Browsing: Alumni Careers

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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Stony Brook students met up with alumni employees at CA Technologies on Monday, October 17, to learn more about the company, network with senior level professionals and tour company headquarters. The event was a collaboration between the Stony Brook University Career Center, the Office of Alumni Relations, and alumni employees Marianne Cocco ’15 and Frank Loglisci ’07.

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Three Stony Brook alumni shared their college experiences with potential SBU students at the Palo Alto College Fair on Monday, October 11, 2016. Stony Brook was one of 150 colleges represented at the fair, and the only SUNY school with representatives in attendance. Michele Waisblatt ’73, Taylor Light ’15 and Shashi Agarwal, PhD ’79 — members of the Northern California Alumni Chapter of the Stony Brook University Alumni Association — were proud to have the opportunity to connect with high school students and their families, and to connect with one another while representing their alma mater. “Working with Taylor and Michele at college…

DC area alumni are invited to join Stony Brook Career Center Director Marianna Savoca for Start Smart, a workshop designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. Thursday, October 20, 2016 5 pm to 7:45 pm United States Capitol Visitor Center First Street NE Washington, DC 20515 Room: SVC 209-08 Following remarks by Elizabeth Kanick ’00, ’01, Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Blumenthal, Savoca will teach participants skills that will help them to: negotiate their starting salary and narrow the pay gap early improve their lifelong earning potential articulate their value build…

In addition to my day job, I also enjoy teaching undergraduate classes on campus. One semester, I started my Communications class with a simple instruction: Stand up and tell the class who you are in 30 seconds or less. This quick improvisation exercise is designed to help people focus on saying just the most important details that they need to convey. The students had to decide within a matter of moments which aspects of their life they believed were appropriate to share with the group. I immediately scanned the group for the body language that would clue me in to…

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