My Spartan Success With Bria Manning!

Internship:

When did you (plan to) graduate and what was/is your major?

  • Majored in Communication Arts: Social and Interactive Media. Minor in Art Therapy and Childhood Education, graduated May 2018.

Can you tell me a little about the internship?

  • Rockland Boulders
    • On field promotions, researched promotional ideas and marketing methods, and increased ticket holder experience by enhancing theme games activities.
  • Christine Gritmon Inc.
    • There I did client relationship management for a small business, putting together a Facebook Live Show, social media strategizing & publishing posts.

How did you hear about this position?

  • STAC Career Fair

Can you explain the Interview Process?

  • Like any interview I was nervous. I prepared my exit questions, brought 2 copies of my resume, and found a way to connect with my interviewee.

Did Career Development/STAC help you in anyway?

  • Yes they are the ones who run the Career Fair

Can you tell us about some of your current responsibilities / roles?

  • Assisting and learning. There was a lot of down time so that was perfect for me to go around and introduce myself and see where help was needed.

What is your favorite aspect of the position, can you give an example of what has been your favorite experience so far?

  • My favorite part was making great connections that I have still today. My favorite experience was going to influencer meeting with Chrisitne Gritmon and meeting some famous social media content creators.

What do you plan to do after the Internship?

  • Pursue a career in social media.

What advice do you have for other STAC students looking for an Internship?

  • Utilize all the materials you have available, get advice and mentoring from your professors, don’t pass up on opportunities, and remember what your goals are.

 

Full Time:

When did you (plan to) graduate and what was/is your major?

  • Majored in Communication Arts: Social and Interactive Media. Minor in Art Therapy and Childhood Education, graduated May 2018.
  • Grad Student: MBA in Marketing February 2020

How did you hear about your current job?

  • STAC Career Fair and then after 6 months the company site.

Can you tell me a little about this position?

  • I’m a Social Media Coordinator, my day to day includes speaking with clients on social media campaigns. I work closely with clients and social media reps from Twitter and Facebook. I had to maintain budgets for campaigns, obtain creatives from creative agencies, get approval to launch campaigns, create mockups and weekly reports.

Can you explain the Interview Process?

  • It started with speaking with someone from HR explaining how the process would be broken down and who I would be speaking to. I had been asked to bring 2 copies of my resume, I came with 4. I interviewed with 2 managers and an account director. I had all my questions ready and the interview went smooth because I got the job the next day.

Did you have an internship before this position and how useful was the internship?

  • Very usual I have an idea on how to be on a team, social media strategies, dress code, and how to present myself to clients and coworkers.

Did Career Development/STAC help you in anyway?

  • Yes, I met with the company at the STAC Career Fair.

Can you tell us about some of your current responsibilities / roles?

  • Coordinating campaigns for various clients on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. I send out a weekly report on all the impressions, spent amount, and likes; emailing clients and sister company.

What is your favorite aspect of the position, can you give an example of what has been your favorite experience so far?

  • My best experience is being able to work at my dream job; everyone here is super helpful in teaching me new trade deals and strategies; we do a lot of team bonding activities.

What advice do you have for other STAC students looking for a job or internship?

  • Utilize all the materials you have available, get advice and mentoring from your professors, don’t pass up on opportunities, and remember what your goals are.

 

My Spartan Success with Matthew Dybus!

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  1. When did you graduate and what was your major?I graduated in 2015, majored in Finance and Minored in Economics.

I graduated in 2015, majored in Finance and Minored in Economics.

  1. How did you hear about your current job?

I was working within the Catholic High System at my alma mater, Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, as the Assistant Alumni/Advancement Director. A member of the Marsh Global Marine Team was an alumnus and sat on the Board of Trustees. After my multiple presentations to the board he recommended me to my current position.

  1. Can you explain the Interview Process?

It was an interesting experience going from a High School Administrator mindset back to my college finance and economics mindset. I utilized situations and obstacles I faced in both college and my job at Cathedral to parallel some situations and obstacles I thought I would face in the Global Risk Management market.

  1. Can you tell me a little about the position?

Since I have successfully passed my NYS Brokers exam, I require 1 years’ experience before become a full time broker Marsh’s Global Marine Program, specifically in Marine Cargo. Come December I will have fulfilled both requirements and be a fully licensed NYS Broker. My job is to support and service large conglomerates and other Global companies Marine Cargo Insurance programs. Marine Cargo insurance programs encompass all goods while are in transit all over the world. We create a risk management plan tailored to our clients based on their exposures. Furthermore, we negotiate policy terms and conditions to provide broadened coverage and negotiate premium pricing ensure our client is receiving a fair deal from the insurers.

  1. Can you share some of your current responsibilities/roles?

At Marsh, I have been able to support multiple clients that are major pharmaceutical companies, household product names, complex logistics companies, industrial and energy companies. This requires me to coordinate globally with insurers and other brokers to ensure regulation requirements are met. Other responsibilities I have are issue certificates of insurance, create and deliver innovative solutions for my exposure base.

  1. Did you have an internship before this position and how useful was the internship/s?

I had a brief internship at Northwestern Mutual prior to my senior year. As much as internships are extremely important, I realize now a lot of my skills developed from working as a Career Ambassador, a Student Ambassador, and my work study position and the IACBE Ethics Competition. Being actively involved on campus had a huge impact on how I approached people, situations and life in general.

  1. Did Career Development/STAC help you in anyway?

Career Development was the first campus activity I was a part of at STAC. The opportunity gave me confidence and a genuine fulfillment because I was able to help students with their potential future.

  1. What is your favorite aspect of the position, can you give an example of what has been your favorite experience so far?

My favorite aspect and my least favorite aspect of my job is the uncertainty of what you are faced with on a daily basis. The is a sense of excitement in being part of the process of life saving drugs being shipped overseas to people that need them or renewable energy goods that are being shipped somewhere to power a whole country. Knowing that when I come home, the appliances, detergent or clothes were all shipped and my company could have possibly have had a hand in creating the risk management plan behind those products getting to where they are. The uncertainty of loss whether it is by theft or natural disaster or piracy is always a concern.

 

  1. What advice do you have for other STAC students looking for a job or internship?

First, I went to a small high school that had a graduating class of 27. Then, I went a to small college in coming to STAC. My advice is to think macro, think grand! Just because STAC is a small school doesn’t mean we aren’t making a big splash in this world! Finally, say “yes” to every opportunity you are given. Every time you say “yes” see it as an opportunity to enhance your skills, your resume, and make a big splash in this world.

 

 

My Spartan Success with Marie Clune!

image11. When did you graduate and what was your major?

I graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. I will be going back to STAC in March to get my MBA.

2. How did you hear about your current job?

I work for Madison Square Garden and have wanted to for a while. I heard about their positions and departments by researching on their company website. I was on LinkedIn jobs, MSG’s career website and Indeed daily, looking for new finance positions. I heard about my specific role right now by networking. I kept in touch with someone I messaged on LinkedIn and after I interviewed for an internship at MSG, she recommended me for a full-time position.

3. Can you explain the Interview Process?

Always be ready for “Tell me about yourself” or “Walk me through your resume.” You will get asked this on every interview. I was not asked any difficult questions, I was asked about my previous experience and past education. I spoke a lot about my experience with sports and finance, because I had experience working in the accounting department for a minor league baseball. I would say try and get everything out there, you can talk about school, work, extracurricular’s, but make it worth it for the interviewer to listen. I knew I had to explain my past job responsibilities well, so my interviewer felt I could be a real asset to MSG.

4. Can you tell me a little about the position?

I work in the Teams-Finance department at MSG. This includes the NY Rangers, Knicks, and Liberty. What I really enjoy about this position is I work with a small team, so we are all close and I can help anyone who needs it. I am an associate and a lot of what I have been doing as a new hire, is helping my boss prepare because it is the beginning of both the Rangers and Knicks seasons. I complete a lot of the small parts of an overall assignment for my manager and other colleagues.

5. Can you share some of your current responsibilities/roles?

Here at MSG I am responsible for entering my managers expenses, checking invoices, creating check requests, charges and issuing refunds for any camps or events. I manage salary and expense payments, and keep spreadsheets up to date regarding players, staff, and workers comp. I also update player binders with new contracts and payroll slips. Players come and go frequently so we need to stay on top of every team and update as necessary. Overall it is nice to work here specifically for a sports fan. It makes finance more exciting.

6. Did you have an internship before this position and how useful was the internship/s?

I had three internships before I graduated, and they were all very different. This was beneficial because it helped me figure out what I wanted to do after I graduated. Working at a minor league baseball team made me realize I wanted to stay in sports, and it taught me a lot about accounting and finance within a team as well. Although at MSG I am dealing with a much larger scale of money, responsibilities, people, etc, my previous job helped me get this position. I recommend completing a few internships while you’re in college, it will show you what you can do with your major.

7. Did Career Development/STAC help you in anyway?

I got my job by networking at STAC. The business club hosted a panel of speakers and that is where I got to talk to someone from MSG. From there, I was able to connect on LinkedIn with someone else from the finance department who later recommended me for the position I am in now. Take advantage of any networking events at STAC.

8. What is your favorite aspect of the position, can you give an example of what has been your favorite experience so far?

Working at MSG has been great for me especially because I am a big sports fan. My favorite part of this job is that I am very passionate about my work and it has really made it enjoyable. I have had a few great experiences, my first week here I got to go into the arena for a Q&A with the new Rangers coach. There are little events like this that have been really cool for employees. MSG also does a lot for charity and sick children through their Garden of Dreams Foundation. This is something I admire about the company and look forward to volunteering my time here in the future.

9. What advice do you have for other STAC students looking for a job or internship?

Most people you talk to will tell you to network, that is advice I always got. I agree, since networking is the reason I got the position I’m in. I also would apply to one job or internship every day, I probably applied to over 40 positions throughout college so definitely get your resume out there as much as you can, it is not easy getting a job. Also, don’t be afraid to smart small. I worked for a minor league baseball team for a year and I can say this is the reason I got the job at MSG. I had other experience, like working at a bank for example, but it is so much easier to connect with an interviewer when you have already worked in a similar role you are applying for. Keep applying and use any resources you can. I didn’t know how much LinkedIn would help me, so definitely take advantage of what it has to offer. Lastly, I went through 4 rounds of interviews and was denied when I applied here a few years ago, so never give up on a dream job you want.