Kate Cheney ’20
“I found that the most important skill that I was able to hone through the liberal arts and art history curriculum is critical thinking. The auction world is a fast paced and ever-evolving environment which requires quick thinking and problem solving.”
During her sophomore year, Kate attended MMC’s Art History study abroad session in Italy where she met an alumnus who was working at Bonhams.
“She was able to speak to me on her career within the industry and connect me to her colleague who hires what we refer to as preview workers,” Kate recalls.
That same year, Bonhams offered Kate a part-time role as a preview worker. She looked at the opportunity as a great way in. “It was certainly a balancing act between school and work; however, I rarely saw them as separate entities. I treated my job at Bonhams as an extension of my education,” Kate says.
Kate is now the administrator of the Motorcars Department at Bonhams. She attributes her time at Marymount Manhattan as being beneficial to her success.