Last week, first- and second-year Smith students came together to take on New York City. Over the course of Thursday and Friday, students had the opportunity to connect with alumni, visit companies throughout New York and learn about the opportunities for both internships and full-time jobs available to them in the city.
The weekend began with an alumni and student networking event, where alumni Stacey Lacer, Class of 2006, welcome students and Interim Dean Ritu Agarwal offered a keynote about the importance of staying connected – both to Smith and broader alumni community – even after graduation.
The remarks were followed by an alumni panel about "What I Wish I Had Known.” Moderated by Khalil Pettus '15 (Associate at Ardea Partners), the featured:
- Etim Edim, MBA '05, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
- Brett Prescott '03, Director, Global Client Partnerships at Facebook
- Jen Wolosoff '08, Director, East Coast Partnerships at Brat
The panelists discussed each of their unique pathways for how they began their careers following their time at Smith.
"I've had the opportunity to be a part of this event for the past two years and a consistent theme throughout my conversations continues to be the importance of creating and fostering genuine relationships.,” said Erick Loyo, current second-year. “Your network is an invaluable component for a successful career and Smith is second to none in providing both depth and breath to develop a powerful network."
The Smith in the City career trek is the Alumni Engagement Office’s signature fall event. In total, 100 alumni attended to hear the most recent news about Smith from Dean Agarwal and to meet current students. Smith alumni enjoy any opportunity to share advice with current MBA students, and this event helps foster connection between students at Smith and the Terp community throughout the five boroughs.
–By Virginia Pierrie