Author Megan Dwyer

When was the last time you did something to help a colleague look good? Or went that extra step, not because you had to, but because it was the right thing to do? You might think that it doesn’t matter, and that nobody is watching, but you never know. As a mentor, I am often asked how I got started in my career, and I’m always happy to share this story. When I was just starting out, I was offered a temporary assignment in midtown Manhattan in the marketing department of CBS/Fox Video, the leader in home video at the…

The Stony Brook Career Center’s “January Shadow Program” gives students the opportunity to spend one day in the workplace during January intersession, shadowing hosts across the country in their career field of interest. The program drew 260 applicants, with 40 students being placed in 12 companies for a shadow opportunity over winter break. The companies and alumni below hosted students: CA Technologies Frank Loglisci ’07 hosted two students Eleven Seven Music Group John Rosenfelder ’88 hosted four students LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Enrollment Management & Student Development Loretta Capuano-Vella ’84 hosted six students NYS Unified Court System Daniel McLane, Esq. ’88 hosted four students Pace…

Distinguished political science professor Dr. Jeffrey Segal will examine the role of ideology in Supreme Court decision-making, and the corresponding absence of “law” as a significant determinant of the justices’ decisions. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill 1080 Corporate Drive Westbury, NY 11590 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Networking reception 6:30 pm to 8 pm Presentation and question and answer session (followed by more networking) Click here to register for this event. ($10 per person. Refreshments will be served.) If you have questions or an interest in becoming more involved with the Nassau County Alumni Chapter,…

Stony Brook alumnus Jonathan Gottfried ’11 was recently named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30” list in education for his work as a cofounder of Major League Hacking (MLH). MLH is a student hackathon league that supports more than 200 weekend-long invention competitions each year, inspiring more than 65,000 future leaders around the world to learn and develop their computer science skills. According to Forbes, the organization has secured $1 million in funding to date. Every year, Forbes honors “600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” — 30 honorees per industry category. This year’s class of honorees was vetted and…

The New Jersey alumni chapter will host a discussion on alumni career paths, and share advice about breaking into and getting ahead in certain fields. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:30 pm to 8 pm Appliedinfo Partners (Business owned by alumnus John Lau ’70, ’73) 28 Worlds Fair Drive Somerset, NJ 08873 Click here to RSVP today! ($10 per person; includes refreshments) For questions, contact Janet Masini at janet.masini@stonybrook.edu or (631) 632-6212.

Seawolves United recently began an online series called Seawolves on Seawolves, where alumni interview and write features about their fellow graduates. Alumnus Chris Blumenstetter ‘05 wrote the latest in the series, which shares the story of Jason Yellin ’96, whose career trajectory began in 1988 when he was a middle schooler watching his first Division III football contest between the Stony Brook Patriots and the Hofstra Flying Dutchmen. “An avid sports fan, Jason arrived to the game about two hours early, taking his place on a completely uninhabited set of splintering wooden bleachers… ‘Hey kid, you wanna make 10 bucks?’ Greg Cannella, the…

The 19th Winter Commencement ceremony was held at Stony Brook University on Thursday, Dec. 22, where 835 Bachelors degrees, 620 Masters, 120 Doctoral and Professional degrees, and 55 certificates were conferred to more than 1,600 of the world’s future leaders. “In these tumultuous times, I hope you will use your Stony Brook education, not just the remarkable academic components, but your experiences in working and living side by side with some amazing people, to help create a welcoming, inclusive, and productive environment wherever you go,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD said as he addressed the class. It’s the support of alumni and friends that makes the…

John Brisson Jr. ’76 — three-time US Rowing Nationals gold medalist and Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Famer — came back to the Brook on Wednesday, October 26, to speak to current members of the SBU Crew team. Brisson started rowing in 1973 as a student at Stony Brook. He captained the squad that took home the Metropolitan Championship in 1975 and 1976, and led the team to more wins than any other stroke in the program’s 19-year history. After graduation, Brisson distinguished himself in sweep and sculling boats from the ’80 Olympic trials through the ’84 and ’88 Olympic trials. A…

Alumni and friends joined Stony Brook expert Professor Leonie Huddy for networking and a talk on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, as she discussed patterns of voter support for Trump and Clinton in light of the most recent presidential election. Listen to “Placing the 2016 Presidential Election in Context” here: For more information about lifelong learning experiences available to Stony Brook alumni, click here.

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