Christina’s Story

Christina Warner

Hello! My name is Christina Warner. I am currently a Research Coordinator at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. I am the eldest of three girls, and the first to enroll in a 4 year college degree in the US. I graduated from Knox College on June 2nd, 2012 with Cum Laude. While at college, I was a member of Mortar Board National Honor Society, member of Order of Omega National Honor Society, and a member of 85 Broads Women’s Network. My goal is to work for 3-5 years, and then obtain an MBA in Management or Entrepreneurship.

One particular experience with my mentor actually happened a few weeks ago. Lately, I have had second thoughts about my current job. I received the job offer three weeks before graduation, and quickly accepted it. However, it was a scientific job and a stepping stone to medical school. My goals for the future are more business oriented, with an emphasis in business school. I was afraid that I had made the wrong decision by choosing this job. I scheduled a phone conversation with Sandy. From this phone conversation, I learned how my current job is not only a terrific stepping stone to my future goals, but how to use certain terminology to emphasis transferable skills. Not only that, Sandy also gave me the contact of an MBA student, whom I plan on reaching out to very soon.

Mentoring is extremely important. It is well know that in business, medical, and any industry, having multiple mentors is the key to success. I have been blessed with terrific mentors, both from and off, and I find them to be sounding boards for life and career decisions.  As Isaac Newton states “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”