Imagine talking with someone who is as excited about your career path as you are, someone who knows some of the ins-and-outs that you would like to learn, and someone who would like to see you to succeed. All of that is possible when you connect with alumni.
Recent alumni can share their experiences from interviewing, to securing that first job, to spending a year as a new member of the organization. Typically, they will even share some of their concerns and challenges as they entered the professional world. More experienced alumni have a longer, broader view of an industry. Some have worked for more than one firm, traveled internationally, served in recruiting roles, or pursued opportunities they did not expect. In short, they know the ropes of their industry. We provide regular opportunities for you to meet and talk with alumni. Whether attending a Business Leaders Talk event on campus or taking a field trip to meet alumni where they work, connecting with alumni can be one of the most valuable things you do in preparation for starting your career.
Below are just some of the wonderful School of Business alumni:
Guy Chiarello ’81, a member of the Trenton State College baseball team from 1977-1981, is currently President of First Data Corporation. He previously served as Chief information Officer at JP Morgan where he helped to establish the annual TCNJ Finance Forum in NYC.
Jennifer Graf ’96, the Head of Operations at hedge fund management firm Renaissance Technologies, initiated the School of Business Take a Student to Lunch Program. She is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Summit Committee, and a mentor to our Women in Business student club.
Asifuddin Khaja ’07 joined Beta Gamma Sigma, the Honor Society for AACSB accredited business schools while at TCNJ. He recently returned to TCNJ at BGS’s invitation, to network with current business students. Having worked at JP Morgan and Barclays Capital, he is now Senior Credit Analyst at 3i Debt Management.
Rebecca Machinga ’92 is a partner at WithumSmith+Brown, working with their mentorship program and Women’s Leadership Development Initiative. As immediate past Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council, she coordinated the monthly 3rd Thursday Alumni Panel Series for several years.
Morayea Pindziak ’99 is the Vice President of Marketing for Alliance Life Sciences, a business management consultancy for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers. She has held various roles within the TCNJ Alumni Association and served as a mentor and judge for the Mayo Business Plan Competition for several years.
Tom Sabroe ’88, VP Finance for Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., chairs the Deans Advisory Council for Student Engagement and Career Opportunities. He has led several tours of business students on the floor of the NYSE, where they have watched the opening bell and met with market makers from various NYC firms.