JCSU student lands job months before graduation

Ramoya Grandison

The school year has just begun, but Ramoya Grandison has already secured the bag. Deloitte & Touche hired the senior, who double majors in computer science information systems and business administration, five months before graduation. Grandison will remain in the Queen City after graduation in December before starting her new role as Risk and Financial Advisory Group Consultant in March.

“As an international student, it was imperative that I secured a full-time offer prior to graduating because I wanted to ensure that I got into a company that was willing to sponsor my work visa in the future.”

Securing her future took dedication, hard work and most importantly internships, which President Clarence Armbrister encourages students to complete during their time on campus. Grandison has completed three internships, two of those with Deloitte & Touche. 

“I learned how to effectively and efficiently work with teams of different sizes and with different managers. I also learned that even as an intern, my work is just as valuable and impactful for the team,” she emphasized.

Prior to being hired by Deloitte & Touche, Grandison received a scholarship through the company. She said it was the skills learned at JCSU that helped her develop relationships with the appropriate people within the company.

 “JCSU helped me secure the job by hosting numerous resume building workshops and mock interview sessions which I took advantage of. These sessions helped me to prepare for the unforeseen four interviews that I had to go through before receiving my internship with Deloitte & Touche,” she explained.

In addition to attending student workshops on campus, Grandison joined the student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.

“I attended all the student conferences held by the organization, which in turn led to my opportunity with Deloitte,” she said.

Grandison hopes her accomplishments inspire other Smithites to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the University.

“I would suggest attending most if not all mock interviewing and resume building sessions. Though the sessions may be targeting the same area, I learned something different every time I went to a session.”