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Matthew Koslowski

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Grand Skookum

Management and Leadership

Matthew Koslowski has found that there is no better incubator for his leadership skills than on the Western New England University campus. The Warren, MA, native has three minors in Accounting, Human Resources, and Enterprise Resource Planning; which will certify him in SAP software at the end of the year. He maintains an impressive 3.96 GPA and has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Being a Resident Advisor to freshman students for the past three years has been a critical aspect of Matt’s development. The experience has taught him how to always be a leader even when no one is watching, how to be a better friend, and how to be a better person. Matt has found fulfillment in his personal growth through helping others, in particular overcoming his shyness. He says his proudest accomplishment has been being an RA in the Rising Business Professionals Learning Interest Community. This unique housing opportunity is designed to connect and inspire business students. Matt helped develop and implement the community last year and continues to work on the program as it moves into its second year.

As a College of Business Representative and Vice President of Student Senate, the importance of clear, concise communicating became apparent to Matt as he learned to express his opinions in spite of packed meeting agendas. He also found that as a leader, communication must work both ways, and that feeling heard is a critical aspect to group success. He made a point to listen carefully to other members and allow everyone the opportunity to contribute.

Matt represents the College of Business at Open Houses on student-run panels that give prospective Golden Bears insight into life as a student at Western New. His business focus extends through his extracurricular involvements as a member of the Management and Marketing Associations as well as the Campus Activities Board.

Gaining experience in his family’s business, Matt spent this past summer developing internal business management software. When not studying and working he is an avid Boston sports fan, plays golf and even has a recreational lobstering license.

After graduation Matt hopes to someday own and operate his own business.