This past week, Stonehill’s FMA and Beta Alpha Si collaborated in hosting four recent Skyhawk alums to come and speak on a post-graduate panel. We were joined by Nicolas Stanley ’15, Mary Louise Dixon ’14 (more commonly known as MJ), Jacqueline Durand ’16, and Elyssa Feliciano ’12.
Stanley is a portfolio analyst at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and is in the process of earning in CFA certification. Dixon is an Associate at First Republic Investment Management and recently completed a Master’s in Business Management from Durham University. Durand is currently an Associate Financial Analyst for Dell EMC, and while she was a student at Stonehill, she partook in the SCIFI program as well as being a Peer mentor and member of the SGA Senate. Feliciano is a Recruiting Coordinator for Public Consulting Group and is currently working on creating a standard internship program across the company .
Each panel member brought their own insights on the paths they are on and the direction they want their career to go. When asked if Stonehill prepared them well enough for their current careers, the answer was pretty unanimous. Stonehill gave them all the necessary skills and preparedness to excel in each of their fields. They went on to discuss the internships that partook in and the hiring process to get them where they are. They emphasized the need to network at every step in your careers as well as go above and beyond that of your job description. In order to move up and stand out in your line of work, those two lessons will put you on a path of success.
Following the panel, each panel member stayed behind for any personal questions or individual networking. They gave each student in attendance valuable insight on the work world after graduation, and the steps it took them to get there.
On behalf of FMA and BAP, a special thanks to all that attended and a special thanks to the alumni who returned to share their insights with each of us. Once a Skyhawk, always a Skyhawk.