Ciara Rolle-Harris has had a run of success in college: First, HBO hired her as an intern. Then she scored internships at MTV/VH1 and the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. In May, she received an academic scholarship from New York Women in Communications.
She even caught the attention of Forbes, which recognized her accomplishments with an invitation to the Forbes Under 30 Summit, which connects A-list speakers with young leaders who show the entrepreneurial spirit of its 30 Under 30 list. “I’m 20, so in 10 years, I think I can do it,” she says, only half joking.
Rolle-Harris, a senior public relations major, credits Montclair State’s career services for helping her get a head start on her career. “I take part in mock interviews and receive advice on how exactly to stand out.”
At the Wellmont Theater, she helps promote live music and is learning about the administrative side of the entertainment business. “I’m so grateful that I’m able to work as a student but then follow people and shadow people who I one day want to be,” she says.