CSUSM Temecula News
Brandi Bemoll is an alumna of the CSUSM at Temecula Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and graduated May 2019. During her time at CSUSM at Temecula, Brandi served as president of the student organization, B.O.S.S. (Business Organization for Student Success). Within just a few short months of graduating, Brandi had started an internship with the City of Temecula that evolved into a full-time position after graduation.
Brandi credits the BSBA program with providing opportunities in helping her to become career ready. “I chose CSUSM at Temecula’s BSBA program for my degree because of several reasons that proved to be extremely valuable to my education and career growth,” she says. “Free parking, automatic class enrollment, no commute, contact with the local business community and cohort-based learning were the big selling parts. The connectivity to the business community proved invaluable; I began the program with no network and left with a full-time, local government job because of the opportunities and introductions that were made while attending CSUSM at Temecula.”
Brandi currently works as an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Temecula.
The City of Temecula has been one of CSUSM at Temecula's biggest supporters. Christine Damko, Economic Development Manager and Brandi’s supervisor, believes that the business program at CSUSM at Temecula helped ease the hiring process for new employees.
“Hiring a new employee can be a daunting process, especially when you have a small, high performing, tight-knit team like I do,” she says. “While we were going through the recruitment process, we decided to utilize a local CSUSM at Temecula student as an intern to help us with the workload.”
“After months of going through the recruiting process, we found that the perfect new hire was actually already sitting in our office, it was Brandi! A year later, Brandi is thriving professionally and so is our Economic Development Team here at the City of Temecula.”
CSUSM at Temecula’s business administration program offers guaranteed seating, no impaction, and guaranteed graduation in just five semesters. The CSUSM College of Business Administration also offers the Senior Experience program; a unique program that matches teams of student with projects submitted by regional and national businesses and organizations, which gives students real-world skills needed when consulting on business projects.
Christine Damko, Economic Development Manager, City of Temecula