Creighton and Omaha “went above and beyond my expectations,” says Shyah.
Creighton was full of surprises, says Shyah Ghaseminia, BSBA’18. The Murrieta, California, native says she first visited campus in January to make certain she could handle the frigid temps.
Her first impression? “Wow, this is definitely not a cornfield,” she laughs, recalling her realization that Creighton was perfectly situated on the periphery of a decidedly urban Omaha downtown.
“My family and friends in California were shocked that I wanted to leave the state, but Omaha definitely went above and beyond my expectations,” the marketing and management double major and healthcare administration and policy minor says.
Internship availability was another surprise. The fact that as a sophomore she had two internship offers from which to choose confirmed that she made the correct decision in coming to Creighton.
“The internship opportunities are open to all undergraduate classes, which means you do not have to be an upperclassman to gain real business experience,” says Ghaseminia, who interned with Yahoo!, Creighton University’s Internal Audit Department and LinkedIn.
By August of her senior year, she already had a full-time, post-graduation job offer. Ghaseminia now works as a business leadership program associate in the San Francisco office of LinkedIn.
Diversity may not be the first thing one associates with a Catholic university located in the middle of America. But that’s what Ghaseminia found. Creighton is known for its 16-year run as the number one Midwest regional university, yet it draws students from all over the globe. Ghaseminia erroneously thought the student population would predominantly come from Nebraska and Iowa. But with over 86% of Creighton’s students coming from outside Nebraska, it is not surprising that her best friends were from Hawaii, Oregon and Chicago.
And that means future travel opportunities, says Ghaseminia.
“If I ever want to visit another state, the chances are high that I will have a friend from undergrad in the area,” she says.