Meet Garrett Broom '06
After spending two years in the private sector of retail banking, he made the transition into intercollegiate athletics. He has since served as a development assistant with the Golden Gopher Fund, the fundraising arm for the athletic department at the University of Minnesota, and later as an assistant director of Development for the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation for University of Mississippi’s Athletic Department. He is currently serving as director of Development for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department.
"Take advantage of your time as a student at SHU. ... I urge students to go into a field you are really excited and passionate about because when that is your career, it really makes it fun. Use your resources around you by talking to professors and reaching out to people in the field you are interested in. It today’s world there is a lot of information out there, so reach out to CEOs, teachers, coaches, accountants, etc. and ask to do an informational interview. Or, if possible, job shadow an industry leader. That will help network and give you a feel for the industry you are looking to go into."