Management Student Spotlight

Portrait of Elina Fantilli.

Elina Fantilli

My name is Elina Fantilli. I am majoring in Management Organizational Leadership and minoring in Legal
Environment of Business (LEBUS).

During the summer of my sophomore year I was an intern at Stevens & Lee Law Firm. There I worked as
a Records Department Clerk (intern). I was responsible for organizing and maintaining accuracy and
privacy of confidential file. I also completed legal books in preparation for client meeting and

On campus I am a Teacher Assistant for BA 342 and MGMT 301. I started this position this past
September. I am also a Management Major Ambassador. This role allows me to represent and promote
the management major to prospective students.

Previous summer (2019), I was an intern at PepsiCo. There I worked as a Sales Management Intern. It
was a fun and challenging environment. I worked closely with may sales professionals sharing strategies
and data. We all worked closely together to execute sales plans and goals in specific geographic
locations. I had to go out in my specified area sell our product in a way that not only created profit, but
also a trusting relationship between the customer, PepsiCo and myself.

The management major at Smeal is something I will be forever thankful for. It has allowed me to
become the best version of myself. Through this program I have developed leadership skills,
organizational skills and confidence knowing that I can go out in the world be an asset to my future
employer and be able to make a difference in my community. Management professors taught me how
to be an individual, but also a team player at the same time. They give you a taste of the challenges that
the world has, but they also equip you with many tools to be able to succeed and overcome anything
thrown your way. Everyone at Smeal is here to help you grow and develop into the next generation of

I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school for after graduation. I have decided to apply
to Penn State for Master’s in Corporate Finance.


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