Career Symposium

Tuesday, October 26th – Wednesday, November 17

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Career Symposium is moving online for a month full of alumni speakers and enriching panels. Tune in every Tuesday and Wednesday evening in November to hear from our incredible network of alumni speakers. Saint Michael’s graduates from around the country who have successfully navigated the professional world will share their personal stories and offer career advice in their area of expertise. Students are encouraged to attend, listen, ask questions, and hone their networking skills.

All Saint Michael’s College current students, recent graduates, and alumni are invited to attend this annual career exploratory event. Please email events@smcvt.edu with any questions. Please register for each individual panel in order to receive the Zoom webinar information.

Schedule of Events

All are welcome to join us virtually for our 14th Annual Career Symposium hosted by the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. We express our sincere gratitude to our alumni panelists for taking the time to share their professional experiences with students and fellow alumni.

Join us for nearly a month of events beginning on Tuesday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 17. Be sure to register for each event below to receive the information to join our webinar. We also encourage you to sign up for SMC Connect to continue the conversation with our panelists after the Symposium.

Tuesday, October 26- 7:00 pm ET

Keys to Career Success – Marie Gallagher P’13, Senior Vice President and Controller at Pepsico
Introduction by President Lorraine Sterritt 

Wednesday, October 27- 7:00 pm ET

Young Alumni Panel with Q&A hosted by Kevin Jeter ’20 and Niall Keane ’18 – Watch Now!
Nicole Butler ’19- Equal Opportunity Investigator, EEOC
Samantha Delaney ’19- Ph.D. Candidate in Bio Chemistry
Abigail French ’20- Associate Recruiter, Emerge
Arda Kanberoglu ’18- Behavioral Health Community partners Program Care Coordinator, St. Francis House

Tuesday, November 2

6:00 pm- Law and Government hosted by John Zurlo ’60, Drew Terrell ’84 and Trevor Brown ’15 – Watch Now!
Jamie Gorton ’10- Principal Attorney,  Gorton Law LLC
Edward Mitchell ’84- Senior VP and General Manager, U.S. Water Services Corporation, Former City Administrator at West Palm Beach
Caitlin Zeytoonian ’14- Legal Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

7:00 pm- Environment and Sustainability hosted by CeCe Horbat ’16 – Watch Now!
Chris Furlong ’09- Senior Project Scientist, Weston Solutions Inc.
Jack Loomis ’16- Conservation Planner, American Farmland Trust: US Department of Agriculture
Cait Shea-Vantine ’15- Biology Lab Coordinator, Florida Atlantic University

Wednesday, November 3

6:00 pm- Business and Entrepreneurship hosted by Pat Fitzgibbons ’89 – Watch Now!
Carol Adams ’89- Owner/Founder of Ashland Farms Coffee
Lisa Grace ’89- Owner/Founder of Scoops Ice Cream
Catherine McCavanagh ’98- Owner/Founder Cushette

7:00 pm- Finance and Accounting hosted by Ian Sutherland ’02- Watch Now!
Rich Aneser ’89- Chief Strategy Officer, Envestnet
Samantha Sliney ’04 – Accounting Manager, Philips Exeter Academy
Matt Powers ’02- Director of Distribution Operations and Business Management, John Hancock

Tuesday, November 9

6:00 pm- Nonprofit hosted by Caitlyn Burke ’14 and Suzy Leous ’86 – Watch Now!
Gracie Barney ’14- Development and Communications Manager, Catholic Charities of Ondondaga County
Sarah Shinkman ’08- Program Director, New England Hemophilia Association
Rachel Sparks ’11- Learning and Performance Support Manager, Aramark

7:00 pm- Public Health hosted by Molly Crafts ’21 – Watch Now!
Emily Ferreri ’19- Medical Student, Einstein College of Medicine
John Flaherty ’07- ER Doctor
Jordyn Fullaway ’20- Ophthalmology Technician

Wednesday, November 10

6:00 pm- Public Relations, Journalism & Social Media hosted by Jay London ’03 and Sharon Gaudin ’89 – Watch Now!
Nate Formalarie ’04- Communications Director, Vermont Department of tourism and Marketing
Luke Stafford ’03- Owner/Creative Strategist/Videographer, Mondo Mediaworks
Marlon Hyde ’20- News Fellow, Vermont Public Radio

7:00 pm- Sales and Marketing hosted by Steve Furlong ’99 and Kathy Sweeten ’77 – Watch Now!
Taunglea Ambroise ’91- Global Business Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Kim Corey ’84- Real Estate Agent, Coldwell banker Hickok and Boardman
Dan Rodliff ’01- Senior Vice President, NFP

Tuesday, November 16

6:00 pm- Technology hosted by Jillian Charest ’04- Watch Now!
Mark Cernosia ’03- Owner, MFC Designs
Michael Hayes ’06- Global Head of Digital Technology, Ben & Jerry’s
Dan Jackson ’05- Owner, Driverbase

7:00 pm- Education hosted by Marianne Strayton ’98 – Watch Now!
Kevin Dalton ’20-  High School ESL Teacher, Teach for America Core Member
Amy Parsons ’99- Director of High School English, Uncommon Schools
Andrea Slaven ’09- First Grade Teacher, North Reading Public Schools

Wednesday, November 17

6:00 pm- Arts and Entertainment hosted by Heather Fichthorn ’12 – Watch Now!
Josh Bardier ’11- Professional Actor/Speech Writer
Allison Cullen ’20- Self-Published Author
Perry Turcotte ’87- Independent Consultant

7:00 pm- Exploratory hosted by Renée Davitt ’86 – Watch Now!
Lauren Boucher ’86- Associate Director of College Counseling, Tabor Academy
Aimee Duffy ’08- Principal and Director of Human Resources, Design Workshop
Jamieson Vazquez ’10- Director of Global recruiting, Logz.io