hosted by Aspire: Future Women in Business, a NEW campus development program at SJU, of which she is president. Through networking, Moisey has earned internships at McCormick & Company and PepsiCo, where she has recognized the necessity of having women’s voices heard throughout all levels of a company.
“Businesses excel when the leadership is informed by innovative thinkers and a diversity of perspectives,” says Moisey. “Young women need to understand that their ideas are valuable and can impact a business in meaningful ways,” she says.