Career Exploration 101FeaturedChannel:
Career Exploration Topic: Exploring Careers - Start Early! There are numerous tools available to hone your skills and make you a more desirable hire in your chosen career field. But what if you don't even know what career field you see yourself in? CandidCareer.com's Billy Glading walks us
through the exploration process to find out how to pick the career that's right for you!
Senior Managing Partner at New York LifeJob Description Robert graduated from the Smeal College of Business with a degree in Business Logistics. However, he ended up working in a different field once out of school. Robert is a management partner of a major insurance firm, New York Life. He hires and
develops financial services professionals to serve businesses in the Philadelphia area.
Business Logistics (Bachelor) City: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania
Vice President of Sales at AT&TInterviewee‘s Story With a technology background, Gary is a VP of sales for AT&T. AT&T Corp. is a business services communications provider, offering a variety of global communications services to over two-million customers, including large domestic and
multinational businesses, small and medium-sized businesses and government agencies.
QBA (Bachelor) City: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania
Investor Relations and Financial Communications ManagerInterviewee‘s Story Lynn is a manager of investor relations at Constant Contact. Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact champions the needs of
small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships.
RealtorInterviewee‘s Story Matt graduated from the Smeal College of Business in 2004 with a degree in Management Science and Information Systems. He started off in a consulting role, but he has changed gears in his career and is now a following his passion to be a Realtor.
Management Science & Information Systems (Bachelor) City: Baltimore State: Maryland
Forensic DNA Examiner, FBIChannel:
Career ExplorationTopic: Pursue Your Passions Brandon is a Forensic DNA Examiner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Working out of Arlington, VA, Brandon is tasked with examining the DNA evidence from cases ranging from counter-terrorism to murders and missing persons. After selecting the
relevant evidence for testing, Brandon then decides which evidence will be used in trial cases.
Science (Bachelor), Forensic Science (Masters) City: Arlington State: Virginia
Headhunter Account Manager, BountyJobsChannel:
Career ExplorationTopic: What Do You Naturally Lend Your Time To Brendan is a Headhunter Account Manager with BountyJobs, a "recruitment marketplace that connects employers with top headhunters." To students unsure of their future, Brendan tells them to analyze what they're doing in their free time
and to leverage this into a career.
Marketing (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Financial Advisor, Merrill LynchChannel:
Career ExplorationTopic: Be Open To Everything Chris is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. He tells interested students to, in addition to excelling in class, work on their interpersonal relationship skills. Often times a new client may join you for you personality and how well you can
Economics (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
SVP of Investments and Lending, Macquarie GroupChannel:
Career ExplorationTopic: Try Things Out David is a Senior Vice President of Investments and Lending with Macquarie Group, a global investment and financial services firm. David encourages interested students to start preparing as early as possible since the demand for investment jobs is
ever-increasing. First step? Start networking.
Finance (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Vice President of Merchandising, Tommy HilfigerChannel:
Career Exploration Topic: Research careers and make connections Lindsay is the Vice President of Merchandising for Tommy Hilfiger, one of the most well-known fashion brands on the planet. As her job relies heavily on trends and knowledge, Lindsay travels the world and checks in on affiliates to see what changes
should be made for upcoming seasons. From there it's a multiple-step process involving designing, sketching, approving samples, and finally coordinating the store roll-out.
Major: History (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Staff Development Officer, United Nations SecretariatChannel:
Career Exploration Topic: Conduct informational interviews Kate is a Staff Development Officer at the United Nations. Working out of the NYC headquarters in the Secretariat Group, the executive arm of the organization, Kate is responsible for the career development programs that will help UN staff grow in
Major: English Literature (Bachelor), Social Work (Masters) City: New York State: New York
Musician and Owner, Pladd Dot MusicChannel:
Career Exploration Topic: What makes you happy? Chris Mitchell is the owner of Pladd Dot Music in Statesboro, GA as well as a full-time musician, playing over 100 shows a year with the Chris Mitchell Band. Check out Chris's interview to learn how to turn a passion into a lucrative career!
Major: Music (Bachelor) City: Statesboro State: Georgia
Southern Adventures Program Director, Georgia Southern UniversityChannel:
Career Exploration Topic: Get Involved In College Michael is the Southern Adventures Program Director at Georgia Southern University. His multi-faceted department involves equipment and bike rentals, climbing walls and challenge courses, and his specialty, adventure trips. When not planning trips,
Michael is actively out around campus promoting the program.
Major: Recreation and Tourism (Bachelor), Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (Masters) City: Statesboro State: Georgia
Social Worker, Georgia Southern UniversityChannel:
Career Exploration Topic: Be Patient When Selecting Major Abby is currently a professor at Georgia Southern University with career experience in social work, specifically mental health and bereavement. She tells students to turn to self-awareness in order to prepare for life after college. This will show
you how to showcase your strengths as well as how to improve your weaknesses.
Major: Sociology (Bachelor), Sociology (Masters), Social Work (Masters) City: Statesboro State: Georgia