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Jill Geisenheimer ’02, an International Affairs major from Upper Saddle River, N.J., has accepted an associate position with SEI Investments in Oak, Pa.

Although she has yet to learn of her specific responsibilities with the company, Geisenheimer will travel to SEI at the end of May to meet fellow associates and be assigned to a team.

Geisenheimer believes that Lafayette’s small size and opportunities outside the classroom have prepared her for her career.

“The smaller student body happens to be one of Lafayette’s best attributes,” says Geisenheimer. “It allows the professors and staff to give the kind of attention that prevents people from getting lost in the cracks. If you make the effort, there is a tremendous amount of opportunity that can be taken advantage of here at Lafayette.”

Geisenheimer believes the First-Year Orientation program honed the skills she will need to succeed at SEI.

“The structure of it is very much like that of the company in that it is very team-oriented and requires numerous responsibilities,” she says.

Geisenheimer’s academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society; and Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society. She received the Frank Kline Baker Spanish and Latin American Civilization Award, given to students who attain proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American civilization.

Geisenheimer studied abroad in Seville, Spain, during the spring semester of her junior year and spent a January interim session between semesters taking a special course in Israel led by Ilan Peleg, Charles A. Dana Professor of Government and Law. She also conducted research as an EXCEL Scholar with Peleg for a book on how hegemonic countries, those dominated by one ethnic group over another, evolve into pluralistic societies.

For the first three years of college, Geisenheimer spent her summers interning with Wizard magazine and This past January, she shadowed Janet Sullivan ’84 at Sullivan & Lloyd P.C. in Verona, N.J., through Lafayette’s alumni externship program. She played the role of Titania, the fairy queen, in the College Theater outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

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