Browsing: Alumni Careers

Deepti is the founder and CEO of FoodtoEat. She also works as an advisory council member on the NYC Food and Beverage Hospitality Council, works as a Global Shaper, and is on the Board of Directors for multiple businesses. She has been featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and continues to volunteer for multiple organizations. Company: FoodtoEat Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Political Science & Business Management What’s your 30-60 second elevator pitch? We are a corporate catering concierge service with a focus on working with immigrant, women, & minority-owned businesses. It is our mission to bring people…

Participate in the Grad CareerFestival Massive 4-Day ONLINE career festival featuring 36 career authors June 26 – 29 from 11am- 7pm EDT daily Stony Brook students and alumni have FREE admission! Research suggests it takes the average grad 7.4 months to find a job! We want to help you find a job FAST! Each month you go without a job you are losing $3,000 to $4,000 in salary! That’s why we’ve partnered with TalentMarks and lined up 36 of the nation’s top career authors to provide you tips, tools and strategies you need to know to launch and lead a successful career. Each…

Dr. Marianna Savoca, director of the Career Center, talked with Newsday recently about how alumni should negotiate their salary and benefits in their first job. “Don’t negotiate anything before a job offer is made and don’t think an employer has an obligation to give you everything you need,” Savoca told the paper, adding that “you want to know your value and benchmark your salary and benefits.” The article  gave three pointers on how to conduct salary negotiations: be confident, consider the entire benefits package when negotiating and don’t sabotage yourself by being impatient. The article is available online here (password required.) Connect…

How I Survived This Year’s Student-Alumni Networking Mixer By Taylor Ha ’18, BA in Journalism There’s nothing wrong with networking. It’s a fabulous opportunity – you meet people who might become mentors, colleagues or bosses. Even if your conversation doesn’t transcend a LinkedIn invitation, you probably learn something useful. But for people like me – shy students who are reluctant to throw themselves into a room packed with ambitious, assertive strangers – it’s the mosh pit of doom. When I first heard about the 8th Annual Students and Alumni Networking Mixer, I told myself I wouldn’t go. It’s not necessary,…

Since roughly 85 percent of jobs are obtained through personal contacts, more time should be spent on crafting the core messages you’d like to send to your network, while building and maintaining authentic relationships. If you’ve convinced yourself that networking isn’t for you, maybe it’s because you feel uncomfortable meeting new people or it’s not natural for you. That’s not a problem: we’ve pulled together 3 networking myths that often limit career growth, and debunk common misconceptions to help you benefit the most from this powerful technique. Myth #1. You have to be a born networker or a natural at…

We are living in a fast-paced world, with a strong need for immediate gratification. External expectations to achieve career success are high and your available energy for remaining focused and motivated is often low. Even if we have some time to think about our next career step, our minds are swarming with the many other things we need to do, which makes it hard to focus and engage with the task at hand. The latest studies show that mindfulness improves focus, emotional regulation, relationships, and decision-making; all of these skills are required and essential to making strategic career decisions. Mindfulness…

Need Career Advice, or want to share yours? Register today to share your story, or get career advice.  Join us for an evening of networking with alumni and friends! There will be approximately 20 tables representing various careers. Do not miss this opportunity to share or increase your career knowledge and grow your professional network! Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6 pm to 8 pm Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook University Tables will be organized by organized by Career Communities: Arts & Communications Business Education & Helping Professions Government & Public Service Healthcare IT & Engineering Scientific Research & Academia Exploring…

Monica is a Business Development Manager at Google where she leads merchant partnerships for Android Pay. She has launched numerous integrations with national brands including Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens; all while enabling frictionless commerce experiences for users on the Android platform. Previously Monica was a Finance Manager at American Express, where she led deal modeling and advisory on consumer co-brand programs and commerce innovation. She was a key player in driving the American Express Apple Pay partnership, enabling AmEx customers to make purchases in-store on a mobile device. It was during this time that Monica became fascinated with…

Mallory is an Administrative Business Partner for Ads Quality. She has worked as an associate for the CEO of Henry Schein, strategy intern, marketing coordinator, co-hosted events raising breast health awareness. Company: Google Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Business Management What’s your 30-60 second elevator pitch? Hi, I’m Mallory and I’m currently an Administrative Business Partner for an Ads Team at Google. I’m passionate about empowering youth and mental health awareness so outside of work, I volunteer and partner with the organizations, Miracle Corners of the World and Crisis Text Line. There’s nothing I find more…

Danette is a Second Grade Teacher at Coney Island Prep. She has worked in the Americorps, as a counselor in Stony Brook University’s Career Center, and as an afterschool program counselor for children of various ages. Company: Coney Island Prep Elementary School Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Psychology What’s your 30-60 second elevator pitch? Hi! My name is Danette Mckellar. I am in my 2nd year of teaching as a Second Grade Teacher in a public charter school. Before becoming a teacher, I dedicated 2 years working within an education nonprofit, City Year, where I utilized my passion for…

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