The Harvard Club in New York City hosted an alumni function, however, not for former students of Harvard, but for former students of Newark Academy preparatory school in Livingston, New Jersey. Harvard University was founded in 1636, while Newark Academy (NA) was founded a good 138 years later. Yet, the same questions confound the two schools alumni relations departments and career offices: what services to offer alumni for networking, career development and hiring besides just the social events. And how to insure a diversity of attendees?
On January 7th, while college attendees were still home from school break and college grads in the working world were slowly getting back to the normal pace of work post-holidays, NA hosted an alumni function for networking and career development – cocktails preceded by a presentation by fellow alumnus, Susan Goldberg, founder of Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting, SGES. Susan was honored to be chosen by the Director of Alumni Relations, Evan Nisenson to be the speaker that evening.
Susan led both a presentation and interactive discussion on “How to Stand Out” during a job search, pitch or interview; career resources; and networking tips. It was a very social and fun evening, including an exchange of information on overcoming obstacles, which all attendees took part in.
As a graduate of NA living in the New York area, it was great if you made the event. If not, you are welcome to ask Susan questions or follow up on discussions you had with her after the presentation at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. And for career tips, follow her on twitter at @suzebizcoach