Dulce Ocampo '18

Business Administration: Marketing and Management

I’ve learned so much about who I am — and who I want to be in the future.

Hometown

St. Paul, Minnesota

Why St. Kate's?

“I chose to attend St. Kate's because I wanted to try something different. All my life I had attended public co-ed schools and I wanted my first years of college to be unique. By the end of my first week as a freshman, I loved it! Everyone was so nice, the professors here like to challenge the way you think and the things you believe in and above all they love what they do. I had never felt so empowered as women of color before my university experience.”

Deciding on an Area of Study

“My parents are entrepreneurs; so all my life I have been surrounded by business. When I came to St. Kate’s, I knew I wanted to pursue a degree in business and specialize in something exciting. I took my first marketing course freshman year and really enjoyed it. Later, I added two minors in areas I was passionate about — sales and sociology.”

Building Experience

In 2017, Dulce — who’s involved in the First Generation Scholars League and Katie’s Entrepreneur Organization on campus — was one of eight Katies selected for 3M’s highly coveted Frontline Internship. She spent 11 weeks at the Fortune 500 company working with the sales division in St. Paul. She gained meaningful connections and new professional skills — and, best of all, she left with a job offer!

“This was such an honor and accomplishment for me,” she says. “I grew up on Third Street, a block away from the headquarters, and I watched 3M grow and expand without really knowing what the company actually did.”

But now she does and she has a full-time position lined up at 3M for when she graduates.

Today

“Over the past four years at St. Kate’s, I have never felt so challenged, powerful and purposeful. I have learned so much about who I am and who I want to be in the future. The feeling of empowerment and knowledge you gain when you come to St. Kate’s is honestly an understatement. Everyone who comes here is passionate about her academic success and that really shows.

“Now as my college career is coming to a close, I am thinking about how I will lead and influence after I graduate and begin the ‘real world.’ No matter what happens, I know that I will always have a community of people who support and believe in me at St. Kate’s.”