Recent graduate landed a great transportation job and aims to return to Suffolk for a master’s degree.
Suffolk graduate Simon Wright is a man with a plan, and he’s sticking to it. Wright, who earned his bachelor’s in Global Business and Finance in 2011, now serves as the Assistant General Manager at Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., where he has worked since 2010. He says he plans to return to Suffolk in five years for a master’s degree concentrating in Supply Chain Management, which he’ll pursue part-time taking night classes. A decade from now, he aims to still be working in the transportation industry – possibly somewhere abroad.
Suffolk, he says, was where these plans were born, encouraged and began to materialize.
“I tell people that my experience at Suffolk was positive and beneficial because it allowed me to experience real life while attending college,” says Wright, who spent his freshman year studying in Madrid. “I worked and lived on my own while attending college therefore there wasn’t an adjustment phase after I graduated; I was already living adult life.”
Serving as president of the International Business Club for two years gave Wright experience managing people, he says – which he found to be a challenge at times. His Global Travel Seminar to India gave Wright a taste for international business that shaped his current professional goals. Accounting Professor, Thomas Whalen assisted Wright in landing a great internship in the accounting department of the Kraft Sports Group. Wright would also complete a management internship with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., which led perfectly into the position he currently holds. Wright chalks these connections and experiences up to his decision to attend Suffolk.
“I was looking for an urban campus that would position me to find internships while completing my coursework,” he says. “I chose Suffolk because of its location, business program, and the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid. It met all of my needs.”