Marketing and Management
Global Sourcing Operations Senior Analyst at Harbor Freight Tools
At Carthage, Anna Savaglio ’19 double majored in marketing and management. She now works at Harbor Freight Tools as a global sourcing operations senior analyst. Her team works on process improvement and takes the lead on the project management system her company uses.
Ms. Savaglio is a frequent speaker at the Young Alumni Event the College holds in October. “Carthage will always be apart of me. Carthage alumni all helped me through my four years, and I am honored to do the same.”
“The opportunities at Carthage were endless — I was able to connect with so many professionals and companies, and ultimately learn what career path I wanted to take.”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“I have enjoyed seeing how much I am capable of. It can be really intimidating to start in corporate America fresh out of college, so learning with an amazing company and team has been very enjoyable, and I hope that this is only the start of my growth.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“Excel certification is a must in the analyst world, and it definitely makes you stick out on paper. Mock interviews and sales call events will also help you hold professional conversations and become more confident in yourself.”
Why did you choose Carthage?
“My dad and his siblings attended Carthage. I always wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps!”
What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?
“Professor J.J. Shields helped me with my sales skills and helped me build professional relationships. Professor Sandy Basiglia encouraged my freedom of thought. I also credit my post-college success to Professor Lisa Franklin.
“I think being able to have 1:1 mentors is very important in college, especially when you are confused on which career path to take. It’s nice to have real-life examples from the professors and have someone there to put you in contact with someone who might be able to help you get a job or internship.”
What role have the values in Carthage's mission, "Seeking Truth, Building Strength, Inspiring Service — Together" played in your life?
“It is important to know that many things in life are done with teamwork. Whether with work, family, or friends, you can always count on those around you to inspire and build you up.”