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Senior Destinations: These Members of the Class of 2022 Were Hired Before Graduation

by Patty Deviva
Senior Destinations 2022

Many Wilkes University graduating seniors have already been hired for a position in the field they were trained for. Eleven of those students share their Senior Destination stories below:

Meet Tyler Bonadie, senior business management major at the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, who is newly employed at Motor World Mile One Auto Group, a company that operates 14 franchises representing a range of automobile brands.
Meet Alyssa Kresge, senior Passan School of Nursing student who’s already employed at Geisinger Health Wyoming Valley as a labor, deliver and postpartum nurse.
Justin Burda a senior with a double major: mechanical engineering and electrical engineering who’s headed to Procter & Gamble! Watch this video to find out when he starts and what he’ll be doing at P&G.
Meet Yugadi Hullur, senior biology major with a chemistry minor who is on her way to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine this August to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She credits her strong connection to faculty members who always had time to help her along her path to success.
Meet Sean Coller, senior accounting major at the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership who is heading to KPMG, the third largest accounting firm in the world, to serve as a business tax associate. Sean interned at KPMG’s Harrisburg office last summer and was offered a job even before graduation.
Meet Cassidy Taylor, a senior communication studies and psychology double major who’s headed to Leadership Northeast, a regional organization that offers leadership and professional development programming.
Meet Allen Kokilananda senior Sidhu School of Business and Leadership accounting major with a minor in business analytics, who has already hit the ground running with a job at CrossCountry Consulting as a technical solutions associate.
Meet Gretchen Fullmer, senior psychology, criminology and sociology triple major, with two minors in legal studies and women and gender studies. Gretchen is headed to Widener Law Commonwealth, and credits the flexibility of the Wilkes curriculum for allowing her to take law courses along with her majors and minors giving her the tools to succeed in law school.
Matt Franchetti is a senior hospitality leardership major who’s excited to begin his job at River House at Odette’s, a luxury lifestyle boutique hotel in New Hope, Pa. Matt switched from another major early on, and credits Wilkes for helping him make that transition and achieve success in the hospitality field.
Meet Leeann Mahalick, fourth-year Nesbitt School of Pharmacy student who after graduation will begin her PGY1 (post graduate year 1) residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. One of the hallmarks of the doctor of pharmacy program at the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is the opportunity to gain real-world clinical skills through internships.
Stevie Burton is a senior mechanical engineering major who’s already been hired by Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany. Stevie has real-world experience going into his new job because of his leardership in Wilkes chapters of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).

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