Thursday, January 22, 2015

Beyond Rochester: Career Conversations - Week of January 27th, 2015

Come hear alumni speak about their current roles and the career paths they traveled. Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and get advice for how to best set yourself up for success!

Where: Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center Conference Room, 4-200 Dewey Hall
How to Register: RSVP for the Career Conversation(s) of your choice by sending an email to michelle.marks-hook@rochester.edu with the alum's name in the subject line.

Who: Alex Parker '12, Political Science
Career: Marketing Manager, Miami Dolphins
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10am
Alex's Bio: Alex Parker received his bachelors in political science from the University of Rochester in 2012. Following graduation, he used his experiences and knowledge from the University of Rochester to leverage a position with the Miami Dolphins. As a marketing manager, Alex works diligently to oversee all brand initiatives while managing and overseeing daily tasks of the creative department; he also works closely with the team’s owner and CEO on special projects throughout the year. His primary initiative is to humanize the Dolphins brand in order to increase brand affinity and brand value and he strives to achieve his number one goal of making decisions based on opportunity growth. Alex Parker believes that the personal connection to fans and their emotional attachment to the brand is the most rewarding part of his job and he strongly emphasizes family and togetherness within the workplace.

Who: Sorcha Dundas '12, Anthropology
Career: Teacher, Sampson County Schools, NC
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm
Sorcha's Bio: Dundas is a high school science teacher in the Sampson County School District in North Carolina. She was placed here as a 2013 Corps Member with Teach For America. Prior to teaching in North Carolina, Dundas spent 9 months in Nepal as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant where she co-taught with a Nepali teacher in a government school, lived with a host family, and trekked in the beautiful Himalayas. Originally, Dundas' focus was not on education, but on refugee resettlement. Her experience working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and writing her honors thesis in Anthropology on the Bhutanese refugees resettled from Nepal inspired her to experience the country of Nepal first hand. In addition to immersing in the culture of Nepal, Dundas discovered a love for teaching. She received her BA in Anthropology in 2012 from the University of Rochester and is currently working on her Post-Baccalaureate teaching certification at East Carolina University. At the University of Rochester, Dundas tutored through the UReading program in the Rochester City School District, worked as a Resident Assistant, and was an active member in GlobeMed. 

See the full list of Beyond Rochester speakers here.

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