Riley Cherkes, CatholicU '24, is an Operations Management and Sales student from Long Island, NY. She accepted a job as an Associate Inside Sales Representative at Dell Technologies.

Briefly describe your new job opportunity.

"This summer I will be joining Dell Technologies as an Associate Inside Sales Representative as apart of their NGSA program where I will work to deliver a diverse portfolio of tech solutions to Dell customers as I develop my sales and technology training with a premier company in the tech space."

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

"The Busch School thoroughly prepared me for the next steps of my career by providing me with a strong business foundation and a powerful network of peers and professionals eager to support me. As a part of our sales program, I have had so many incredible opportunities to not only develop my sales training and knowledge but to also connect with people that enabled me to ultimately secure the career that awaits me."

What activities were you involved in during undergrad?

"Throughout my four years at Catholic, I was a member of the women’s lacrosse team, and am currently a member of DSAC, a Sales Ambassador, a Busch School Mentor, and I participated in the International Collegiate Sales Competition in Orlando, FL. I also had an internship this past summer in NYC working in software sales for Paycom."

What were some highlights of your time at Catholic University?

"Some of my favorite memories from my time at Catholic University were winning the landmark championship with my lacrosse team and competing in the NCAA tournament, competing in the International Collegiate Sales Competition in Florida, and consistently working with the Dean’s Student Advisory Council to develop initiatives to improve the Busch School such as Pie-ing for progress."

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

"My advice to future business students is to seize every single opportunity the Busch School has to offer and to always be eager to learn and ask questions, especially to people that are in the positions you are most interested in. The Busch school can open more doors personally and professionally than you can imagine and I urge future students to take advantage of every tool and resource afforded to you."