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Kristina Regonini

Kristina Regonini

Class of 2006
English

When Kristina Regonini declared an English major at Merrimack College, little did she know that she would begin her professional career working for a company that defines itself as “all about air.”  But that’s precisely what she’s been doing as a marketing coordinator for Trane, a major HVAC firm that specializes in providing air conditioning systems, services, and solutions.  Kristina’s career at Trane began during her junior year at Merrimack with an internship through the college Co-op Office.  As she neared graduation, Trane offered her a full-time position.  “They created the position for me,” she says, “and I was delighted to assume new responsibilities that allowed me to evolve and grow.”  Currently in her sixth year at Trane, Kristina was recently promoted.  “I am primarily in charge of the development and production management of proposals, as well as creating Trane’s messaging in the marketplace.” 

How did the English major help prepare Kristina for this job in an exciting and rewarding field?  “I write every single day,” she says. “I have to communicate Trane’s capabilities in our proposals.  Each proposal is highly individualized and I have to evaluate our audience and define, explain, and propose a solution tailored to the needs of each prospective client.  The English major helped prepare me for this career through the practice of careful reading and writing.  Our challenge as students was to think critically about what we read and tailor our written responses accordingly.”
 
When asked what she liked most about the Merrimack English major, Kristina points to the diversity of course offerings and the flexibility in selecting courses.  “Students gain exposure to a wide range of offerings in different areas, which provides breadth but also allows pursuit of individual interests.”  This variety, she says, adds up to “a solid educational background that prepares you for a successful career.”