Get Hired: Virtual NetworkingFeaturedChannel:
Networking Topic: Virtual Networking The future of communication is upon us with virtual networking that enables us to adapt to social distancing requirements while staying connected. Let's start taking full advantage of this virtual networking smorgasbord by taking action! This
video offers guidelines for the biggest benefits of creating and staying current with virtual networking trends, platforms, and profiles. It's time to follow up with your connections, make new connections, and exercise the value of active online
engagement from the comfort of home.
Networking Topic: Networking 101 No matter the industry, networking is essential to a long, successful career. The most successful networkers know that the real work begins well before the event begins and ends long after you get home. Preparation and follow-up are just as
important as the networking event itself! For all you students out there, remember that you do have something to offer professionals that you may meet. Perhaps you could connect the professional with your school's internship coordinator or with
an event/resource that corresponds to the professionals interest. Think creatively and remember that you can always bring something to the "table".
Stephanie Ayanian, Documentary Film ProducerChannel:
NetworkingTopic: Put Yourself Out There & Meet Everyone You Can Stephanie is a documentary film producer. After earning her undergraduate degree in Film and Video from Penn State, Stephanie left for California and worked in production for the "X Games" for three years. With a slow film production
market and a desire to teach, Stephanie turned to education, teaching 5th graders at a local private school. Now teaching film producing courses at Drexel University, Stephanie focuses most of her time on documentaries, merging her two passions of
education and filmmaking.
Film and Media Arts (Masters), Film and Video (Bachelor) City: Ardmore State: Pennsylvania
Risk Analyst, ACESChannel:
Networking Topic: Bring ideas with you to a networking session Allen is a Risk Analyst with ACES, a nationwide energy management company based out of Indiana. His main responsibility in the Risk Analyst role is market-to-market valuations of his clients' transactions. Allen uses analytical tools to create
the financial forecast off which to base these valuations.
Professional Golf Caddie, PGA TourChannel:
Networking Topic: Show your employers that you're an all-around good person Joe LaCava is a Professional Golf Caddie working on the PGA Tour. After getting his start in 1987 with golfer Ken Green, Joe spent the next 20 years of his career with PGA Tour Champion Fred Couples. After a brief stint with Dustin Johnson (another
PGA Champion) in 2011, Joe jumped on the chance to switch caddie duties to one of the most prolific golfers of all time: Tiger Woods. Joe brings us into his tournament preparation, working for Tiger, and what he considers to be the skills that
elevate regular caddies to professional.
Senior Financial Sales Director, Bloomberg LPChannel:
Networking Topic: Networking Is Hard Work Krishna's remarkable story takes him from a small southern Indian village (that he insists we won't even find on a map) to one of the largest, most renowned firms on Wall Street. With an undergraduate degree in Honors Biochemistry, Krishna
switched gears from medicine to business after successfully operating his own sports marketing company while in college. He networked relentlessly, studied hard, and leveraged an internship into a full-time career.
Major: Honors Biochemistry (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Leadership and Executive Coach, Hoshin GroupChannel:
Networking Topic: Have 5 Meaningful Conversations Cindy is a Leadership and Executive Coach with the Hoshin Group. She travels to different corporate clients and assesses how they can maximize their leadership in order to produce better results (and better energy). Her advice to aspiring coaches?
Have some real-world experience before you go into the coaching business!
Major: Accounting (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Internal Advisor Consultant, Global Investment ManagementChannel:
Networking Topic: Be Bright, Be Brief & Be Gone Brian is an Internal Advisor Consultant with Black Rock. Black Rock is an independent, global investment manager. When on the road, Brian's days are packed with travel and sitting across from potential clients all day long. Brian gives
current job-seekers great tips on making first impressions in the work-force!
Major: Finance (Bachelor) City: Princeton State: New Jersey
Military Special Advisor to the Special RepresentativeChannel:
Networking Topic: Relationships Get You Hired Sean is an advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the US Department of State. He is responsible for shaping US efforts to support Afghan reconciliation and coordinating negotiation of a strategic partnership to guide
US-Afghan relations following the withdrawal of combat forces.
Major: International Politics (Bachelor), Media Studies (Bachelor) City: Washington State: District of Columbia
Internet Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer, TeamHomeFieldChannel:
Networking Topic: Meet Someone New Each Day Joe is president and CEO of TeamHomeField.com. His company gives coaches and athletes across the country the ability to edit and watch game footage online at the push of a button. Joe walks us through his jam-packed schedule (sales calls, marketing
campaigns, social media blasts, site management, fundraising, etc). As if his schedule wasn't crazy enough, Joe is also a professional lacrosse player with the Denver Outlaws! Check out his interview to get a glimpse of a 24/7 entrepreneur!
Major: Sociology (Bachelor), Information Management (Masters) City: New York State: New York
President of Professional Basketball Team, Erie BayhawksChannel:
Networking Topic: Give As Much As You Get Matt oversees daily team and business operations within the Erie Bayhawks organization, the minor league affiliate of the NBA's New York Knicks. Under his leadership, both the average game attendance and total fan base are on a steady rise.
Matt shares with us what it's like to run a sports franchise and how to make it on the business side of sports!
Major: Communication and Media Studies (Bachelor) City: Erie State: Pennsylvania
Global Recruiting Director, GE Experienced Commercial LeadershipChannel:
Networking Topic: Relationships Are About Giving Chris is the Global Recruiting Director for General Electric's Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP). He establishes and manages the U.S. hiring plan and oversees the entire pipeline of ECLP. His strong leadership style has garnered
national attention from both "Ebony" Magazine (30 Young Leaders Under 30) as well as The Network Journal.
Major: Business Management (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Senior Landscape Architect, Michael Van Valkenburgh AssociatesChannel:
Networking Topic: Alumni Connections Herb is a Senior Associate with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, one of the top landscape architecture firms in the world. Sweeney has worked on numerous high-profile projects across the world including the Asian Cultural Complex in South Korea
and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX. Herb opens up about what makes a successful architect and how to handle the long and intense entry-level years.
Major: Landscape Architecture (Bachelor) City: Boston State: Massachusetts
Vice President & Project Manager, JP Morgan Worldwide SecuritiesChannel:
Networking Topic: Great Exposure Meghan is Vice President and Project Manager of JP Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services. Asides from overseeing mutual fund administration and accounting, Maghan is responsible for pricing new services for new and existing clients. She is
also closely involved with Boston's Women in Finance organization!
Major: Finance (Bachelor) City: Boston State: Massachusetts
Mutual Fund Project Manager, VanguardChannel:
Networking Topic: Building Relationships Gary is a Project Manager for Vanguard in Valley Forge, PA. With an MBA and Masters in Leadership Development, Gary gives students straight-forward advice on getting ahead!
Major: Finance (Bachelor), MBA (Masters) City: Valley Forge State: Pennsylvania
Alumni Association Director, Penn State UniversityChannel:
Networking Topic: Maintain Personal Touch Roger has been the Executive Director of the Penn State Alumni Association for the past 8 years. His days consist of balancing the business side of his work with the social side, from meeting vendors and donators to traveling the country giving
speeches. With his bachelors, masters, and doctorate all from Penn State University, Roger is proud to call State College home.
Major: History (Bachelor) City: State College State: Pennsylvania
Human Resources (HR) SpecialistChannel:
Networking Topic: Finding Common Bonds KerriLaine is a Human Resources Specialist for a federal agency. She highlights the differences between working for the government vs. the private sector as well as the excitement of living in our nation's capitol!
Major: International Politics (Bachelor) City: Washington State: District of Columbia