After Tasia Bromell, ’21, toured Meredith College, she said it felt like a great fit. Now, as she wraps up her senior year, Tasia said that decision has been confirmed as the right one.
A business administration major with a concentration in human resources and an Honors Scholar, Tasia has been active in a variety of organizations across campus. In addition to serving as president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, she is a Broyhill Business Fellow and participates in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She received the 2020-21 Human Resources Award from the School of Business.
Tasia also began working on her MBA as a senior through a program that allows Meredith undergraduates to earn a graduate degree in just one additional year.
“I love being a 4+1 accelerated MBA student because I am able to go deeper into my field of study while being challenged in a unique way,” she said. “My professors are extremely supportive and I am able to gain knowledge from students who have more real-world experience than I do.”
Other growth experiences included studying abroad in Spain for a summer and honing her business knowledge through two internships during which she completed full-cycle recruitment duties, including sourcing, screening, and onboarding. And because of her strong leadership skills, she was promoted to team lead and trained other HR interns.
In addition, Tasia completed an honors thesis titled Employing Diversity: Improving Hiring Practices for All. She investigated current hiring practices and how they impact people with disabilities and provided recommendations based on best practices from scholarly journals.
“I presented my findings during the virtual CSA day,” she said. “This was important to me because I have a physical disability and I want to be in the field of talent acquisition in the future.”
Tasia was born with a tethered spinal cord and extreme nerve damage to her lower extremities – challenges that she is proud to have met with strength and resilience.
“Coming to college and excelling in college was a dream for me that I made come true,” she said. “I have been able to not only succeed in the classroom but participate in activities such as Cornhuskin’ and engage in leadership experiences.”
According to Tasia, her time at Meredith has been enriched by the support of Carolyn Koning, assistant director for disability services.
“Carolyn’s words have empowered me and made me feel strong. She pushed me to become the president of InterVarsity and I feel like I can go to her for anything. I am so grateful to have her in my life.”
After she graduates, in addition to being a full-time MBA student, Tasia has accepted an internship with RingCentral in their talent acquisition program.
She said her college experience has helped her to more fully understand her strengths.
“I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was,” said Tasia. “I live to empower others through my story and I believe I am doing that. This is what makes me strong.”