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Business Student Jamaal Hollingsworth Learns the Value of Networking
September 1, 2011

Jamaal HollingsworthJamaal Hollingsworth, a senior majoring in management in the College of Business, has followed his dreams and found success through academic rigor and professional networking.

A member of the college’s Business Scholars Program, Hollingsworth’s networking has resulted in meeting and working with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

“Business students need to network and market themselves,” said Hollingsworth, who will graduate this fall. “This is a small world we live in and your connections speak volumes about the person you are and how others perceive you.”

Throughout his career at UTSA, Hollingsworth has participated in three internship experiences.  These included positions with the Federal Housing Authority and Urban Housing Department, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the PM Group.

“My first internship was a real eye‐opener in terms of all the things we were discussing in my management classes,” he said. “The experience and people that you get to network with during internships is invaluable.”

A college internship enhances classroom knowledge and gives students real world experience in a competitive global market.  If you are interested in learning more about hiring interns for your company, contact Karen Rayzor, director of professional development in the college’s Center for Student Professional Development at (210) 458-4039 or email

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