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Khalia Whyte '22

October 08, 2021
Khalia Whyte ‘22
Khalia Whyte ‘22

Khalia Whyte ’22 has had nothing short of a great experience at the University of Hartford. She is a marketing major in the Barney School of Business, involved in several clubs on campus, and even had the opportunity to intern for The Hartford over the summer. Khalia says the opportunities offered at UHart prepared her to begin navigating a successful career.

The Barney School of Business provided Khalia with hands-on experiences that prepared her for the professional world. “The Barney School of Business has taught me how to navigate a professional setting with composure,” she explains. “Through various experiences including mocktails, mock interviews, and résumé boot camps, I was able to learn and improve on the necessary skills needed in the workplace. I used many of the lessons that the Barney School has taught me over the last few years during my summer internship.”

Khalia says that her favorite aspects of the Barney School include the helpful professors and the opportunities that are constantly provided to students. “We have been able to go on site to visit companies, hear one on one from recruiters, meet with guest speakers in small groups, and so much more,” she says. “This allowed me to expand my network and explore different industries before getting a start in the real world.”

Khalia worked as part of The Hartford’s public relations team, where she worked on human achievement programs and community relations. Additionally, she helped with some of The Hartford’s most notable programs, including Hartford's Ability Equipped and the  Junior Fire Marshal Program. Khalia says her experience interning for The Hartford allowed her to grow both professionally and as an individual, while exploring new career paths.

Khalia is very active in the UHart community, part of the Red Key Society, Women's Advancement Initiative, and Sports Business Association. She also interns in the Office of Marketing and Communication. After graduation, Khalia plans to begin her marketing career. Her advice for incoming students?  She says, “Step out of your comfort zone. Doing so will open the doors for opportunities and experiences you may have never imagined.”

The Barney School of Business has taught me how to navigate a professional setting with composure. Through various experiences including mocktails, mock interviews, and résumé boot camps, I was able to learn and improve on the necessary skills needed in the workplace. I used many of the lessons that the Barney School has taught me over the last few years during my summer internship.

Khalia Whyte ‘22, Marketing, Barney School of Business