For Shannon Perrone and Josh Burdick, members of the Class of ’19, the motivation to compete against peers is the true test of their business educations. The duo participated in this year’s New York Business Plan Competition – Mohawk Valley Region, pitching their original business plan for a historic renovation consulting service. Perrone, a self-described area-history buff, and Burdick, an experienced custom woodworker, tied their passions into a pitch fusing their interests and educations.
Both students are Business Administration alumni, and held leadership roles in the College’s Business Careers Club in 2018 and 2019. “What has been beneficial to me is that our professors are really like our colleagues,” says Perrone. “We work closely, and so they kind of become family.”