Bouvé College of Health Sciences 5 Under 25

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New member, Saajan Shah, led our Q&A session with five young successful alumni from Bouvé College of Health Sciences.  It was great to have a past SAA member return to give back to SAA and Northeastern.  What a great group of people we had!  And a substantial crowd.

The panelists included:
Erin Archibald – ’13 – Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology – Speech-Language Pathologist at Easter Seals
Kayla DeVincentis – ’12- Health Science – Project Coordinator at Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Leah Ettman – ’12 – Health Science – Graduate Student at Tufts University
Travis Howlett – ’11- Health Science – Medical Student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lauren Jodoin – ’13 – Speech-Language Pathology – Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow at Cedar Hill Health Care Center

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Fall Trivia Night

Fall Trivia night was great fun and questions were difficult as usual.  Who knew there are 54 colored squares on a Rubik’s Cube?  The event brought together, not only alumni, but family, as represented by Aly, Adriana, and Lauren Jodoin (below).

The Jodoin Sisters, all of whom have  been the VP of Recruitment and Retention!

The Jodoin Sisters, all of whom have been the VP of Recruitment and Retention!

Here are the winners from the Trivia Night:

Nicholas Viviano

Ayln Orhan

Paul Carey

Ben Comean

Ashley Hallman

Julian Scherding

Andrew Cloud

D’Amore McKim School of Business 5 Under 25

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Excellent advice and networking opportunities was certainly not in short supply at last week’s first 5 Under 25 of the semester.  The panel included Christopher Wolfel (BSBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Minor in Emerging Markets ’13, Sales Consultant at Yesware, Inc.), Ronald Landayan, MS in Accounting Candidate, BS in Accounting and Finance, Minor in Economics ’13, Audit Associate Level 2 at Feeley & Driscol, P.C.), Dan Wendt, BS in Finance and Insurance /13, Account Development Manager at Plastiq), Drew D’Agostino (BSBA, Marketing and Interactive Media ’13, Co-founder of CTO of Attendware), and Elena McGinley (BS in International Business with a major in Finance ’13, Financial Reporting Specialist at State Street). 

The moderated Q&A session was lead by Shauna Reynolds, in which the 5 successful young alumni from the D’Amore-McKim College of Business shared their Northeastern experiences and how they obtained their current job positions.

Some excellent advice included:

“Dress for the role you’re seeking.” – Daniel Wendt

“Try not to network just for the sake of networking.  Do it to find people you genuinely get along with.” – Chris Wolfel

“Displaying you don’t have a fear of failure is key to being hired by a start-up.” – Drew D’Agostino

“Maybe you don’t think you want to lead, but get involved and you’ll find out.” – Ron Landayan

Chris Wolfel’s LinkedIn advice: have genuine recommendations from people with influence.  Quality not quantity.

As always, our 5 Under 25 events present excellent sources of the ways of success, along with the tradition of connecting huskies to huskies.  Tradition never graduates!