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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.