Jack “Ziggy” Zilgme ’20 is a graduating senior from Colonie, New York, studying marketing and playing men’s lacrosse at Saint Rose. We asked him to reflect on his Saint Rose experiences and his experiences in the Huether School of Business.
Have you completed an internship? Can you tell us about it and what you learned through the experience?
During the Fall Semester of 2019, I interned with a tech/finance company called BestPass. There, I worked mainly with the inside sales team, specializing in lead generation and new client account setup and payment processing. After the Fall Semester, I had the opportunity to continue working for the BestPass salesforce over winter break. Through my experience there, I learned how valuable teamwork, time management, and organization are key to running a productive and efficient company. I also realized that success is possible through hard work and the ability to overcome adversity.
What are your career plans/goals?
My long-term goals are to move down South towards the Carolinas and to find either a marketing or sales position in the automotive industry. Cars and trucks have always had an enormous influence on my life. I think it would be a great thing to end up making a career around something I’ve always been passionate about since childhood.
What drew you to the Huether School of Business and/or Saint Rose?
The credibility behind the Huether School of Business and the professors within the business school were main factors when it came to choosing The College of Saint Rose. The small class sizes and one-on-one academic advising from professors within the business school were also something that drew me to the program.
What kinds of clubs and organizations are you involved with?
I’ve been a part of the Saint Rose men’s lacrosse team for my past four years here at Saint Rose. Lacrosse has always been a staple of my life and is what gave me the opportunity to be a part of the Saint Rose community and the Huether School of Business.
I am also a member of the inaugural class of The College of Saint Rose ETA RHO Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon (a national sales, marketing, and management professional, co-educational fraternity).