Connor James, CatholicU '24, is an Operations Management and Data Analytics student from Scranton, PA. He accepted a job as a Business Analyst at Clark Construction. 

Briefly describe your new job opportunity.

"As a part of the business analyst role I have the opportunity to work in a multi-year rotational program. I will get to work in several different departments within Clark, working cross-functionally with other analysts as well as my superiors. Through this opportunity, I get to learn where my skillsets will be best used as well as diversifying my experience."

How did your Busch School and Catholic University education help you find this career path?

"The Busch School helped me find this career path helping me realize what I was good at and what I was not as well as what I liked doing and what I did not. Their core business curriculum gave me a chance to look at all aspects of the business world and figure out what path was best for me. They encouraged me to leverage my network as well as the school's alumni to see what the areas I was interested in look like outside the classroom."

What activities were you involved in during undergrad?

"I was captain of the football team as well as a three-year starter, Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Campus Ministry, and an annual participant of The Mother Teresa and MLK Days of Service."

What were some highlights of your time at Catholic University?

"Being voted captain by teammates on the football team as well as being the first class since 2000 to not have a losing record while at Catholic. Working as the data analysis and reporting intern at the Busch School."

What advice do you have for students during their job search? 

"I know it may sound cliche, but leverage your network as much as you can. Even if you think your network is small or insignificant, it is probably more powerful than you think. I got the interview process started to get this job by reaching out to a former boss, asking her to put me in connection with an alumni at Clark."