November 14, 2017 heralded the 5th Annual Student Workshop on Self Branding for the Students of Long Island, which was held at the Woodbury Country Club. It was a great day with our panel of 5 experts from Canon USA, Inc. and Deloitte fielding questions from our local students and providing answers and insights in return.
Students and faculty from Molloy College, Stony Brook University, LIU Post, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Farmingdale College and others were in attendance this year. With
over 80 students and faculty attending the workshop, and 26 staying for the regular meeting it was quite a day. With a start time of 4pm and end time of 8:30pm you would think this would be a long day but I can tell you from being there, the time went by in an instant.
The Students once again impressed the IMA Board Members,from their experience.Faculty and Panelists with insightful and honest questions. Exactly the level of confidence and self-image it takes to succeed and excel in business. One of the most important topics had to do working in team settings and using individual talents to complement one another to do together what you cannot achieve thru individual excellence along. That is the Business Work environment that we are in today. Before we knew it, the 2 hour workshop had ended and the students were able to put what they had learned about networking and self-branding to work both in the Networking hour and the Dinner meeting afterwards.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure and privilege to keep in touch with many of our students. I have seen them go from student to intern, mentee and ultimately professionals. I tip my hat to those students who have the vision and commitment to invest early in their futures by getting to know the business leaders from Long Island and learn
Thank you to our Panelists from Deloitte and Canon for donating your time to such a worthy cause and helping our local students to grow and thrive: Tatiana Cruz (University Specialist) and Alan Lehrer (University Specialist) from Canon USA and Randy DeYulio, CPA (Partner), Kelsie Valentiner, CPA (Audit Manager) and Bill Finn, Tax Manager from Deloitte. Many people from our Board, our sponsors (Canon USA, Inc., Deloitte, and AVZ) as well as the great management and staff of the Woodbury Country Club contributed greatly to the day’s success. To all of you who helped to make this a great day, thank you!
Congratulations to Marvin Rosen, this year’s VP of Student Activities and the great job that he and his committee did on making this year’s event the most successful to date. See you all next year!