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BUILT FORD TOUGH

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Alumna helps students gain experience at Ford

What makes BOP special is our 52 year-old alumni base full of not just highly successful business and community leaders, but individuals that have a genuine care and concern for the academic and professional success of students in the program. One such alumna is Rochelle Dorn-Hayes. Rochelle graduated from Prairie View A&M University before receiving her JD from the Tulane University Law School. Afterwards, Rochelle received her MBA from the Krannert School of Management. Since leaving Krannert, Rochelle has had a noteworthy career in finance at Ford Motor Company. Over the last decade, she always remembered to share her time, talent, and treasure with students in BOP. Historically, Rochelle would provide financial resources for BOP students to study abroad. This semester, she took lots of time to conduct mock interviews for students in MGMT 243 and upperclassmen in BOP. Following the mock interviews, two students received internship interviews with Ford and received employment opportunities for the upcoming summer!

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Hear what Michael Lewis (BOP '18) and Destini Truth (BOP '18) have to say about Rochelle:

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Michael Lewis

Hometown: Hammond, IN
Major: Finance

"I would personally like to take time and 
thank Rochelle for giving me the 
opportunity to work with Ford in the
summer. Your help through the interview
process made it as smooth as possible!
I'm grateful to land my first corporate
internship with Ford!"

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Destini Truth

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Major: Finance

"I honestly appreciate Rochelle taking the
time to assist me during the interview
process and helping me land my first
corporate internship! I look forward to all
the opportunities waiting for me and
working with Ford in their Finance
department this summer!"

Thank you, Rochelle, for your impact on the lives of students in the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program! We truly appreciate your support over the years and hope in continues in 2021 and beyond!   

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