Bysiewicz described having mentors throughout college, law school and her days in the legislature.
"There are many ways to find mentors,” she sad. “Internships are a great way to start."
She encouraged the students in the audience to consider applying for an internship in her office.
“Quinnipiac students are fiercely talented young men and women,” Bysiewicz said. “You all have bright futures.”
She told the members of the university community that the current administration in Hartford shares the same the values and goals as the School of Business’ People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
“Our administration is all about innovation and entrepreneurship,” Bysiewicz said.
To attain success, she said she and Gov. Ned Lamont have built a diverse team.
“I am happy to say that 50% of our cabinet is women,” Bysiewicz said to applause. “We have also assembled the most racially diverse cabinet ever in Connecticut — with more than 40% of whom are people of color.”
Elected leaders and entrepreneurs share a lot in common, she said.
“In order to be successful, we must both communicate well and be persistent,” Bysiewicz said. “Further, people involved in politics and business both have to raise money.”
The most successful campaigns and governments are diverse, she said.
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