Greg Meleski '09
His job as a corporate-finance analyst requires Randolph-Macon College alumnus
Greg Meleski '09 to be ready for anything that comes his way, including
meetings with clients, private equity and mezzanine groups, and prospective buyers.
Effective speaking is essential, and Meleski, who works for Dominion Partners, L.C.,
credits R-MC for teaching him the finer points of communication.
“R-MC’s speaking-intensive courses helped me become a better communicator, which
is a big part of my job,” he says. An internship
during his junior year also helped Meleski, an accounting
major, hone his accounting skills.
“I interned at a CPA office,” he says. “That experience helped me learn how to analyze
financial statements, and I learned the ins and outs of what it takes for a small
business to be successful.”
For Meleski, it was the R-MC community that made the difference in his life at R-MC—and
“The faculty and staff at R-MC are always willing to help,” he says. “They are a
huge part of what helped make me who I am now.”
Paving the Way for Success
Rather than prepare students for one career, Randolph-Macon College prepares students
for a lifetime of careers in an ever-changing world. Exceptional faculty work with
students to cultivate their ability to think critically and analytically and to
find creative solutions for solving problems. R-MC graduates are well-prepared for
successful careers, often far outside of their areas of study.
The Randolph-Macon EDGE, the
cornerstone of the Center for Personal and Career
Development, helps Randolph-Macon students lead the pack when competing
for jobs and top graduate schools. Students have the support of faculty, career
coaches, alumni and staff as they focus on their personal and academic ambitions.
Students may choose to pursue paid or volunteer internships in a wide variety of
settings. The Bassett Internship Program
has been successfully placing students in academic internships both in the U.S.
and around the globe for 30 years. Coordinated with the Center for Personal and
Career Development, the program helps students identify their interests and matches
them with an appropriate internship opportunity. Randolph-Macon’s alumni provide
a strong network of support for students throughout their time at the college or
in assisting them after graduation with career direction and opportunities.
The college’s Four-Year Degree
Guarantee guarantees in writing that freshmen who meet the Four-Year Degree
Guarantee requirements will graduate within four calendar years. If not, Randolph-Macon
will waive tuition costs for courses needed to complete the degree. Currently, 95
percent of R-MC graduates complete their degree in four years or less—an important
value-added benefit for parents to consider when visiting colleges with their students.
Study Abroad programs offer students
a beyond-the-classroom global perspective and opportunities to immerse themselves
in other cultures. Students can choose from a host of travel courses during January
Term and semester-abroad programs.
The Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
program gives students the opportunity to conduct 10 weeks of original research
under the guidance of faculty mentors. Many students present their findings at national
and international conferences.
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