Kirstin Gwirtz ’10
Class of 2010, Double Major in Business Management and Dance
“I really liked Marymount’s small class sizes and individual attention received from professors. Both professors and advisors took an interest in your education and wanted to make sure you succeeded while in school and after graduation. Marymount also gave me the opportunity to pursue a double major in business and dance which was a wonderful experience supported by both departments. I also enjoyed having NYC as a campus, where there are so many things to explore and do.”
I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance & Investments, and a double major in Dance with a concentration in Dance & Media.
At present, I work at CertusBank Mortgage in Charlotte, NC. While my job primarily focuses on mortgage compliance, my business experience has created a strong platform for my knowledge when reviewing cost, rates, and APR. I enjoy working in the mortgage industry and being a part of a process that allows customers to purchase their first home, refinance and save money or take cash out to consolidate debt or do home improvements. I do plan on studying further and have looked into MBA programs here in the Charlotte, NC area.
While attending Marymount I was involved in the Marymount Business Association (MBA) serving as President and Vice-President. My involvement in MBA was a great opportunity to network with fellow students as well as business professionals. Two other organizations I was a member of were the Sigma Beta Delta and Alpha Chi honor societies. I also had the opportunity to do a summer internship combining my business and dance majors with a contemporary dance company, Jennifer Muller/The Works.
My advice to future students would be to work hard and enjoy their college experience at the same time. It is important to study hard and focus on your academics, but also be sure to take advantage of NYC and what it has to offer. There are so many things around the city that are free or relatively inexpensive. Additionally, many Broadway shows have student rushes or discounted tickets. One important experience I would recommend for all students is an internship. After graduation, the experience you gained through an internship will help you when you are applying and interviewing for jobs.