Hometown

River Edge, NJ

Major Accounting
Complementary Minor Economics
Path

"I know that if you put the time and commitment into something, and have a passion for what you do, then good things will happen."

Nicole Kim '20 has played volleyball for as long as she can remember. She's good at it, and she takes it seriously as a member of Bryant's Division I team. Kim likes to win, but, more than anything, she values her teammates and the unique bond she's formed with them.

“We play for each other, and we win for each other,” says Kim. “No matter what happens in the end, we’ll always be there for each other.”

That teamwork and sense of community extends off the court as well; she says it’s an everyday part of life at Bryant. Beyond her close network of coaches, friends, teammates, and supportive professors, Kim knows there’s a whole world of mentors available to her.

“Bryant has so many different connections – there are so many people who come to campus for career fairs, to recruit, to guest lecture in classes, to speak at conferences,” she says. “They all care about Bryant, and love Bryant students and want to help them succeed.”

A member of the North East Conference Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Kim works as a tutor in Bryant’s Academic Center for Excellence, where she helps students with their studies in accounting and economics.

“It’s really rewarding to work with students and help them to break through and understand,” she notes. “It’s a great feeling when you see that something has begun to make sense to them, or they say ‘Oh! I get it and I love accounting now,’” Kim says with a laugh.

She’s given back in other ways as well, including serving as a volunteer coach for Rhode Island Special Olympics athletes and interning with the organization to construct practice plans and coordinate the Special Olympics Tournament at Bryant.

In the spring, the members of the volleyball team get together to spend a day with the Special Olympics athletes. “The people who we work with get really excited about it,” she says. “Volleyball is a really fun sport and I’m glad I get to share it with them.”

Real World Experience

Bryant Athletics

Women's Volleyball, member of the 2016 and 2017 North East Conference Fall Academic and Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Mentoring

Volunteer, RI Special Olympics
• Coach for athletes; interned in spring 2018 to construct practice plans and coordinate the Special Olympics Tournament at Bryant

Tutor, Academic Center for Excellence
• Tutor students in Economics and Accounting

Internships

Sales Operations Analyst, Stryker Corporation
• Compiled and analyzed financial information to find competitive pricing on products
• Analyzed the impact of different price points and presented recommendations to CFO

Academic Competitions

Principles of Economics Competition
• Worked in a team to analyze, and find creative ways to address important economics issues

PwC Tax and Assurance Competition
• Studied and addressed real-world business scenarios based on the strategic issues currently being faced by companies all over the world.

A Connected Community

Bryant's purposeful student life delivers co-curricular immersion with an inspiring, collegial community. Students forge deep connections that last a lifetime.

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Madeline McLaughlin '19

Managed more than $1.2 million of real money through the Archway Investment Fund

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Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao, Ph.D.

“One of our tasks as educators is to challenge [students], encourage them and nurture them so that they graduate as individuals ready to do something positive.”

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Pallak Bhandari '18

After graduation, she joins PwC as an Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics associate.