Browsing: Alumni Careers

By Joe Campolo, Esq. ’94, Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Negotiation is a crucial business, management and leadership skill. We all negotiate every day, in daily life with family and friends, in business, in political life and government, in academia and in deal-making, conflict resolution, problem-solving and decision-making. Yet too often, negotiations fall apart due to lack of preparation and an inability to be willing to create a win-win (or win-not lose) solution. We recently saw this play out on the national stage. Donald Trump holds himself out as a master negotiator and “dealmaker,” frustrated by the gridlock…

Every year, the Stony Brook Alumni Association and the Career Center organizes a large-scale networking mixer to help promote and facilitate connections between students and alumni and also provide opportunities for alumni-to-alumni networking. On Thursday, March 30, Stony Brook students, alumni and friends connected for several rounds of networking at the 7th Annual Students and Alumni Networking Mixer. More than 80 alumni and friends attended as mentors, and 100 students and alumni attended as mentees. Twenty-one “career tables” were arranged, representing various occupations including: communications, teaching/education, engineering, government, entrepreneurs, executive management, human resources and health care. Prior to the mixer,…

by Mallory Rothstein ’15, BA in Psychology This past fall, I decided it was the right time to leave my former employer and find a new job. My goal was to start a fresh chapter by landing a position in the tech industry. The only catch? Never before had I worked at a tech company, and I didn’t have many close connections within any tech companies, either. I knew that in order to get a job, I would have to be a standout applicant. And I succeeded! But how did I do this? I was able to use social media…

In the career world, we have to make choices and decisions every day — some big and some small. Finding the right job and company where we can thrive can be more challenging if we choose to create that reality. We can choose to live our career lives on automatic and go through the motions with little independent thought, and as a result, embody a mindset that everyone else is in more control over our career lives than we are. Or we can choose to wake up each morning with the intention to remain present, develop unique skills and nurture…

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…

There is roughly a 60 percent chance that the New Year resolution you committed to back in January is no longer a thought in your mind. People use many different approaches to try and accomplish a goal with the hope that they will ultimately reach success. Most of us start with thinking of something we want to change in our lives and then set a specific and actionable goal — maybe write it down — and hope for the best. If you’re working on career growth and development, changing careers or preparing for a job search in the same career…

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…

Stony Brook Alumni Career Services has arranged several opportunities for alumni to connect with one other, plan for the future, and learn soft skills that will enhance their career performance. If you’re a Stony Brook graduate, the month of November brings opportunities for you to: connect with fellow alumni. Meet with alumni employees at the HireNYC Career Fair, network at one of many upcoming alumni social events, or join the Career Advisors Network. shift your mindset to achieve success. Tune in to this online webinar to learn ways to improve your chances of finding a career you love. build better relationships. Hear from career expert…

Throughout our journey of career exploration and development, there tends to be a collective emphasis on traditional methods that are meant to help us achieve a sense of career direction. During the beginning stages of career exploration there is a focus on using self-assessment tools to learn more about likes and dislikes, and reading reliable information to increase career knowledge. After almost 10 years of being a career counselor, I have learned many people struggle to better understand themselves. This makes career thoughts extremely challenging because understanding who we are is at the foundation of making good career decisions. A…

Stony Brook students met up with alumni employees at Google’s New York office on Friday, October 28, to learn more about the company, tour the facilities and network with senior level professionals. The meetup gave students the opportunity to learn more about life at Google — and hear alumni employees’ stories and advice firsthand. “As a Computer Science major, I thought the Google Tour was a great exposure to the workforce,” said freshman Shweta Sankaranarayanan. “After talking to the Stony Brook alumni, I feel more inspired and enthusiastic for the next 4 years of college.” Alumni employees were impressed by the…

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