衣锦还乡:JWU托管工程与设计校友

Michael K. Ferranti ’15 and Carly O'Keefe ’17 speak during the event.

02/03/2020 | Familiar faces stopped by the College of Engineering & Design recently for the annual 校友 Leaders on Campus event. Throughout the day, computer science and graphic design alumni spent time with current students chatting about their experiences as students and giving tips for how to succeed out in the real world.

来访的校友,分成两个组通过重点领域,包括:

  • Michael K制作。朗迪'15:网络防御高级工程师,AVP,公民银行
  • Carly O'Keefe ’17: Senior Software Engineer, Johnson & Johnson
  • 德里克Massei '13:平面设计师,销售人员
  • 迪安德拉萨尔诺'13:平面设计经理,中央公园保护
  • Damian Orellana ’16: Graphic Designer, D'Addario & Company, Inc.

他们谈到它是如何重要的是让学生网络,良好的沟通,学会宣传自己,尤其是在完成实习。他们还专注于为热爱自己的工作,并且它们的工作体现了价值。

是热爱你的工作
“知道你的激情是什么,以及如何可以集成到你的职业生涯中,这是非常重要的,”在中央公园保护迪安德拉萨尔诺,平面设计经理说。

Diandra Sarno ’13 works at Central Park Conservancy.

对于萨尔诺,找到她的路径在罗德岛开始了在那里她开始工作作为wildtree实习生,INC。,该公司则全职聘请她作为一个初级图形设计师后,她从毕业JWU。 “我开始作为一个初中,然后打印设计师那里,我只是继续增长在组织内部。然后我意识到,我想搬回到纽约,并远程为公司工作了两年。但是这就是帮我找出我在生活中真正想要的,“她说。她补充说她的愿望,保护了地球环境和关怀使她中央公园保护。 “我不得不等待,直到我找到了完美的位置对我来说是正确的。”

我不得不等待,直到我找到了完美的位置对我来说是正确的。“

在Massei的经验,我能够对他的实习也擀成全职工作。 “我得到了一个实习的大三学生平面设计师在小型初创的高科技公司,专门从事电子商务软件零售商,”我说的我是如何得到他在Demandware开始,后来被销售人员获得的。 “我是谁下工作的资深设计师是一位伟大的导师给我,我学到了很多。大约一年后,并在几个月[我开始之后],我离开了工作,我不得不充当一个本质,人的球队在接下来的两个,也许半的时间。那些被疯狂的成长期学习上飞“。

Derek Massei ’13 is a graphic designer at Salesforce.

The ability to adapt quickly to a new environment, as well as having good communication skills, helped O’Keefe succeed at Johnson & Johnson where she works as a senior software engineer.

“I was hired as an associate developer at [Johnson & Johnson], and for my first two projects I was working remotely on iOS, and at the time I was pretty new to that,” O’Keefe says. “My other team members were in New Jersey, and I had never met them in real life. So that was a big learning opportunity for me, and I had to communicate well with them. I did really well working remotely, that’s how they learned [about] who I am,” she says. O’Keefe adds that she’s earned a good reputation within the company and now whenever a new project starts, the team comes directly to her for its execution.

Carly O'Keefe ’17 is a senior software engineer at Johnson & Johnson.

Michael K. Ferranti ’15 is a cyber defense senior engineer at Citizens Bank.

像费伦蒂奥基夫了解联网,并尽早沟通是良好的价值。而我是一个学生在JWU,我遇到了尼克迪特利亚,在JWU信息安全主管,偶然有一天,当投球学生政府协会的建议,对JWU巴士免费无线网络。 “我[迪特利亚]在那里,我去自己介绍给他,这时候我说:”嘿,你想工作吗?“我说”肯定““这是偶然的相遇,朗迪ADDS!;这导致了一个为期两年的实习JWU的IT部门 - 以及在最终网络安全的职业生涯。

“说实话,我甚至不知道信息安全是一个东西,直到我开始尼克工作。我真的很喜欢这个行业,并开始寻找到它多一点。我[确定]我想嫁给我的技能,是我在网络工程学会什么我正在学习有关准备信息安全,“我说。今天费伦蒂高级工程师网络防御,PRS,在市民银行公园。

网络是什么达米安奥雷利亚纳做得很好,和他最喜欢的网上平台,这样做一个是运球。我说对了几年,他一直活跃运球,有没有喜欢它。 “我不能告诉你的朋友,我所做的[数字]网上,我的意思是人,我从来没有在我的生活遇到了[亲自],但他们很支持。有人告诉我,我每天都激发出来 - 对我来说这是惊人的,我的意思是我只是一个来自康涅狄格州的一些孩子。“今年五月奥雷利亚纳被邀请在运球的主讲嘉宾挂的时候,该公司的第一个设计惯例在新的。纽约市。

Damian Orellana ’16 is a graphic designer at D'Addario & Company, Inc.

“当有人在设计界的参与,就像一个侧面喧嚣,它显示了很多心脏的。这只是显示了他们每天都决心在工作它“。

它显示你可以条条框框“。

Orellana, who works as a graphic designer for D'Addario & Company Inc., says after he’s done for the day at his job, he puts in another four or five hours into doing what he loves, whether that means drawing or illustrating just for fun, or working on freelance projects. “It’s definitely important to have different things going on. 它显示你可以条条框框“。

学生们 had an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

学生们 had an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.