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Alumni Connections

Connecting with Alumni:

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 “3rd Wednesday” panel discussion 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 CIO of JPMorgan.  He recently hosted 97 business students and 26 alumni at a Finance Forum at their NYC headquarters.   

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. In November, 2011 she will be a panelist in the School of Business conference Women Take Charge: Building Leadership.

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.  After 3 years at JP Morgan, Asif is now AVP at Barclays Capital.

Rebecca Machinga ’92a partner at WithumSmith+Brown, chairs the Dean’s Council for Student Engagement and Career Opportunities, which sponsors monthly alumni discussion panels for student networking, throughout the academic year.

Morayea Pindziak ’99, our representative to the TCNJ Alumni Association Executive Board, serves as Agency Marketing Director at Harte-Hanks, where she oversees  an integrated marketing plan utilizing branding, public relations, analyst relations, marketing communications, social media marketing and more.

Tom Sabroe ’88, VP Finance for Broadridge Financial Soultions, Inc., invited business students for a personal tour of the floor of the exchange, where they watched the opening bell and met with a market maker from Bank of America.

Read more Alumni Profiles here.

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