Jacqueline Pelliccia is a 21-year-old native of tiny town in upstate New York called Ballston Spa. When asked “why Pace?” Jackie says that “it’s close to the city, but it’s not in the city.” Being from upstate New York, Jackie looked forward to being closer to the “big city,” but admitted that going to school in the city would be too much. So, she chose Pleasantville’s campus because “it’s more like my home.” The fact that Pace has a prestigious business school also influenced the young Ballstonian to attend.
Jackie has spent her time at Pace as a Finance major with a minor in Accounting. When she first arrived, Jackie was a walk-on for the Pace swim team. However, at the beginning of her Sophomore year, she decided to give up swimming. After residing in Dow for a couple years, like so many Honors students do, she decided to move into Martin Hall. Jackie is involved with many things on campus, such as being the Treasurer for the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Success has not only been in the classroom for Jackie, but in the professional world as well. This past summer, Jackie had an internship with JP Morgan Chase that she found through the help of the Co-Op and Career Services at Pace. When asked how the internship went, she responds, “it was great, I got a job offer!” So, while many graduating students are wondering what they will do for work, Jackie will be anxiously awaiting her start date to begin her successful career.
Pace has clearly aided Jackie achieve so much between her outstanding academic record and having a full-time job waiting for her, but there is more to it than that. Jackie’s favorite experience at Pace has been the people. She expresses her warm feelings for all the students and professors she has met along the way. The Pforzheimer Honors College also has made a huge impact on Jackie’s college career. Jackie says that being in the Honors College allows her to be in more
challenging classes and to be surrounded by students who are as driven as she. Always challenging herself and learning from all her experiences are things she considers to be her greatest
accomplishments at Pace.
After graduating from Pace, Jackie has plans in addition to her career at JP Morgan Chase. She wishes to travel to other countries and to learn some new languages. Being able to speak French and visiting France would be enough for some people, but not Jacqueline Pelliccia. Along with traveling, Jackie hopes to find the job she loves admitting that “there are so many things you can do for a career, I just want to find what I absolutely love.”