Story by Layla Warshaw
Image Courtesy of Becca Weissman
She can’t seem to sit still.
At the onset of COVID-19, Becca Weissman ’25 balked at the idea of not doing anything. With her business suit on and résumé in hand, she walked into every insurance firm, real estate office and bank near her Oceanside, NY, home, looking for a job.
What started as an internship at real estate company Engel & Völkers ended with a part-time role as broker assistant. This summer, she will complete her New York State real estate certification.
At Lehigh, Weissman is on a pre-law track, with a major in management and a concentration in consulting, a minor in real estate and sustainable development.
Weissman brings her passion for operational thinking to all her pursuits. She is the president of Lehigh’s TAMID chapter. TAMID is a nonprofit organization in which 84 students engage with Israeli entrepreneurs. Weissman is the philanthropy chair of Gamma Phi Beta, and is involved in Women in Business, a professional development organization. This semester she is interning with Tesatura Capital, a company that invests in affordable housing.
Weissman says she identified Lehigh as the right business program for her because of its emphasis on corporate responsibility.
“There are so many lenses through which to see a business: social, economic, sustainable, etc.,” Weissman says. “I’m always looking for the best way to utilize business to make a positive impact on communities.”
Down the line, Weissman sees herself going to law school. For now, she says she just wants to keep her range of possibilities wide open.