Students Make Alumni Connections at NYCC Event
About 125 students networked with more than 50 alumni at another successful edition of New York City Career Connections Jan. 4 at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
"Nothing is more valuable than the resource of a fellow alum who cares," said Paul Brennan '93 in a keynote speech to the crowd of alumni and students hoping to establish themselves in New York City following graduation. "Relationships are key."
A senior vice president of ad sales at SONY Pictures Television, Brennan has helped dozens of Oswego students over the years through Career Connections and the Alumni Sharing Knowledge mentoring program.
"Reach out to alumni and ask to spend 30 minutes with them," Brennan said. "We are happy to help!"
Students spent the earlier part of the day touring career-specific firms and places mainly through arrangements made by alumni. Bob Garrett '83 marked his fifth year hosting visits at KPMG.
Hosts Joan Cear '80 of Kellen Communications and Rich Wolf '76 of ABC television studios welcomed students at their workplaces. Karyn Rose '96 of Citigroup arranged for a tour of the New York Stock Exchange and students were invited to visit Madison Square Garden.
Stephanie Meyering '08 and Lauren Berneri '09 also hosted at Kellen.
⎯ Shane M. Liebler
La-Dana Jenkins '94, right, speaks with an Oswego student at the 2012 New York City Career Connections event Jan. 4.
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