Hi everyone! My name is Kevin Callanan, and I am a rising sophomore in the Carroll School of Management from University Heights, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland home to John Carroll University (a Jesuit university similar to BC but smaller). One of the first things you should know about me is that I am very passionate about all things Cleveland! I was raised a Boston sports fan since my dad grew up in Scituate, MA, but, as I got older and came to my senses, I converted my loyalty to the Cavs, Indians, and Browns. Throughout my time at a high school in the heart of downtown Cleveland, my love for these teams and the City of Cleveland only grew. And now, as a part-time resident in Boston and Cleveland, I remain a proud advocate for the “Mistake on the Lake.”
So far at BC, I have been enjoying the deliberation process for my future academic focus. Choosing my concentration(s) is a process that is both nerve-wracking and exciting. Right now, I think my plan is to concentrate on two of these four options: Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, and Computer Science. Outside of classes, I am a music DJ for WZBC-Newton 90.3 FM, a Formation Committee member for the new Fulton Leadership Society, a SAP EFAD host, and an avid IM sports participant. Also, since last February, I have been working as a sales intern for Publist, a startup aiming to improve how companies gather and act on news intelligence. Check us out at publist.ai!
This summer, I have been working remotely for Publist here in Cleveland managing a variety of tasks, such as contact aggregation, sales outreach, and strategic planning. I have also been working as an assistant tennis professional at a local country club, where I help run a daily camp for kids and occasional clinics for adults. In addition to work, my summer has been busy with scattered trips along the east coast. I was in Baltimore, MD, for my sister’s college graduation, Plymouth, MA, visiting family, Hoboken, NJ, helping my sister move into her new apartment, and then Long Island, NY, and Mantoloking, NJ, visiting friends from BC!
I applied for Tech Trek because I think it will be valuable in discerning my plans for the future, both academically and professionally. Ever since I was young, I have been captivated by new tech products and innovations (and there have been a lot of them). This class interested me because it goes beyond these products and innovations to actually study, analyze, and interact with the companies making them. As of right now, I can definitely see myself having a career involving technology and entrepreneurship. I hope that this class and the trip to New York City reaffirm this belief or at least further my career discernment. I am also excited to meet professionals in the world of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, who can offer advice to help me in my role at Publist. Finally, I would like to explore venture capital (an intriguing combination of tech, entrepreneurship, and finance that I don’t know much about) during this course and the trip to NYC. I am very excited to go back to BC, and I can’t wait for Tech Trek East to begin! See you all soon!