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Students spend their college years striving to meet the challenges of the workplace they will someday be entering. But not all students have a grasp of the more pragmatic matters they will no doubt face — from managing student loan debt to purchasing insurance, securing housing and even looking ahead to saving and investing their money. With that in mind, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services teamed up with the Bursar and Student Accounts to organize an event recently at the Student Activities Center Ballroom that was based loosely on a popular board game known as “The Game…

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…

Asad Moughal ’19 has dreamed of working at Google for as long as he can remember.  Thanks to the Stony Brook Career Center, he’s now taken steps toward achieving that goal. “I was able to connect with three alumni, all of whom had amazing things to say about everything from resume advice to interview preparation,” Asad said. “Best of all, I was able to connect with an alum who works at Google, which is a dream employer of mine, and this alumnus was more than open to sharing her experience and advice.” Asad, a marketing intern for the Career Center and…