May 11, 2022

Students Working with the GCMC: An Alumnus Perspective


 

    Kamyar Rahnemoon, MBA Marketing, Management and Finance

    As a student and now alumnus of Zicklin School of Business, I jumped at the opportunity to engage with one of its invaluable resources, the GCMC! The team was always available and eager to help me build my career path. 
   
     Early on, I connected with Tanuja, who challenged me think more about what aspects of my job I enjoyed and why. Her goal was to help me understand what motivated me. As a result, I became more confident when asking for additional responsibilities at work and expressed more interest in learning about different facets of the organization. 
    
    Soon after graduation, I connected with Lindsey, who gave me valuable career advice and helped me understand my MBTI assessment. Lindsey helped me realize some of my true strengths and gave me real-world examples of how to apply them in a professional setting. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have connected with the team at GCMC and will always recommend students and alumni to reach out to them.

Connect with Kamyar Rehman on LinkedIn

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The GCMC offers Zicklin graduate students and alumni a suite of services that includes individualized career advisement and assessment, as well as strategic workshops and training to assist graduate students and alumni in building a career through personal branding, effective communication, and successful networking techniques. 

Our services span many areas including:

  • One-on-One Advising
  • Drop-In Advisement Sessions
  • Self-Assessment Tools
  • Mock Interviews
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Job Search Groups
  • Social Media Channels




April 28, 2022

Students Working with the GCMC: 2022 Baruch Virtual Tech Expo

Riad Rehman, MS Business Analytics, Data Analytics

Riad Rehman, MS Business Analytics, Data Analytics


I attended the Baruch Tech Expo on April 26, 2022. Over 10 firms from various data-intense sectors presented. The ratio of representatives-to-students was notably high. 

The event was comprised of 3 rounds of breakout sessions. Each session had 1-2 firms presenting. Each firm had 1-3 representatives present. 

The presenters were very engaging. Each presenter referenced roles that were actively hiring. A focus of the breakouts was getting into the details of the firms’ hiring process and what their hiring managers are looking for (e.g. certifications, relevant experience, demonstration of a passion in Business, etc.).

The Baruch Virtual Tech Expo was a great opportunity for students to learn exactly what firms are looking for today.

Connect with Riad Rehman on LinkedIn.

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The GCMC offers Zicklin graduate students and alumni a suite of services that includes individualized career advisement and assessment, as well as strategic workshops and training to assist graduate students and alumni in building a career through personal branding, effective communication, and successful networking techniques. 

Our services span many areas including:

  • One-on-One Advising
  • Drop-In Advisement Sessions
  • Self-Assessment Tools
  • Mock Interviews
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Job Search Groups
  • Social Media Channels


January 21, 2022

Students Working with the GCMC: Unlocking Hidden Potential

Dean Gavindane, MBA’23

Unsurprisingly, The GCMC assisted me in building my resume, coaching me for job interviews, and helping me create a strategic plan to navigate a variety of MBA conferences. Of course, that is a common practice of any academic institution's career services, but the GCMC differs in that they go beyond coaching; they empower me. As a result, I left every meeting with a level of confidence equal to that of a comic book hero. So it was no surprise that I received an offer from a top fortune 500 company. "When confidence aids competence, there is no door that won't open." GCMC is the place to go to unlock your hidden potential.



Connect with Dean Gavindane, MBA’23:

LinkedIn: Dean Gavindane

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The GCMC offers Zicklin graduate students and alumni a suite of services that includes individualized career advisement and assessment, as well as strategic workshops and training to assist graduate students and alumni in building a career through personal branding, effective communication, and successful networking techniques. 

Our services span many areas including:

  •     One-on-One Advising
  •     Drop-In Advisement Sessions
  •     Self-Assessment Tools
  •     Mock Interviews
  •     On-Campus Recruiting
  •     Job Search Groups
  •     Social Media Channels

Students Working with the GCMC: Making Invaluable Connections

Raymond Adda, MBA '22

The GCMC has been a great resource for my career development since I started my MBA program. Coming into the MBA program as a career switcher, GCMC provided me the professional guidance I needed to make a successful career change. These ranged from providing me information about the recruitment process in my area of specialization, working with me to enhance my resume and LinkedIn profile, to having mock interviews. These helped me put my best foot forward in my job applications and networking activities which culminated in multiple internship and fulltime offers. 

The GCMC has also connected me with recent graduates and professionals, and such connections have proven to be invaluable. The GCMC has always opened its doors to me on any professional issue I have had. I have had help from GCMC on how to stay in touch with my professional network, how to assess job offers and what to look for in potential employers. When it comes to my professional development, GCMC is always my go to place; GCMC will always guide me through any issue or point me to a person best suited to do so.



Connect with Raymond Adda, MBA '22:

LinkedIn: Raymond Adda

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The GCMC offers Zicklin graduate students and alumni a suite of services that includes individualized career advisement and assessment, as well as strategic workshops and training to assist graduate students and alumni in building a career through personal branding, effective communication, and successful networking techniques. 

Our services span many areas including:

  •     One-on-One Advising
  •     Drop-In Advisement Sessions
  •     Self-Assessment Tools
  •     Mock Interviews
  •     On-Campus Recruiting
  •     Job Search Groups
  •     Social Media Channels


Students Working with the GCMC: Successful Job Search

Michael Monzillo, MS '22

The GCMC has made a key difference for me in my job search. Before I approached the GCMC for help, I spent 6 months applying for great jobs that appeared super exciting. I tried using advice from blogs about how to write a cover letter and how to structure my resume. However, without any strong professional connections and without a clear understanding of how to target my writing towards what recruiters were looking for, my applications fell short. In those 6 months, I earned myself one interview. 

Shortly after the semester started, I started meeting regularly with Jennifer Seidman, a career advisor, and attending many of the networking opportunities hosted by Justyn Makarewycz, a relationship manager. As I met with Jennifer, she helped me to understand how best to market myself in my resume and cover letters. She was always available to meet with me and would look over my writing to make sure my applications were as strong as they could be. I also stayed current with all of Justyn's events and participated in lots of fun and exciting opportunities. 

Sure enough, one of these events introduced me to the CEO of a company looking for qualified employees. Justyn called on me to ask the CEO questions about the company and I quickly made strong connection. That afternoon I wrote a cover letter and asked Jennifer to look it over for me. My application landed me an interview and eventually an offer! Before I accepted, I asked Jennifer to look my offer letter over for me. She helped me negotiate my benefits and I was able accept the offer for my new job proudly and confidently. To anyone looking for a job right now, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the resources at the GCMC because if they can help me, they can help you too.



Connect with Michael Monzillo, MS '22:

LinkedIn: Michael Monzillo

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The GCMC offers Zicklin graduate students and alumni a suite of services that includes individualized career advisement and assessment, as well as strategic workshops and training to assist graduate students and alumni in building a career through personal branding, effective communication, and successful networking techniques. 

Our services span many areas including:

  •     One-on-One Advising
  •     Drop-In Advisement Sessions
  •     Self-Assessment Tools
  •     Mock Interviews
  •     On-Campus Recruiting
  •     Job Search Groups
  •     Social Media Channels