New England outreach inspires Bentley University students
Monday, March 11, 2013
Network of Executive Women New England partnered with
Bentley University to support its first-ever Management Career Conference for
undergraduate students at the LaCava Conference Center in Waltham, Mass., March
During the event, Hilary Carlin, director of business development
for The Sunflower Group; Steve Paccone, vice president, national retail sales-specialty retail for Coca-Coca Refreshments; Sandy Pietraszek, consumer and
trade solutions manager at S.C. Johnson; Amy Roy, brand research and consumer
insights analyst at King Arthur Flour; Janine Dempsey, market human resource manager
for Wal-Mart Inc.; and Jackie Mayer, director of grocery for Stonyfield Farm
Inc., shared their career experiences and offered advice on how to best navigate
the job market.
Two dozen students were eager to learn more about the industry and
heighten their awareness of job opportunities. An open question-and-answer
forum was followed by a networking session.
"The Management Conference was a truly valuable experience for me to interact,
learn and network with some of the leading professionals in their field,” said
undergraduate student Celine Yousefzadeh. "I now have a better understanding of
the different career possibilities in management and how I can pursue them.”
The college outreach also provided a platform for NEW
members to network with each other and foster industry relationships.
The NEW New England spring event will be held
April 26, 2013 at Lombardo's in Randolph, Mass.