Melanie Janiszewski '06 Phd Student,
Cornell University

Melanie Janiszewski '06

Since graduating from Canisius in 2006, I have earned a Master's Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from Michigan State University. I then began employment with the Human Resources' Leadership Development Program at Rolls-Royce North America, headquartered in Reston, VA outside of Washington D.C. During that time, I was assigned to Indianapolis, Indiana, Mount Vernon Ohio and Derby, United Kingdom as a Human Resources Business Partner. While employed, I made the decision to return to school and pursue my Ph.D. in Labor Relations. I applied to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and received a full scholarship, with a stipend to both universities.

Canisius College was instrumental in helping define my career trajectory. Not only were the courses challenging and relevant to current business issues, but the professors were attentive and always willing to provide additional guidance. The small class sizes and great academic environment ensured that I had the right experience to prepare me for the future.