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Marisa Bishop

Graduate Assistant of Finance

Major: MA Business Administration

BA in Finance

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Spring City, PA

Personality Type: ESTJ-T, The Executive

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

I enjoy the flexibility and the supportive team that I work with. I enjoy having a supervisor to check in with and meeting with clients. I love learning something new every single week and working towards my future goals.   

What are your goals in the future?

My future goals are to start as a financial analysist and then one day become a financial advisor or financial manager.  

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

The O’Pake Institute is helping me to reach these goals because it is my first internship and my first time using my major. This work experience is helping me get real world views of finance and I am learning in the process.  

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

My favorite memory at Alvernia is living with my best friend in Elherman Hall for all of my junior year!  

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

I love the small campus feel at Alvernia, especially in the classroom. I love that I can always go to office hours with my professors and that tutoring is available. The small and friendly campus view is what attracted me the most.

Who or what inspires you and why?

Shark Tank inspires me because it shows that anybody can start a business and be successful regardless of their background.  

What is a quote that you abide by?

Dreams demand hustle 

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I originally came into college as a nursing major and switched my sophomore year after realizing it wasn’t for me.