- by Mount Saint Mary College
Mount stellar senior Cullen Roper poses for a picture

Cullen Roper, a General Business Administration grad, strives to take opportunities to advance his education and career.

For example, Roper, originally from Stratford, Conn., moved to Newburgh recently to be closer to the Mount. He also graduated a year early and is planning to continue his education through the college’s MBA program.

Now, Roper is taking on a three-month internship for Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG) in New York City, as a Sales Operations and Analytics Student Associate. In this role, he supports upper management and sales staff, tracks and updates reports, and participates in sales and service training. He also has access to other professional development opportunities – including the possibility of a full-time job in the future. 

Roper credits the Mount with preparing him for the Business field and inspiring him to apply for the MSG internship. During his freshman year at the college, he learned about the internship while on a field trip with other Business majors, where they took the All Access Business Tour of Madison Square Garden. Keeping the position in mind throughout the rest of his college career, he applied and was accepted for the summer.

Roper is one of six siblings and his father passed away about a decade ago. He paid for college and supported himself these past three years by working in a restaurant. While he is the fifth person in his family to graduate from college, he will be the first to earn a master’s degree.

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