Maria Mainardi

Retail Guru, MSC University



After graduating from Penn State Main Campus in 2008 with a degree in communications, I worked at Penn Mutual for seven years as a financial advisor. Always having an entrepreneurial spirit, I enjoyed networking and building my own financial practice in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This career path gave me a crash course in business and in life.


Although the skill set I gleaned as a financial advisor was invaluable, I realized my passion was not finance and decided to pursue an industry that was: real estate. MSC University has given me a place to put my communication skills to work and satisfy my pipe dream of being a perpetual student, working with university and college campuses across the country.

Not Work

Outside of work, I love to travel, exploring new cities both domestically and abroad. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I am always trying new restaurants in Philadelphia, where we live, but also love cooking at home. I am a beach bum at heart so when I am not in the city, I find any excuse to escape to the Jersey Shore to relax and surf (Cape May, NJ is my happy place).



I am obsessed with Frank Sinatra. I have an embarrassing collection of paraphernalia commemorating his life and can recite every song lyric he ever recorded.

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