The Tabor School of Business at Millikin University would like to introduce one of our stellar alumni, Delphine Iragena. She achieved a Bachelor of Science in International Business as well as a Design Thinking for Leadership Minor and a Project Management Certificate. Delphine put her time here at Milikin University to great use, she graduated in the spring of 2019. Delphine is still active here on campus and she now works for Millikin University as the AmeriCorps VISTA as well as a part-time as a supervisor for Aramark Catering. To hear more about her journey after school, watch her alumni video below:
Not only was Delphine and amazing student, she was very active on campus. Delphine held numerous roles in student organizations. She was a part of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as the Vice President, the Multicultural Student Council as the Public Relations Chair, the African Student Organization as the President, and the Black Student Union in which she was named Miss Ebony ’17 . In addition, she was a Long-Vanderburg Scholar. As you can see Delphine had a very successful career here at Millikin University.
We reached out to ask Delpine some reflective questions about her time here at Millikin University and here is what she had to say.
Q: What class stood out to you most in your college career?
A: “It was [my] freshman year first semester Business Creation class. Realizing what it takes to start a business and how to find and strategically plan in order to have a group work well together. Creating a business plan. It was scary presenting to individuals that worked for companies like ADM and Caterpillar Being a very shy and reserved person I had to learn to find my voice and become a leader through this class.”
Q: How did the Tabor School of Business prepare you for a personal life of meaning an value, which is one of Millikin’s core missions for their students?
A: “I think Tabor School of Business focuses on having each student find something that they love doing. In order to help college students live a personal life of meaning and value they provide real life experiences through real client interactions and creating real businesses. Tabor School of Business aids in building confidence as well. In order to live a life of meaning and value a person must have a better understanding of themselves and the people around them.”
In an interview with Delphine, she was asked the following question:
Q: What are the most important skills you have learned at the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University that you would utilize in the position you’re currently in…?
A: “Some of the important things that I feel like I’ve learned from Tabor would be like understanding groups and knowing um the how do I put it the like, what people are most best at and using those skills to better aid us in like coming up with the solution or like finishing a project or whatever we need to do for that.”