Career Symposium brings alumni to campus to advise students


career symposiumSaint Michael's College is staging a program bringing alumni to campus to showcase career options and to give students networking opportunities, the  annual Career Symposiumth4 Friday, Nov. 2.

Successful professionals, attending Saint Michael's College graduates all have come from New York, Boston, the Vermont area and elsewhere to participate. The program has the endorsement and sponsorship of the SMC Alumni Board of Directors, Office of Alumni & Parent Relations, and Office of Career Development. It is also supported by a generous grant from U.S. Chemicals, LLC, and E. Keith Maloney (SMC '66), past member of the Alumni Board of Directors.

The program opens with a keynote address from noted corporate speaker and consultant, Jay Rifenbary, author of No Excuse! - Incorporating Core Values, Accountability and Balance into Your Life and Career. He speaks at 4:30 PM in Cheray Science Hall room 101.

The alumni professionals are grouped onto panels speaking in various Saint Edmunds Hall classrooms from 6 PM to 8 PM. The array of speakers and panels is as follows:

I'm From the Government & I'm Here to Help

  • Eleanor Thompson '92, Senior Program Specialist
    U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Service
  • Scott Collum '91, US Customs and Border Protection Officer
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Alex Hadden '05, Investment Analyst
    Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution.

Sales, Beyond the Perceptions (It's Not All Used Cars and Insurance)

  • Darrell Depot '91, General Manager
    PuroClean Managed Services
  • Craig Callahan '91, Direct Sales Manager
    Viking Range Corporation
  • Becky Dawson '06, Business Analyst
    ESPN Digital Media and Technology

Some Helpful Information Technologists

  • Alex Insley '96, IntuITive Services® Product & Services Delivery Manager
  • Mike Biracree '88, IT Manager
    Primary Care Health Partners
  • Katrina Meyers ’90, Instructional Designer
    Systems & Software

Halthcare Pharma... Booming Like Wildfire

  • Christine Ryan RN '90, M'02 Lobbyist
    Vermont State Nurses Association
  • Christopher Piccaro '80, DDS
    General Dentistry in New York City 1988-1995. Dental practice in Greenwich, Connecticut, 1995-present
  • Craig Duffy '06, Clinical Logistics Specialist
    Biogen Idec

A Walk in Someone Else's Shoes, Human Services & NonProfit

  • John Hannan '80, Senior Director of Strategic Gifts
    National Audubon Society
  • Ed Fox '84, Chief Operating Officer
    Vermont Food Bank
  • Amy Cronin '06, Special Events and Sponsorship
    Lund Family Center

Tweet, Friend, Connect... Navigating Today's MarketSpace

  • Mike McGrail '86, Senior Content Creator
    Brodeur Partners, public relations
  • George Kiesewetter '81, Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager, Footwear, Sporting Equipment, Hunt/Fish and Home Divisions
  • Brenda Kelley Kim '86, Writer
    Marblehead Reporter

Reach for the Stars... Get Off the Ground... Fly High In Biz Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Jason Curry '95, President
    Big Apple Basketball
  • Dennis X. Collins '89, Business Development Manager
    Feeley & Driscoll, PC

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