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Alumnae Share Career Paths at Business Event

February 22, 2018

On Thursday, Feb. 8, the four student organizations associated with the St. John Fisher College School of Business hosted an event focused on fostering collaboration between the different majors within the School.

The event, “Paths and Present,” was organized by members of Investment Club, Accounting Club, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Fisher’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and included a panel of speakers from a variety of fields discussing trajectories of their careers. Panelists included Laurie Quakenbush, Excellus BCBS; Laura Nespoli, Truth Collective; Molly Doughterty, Northwestern Mutual; and Jessica Millan, Edward Jones. The panel was moderated by Melissa Lennon ’18, vice president of community service for AMA.

Student organizations in the School of Business have traditionally focused on the major that the club supports, but members of Accounting Club felt it was time for students from different majors to come together and broaden their knowledge of opportunities within any major or career, especially given that many students have double business majors and/or minors, said Aviana Catarisano ’18, president of the Club. Each club works toward the same goal—offering opportunities to grow and network with professionals to further their career paths after graduation—and this event demonstrated that any career has a multitude of possibilities and opportunities, she said.

“With the creation of this event, the business clubs have made connections so we can continue to work together and keep up to date with each other when there is an event that could be appealing to all majors,” Catarisano explained.

The leadership of each student organization hope to make the panel an annual event and collaborations to help members reach their career goals.