衣锦还乡:JWU主机的工程和设计的校友

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。费伦蒂'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.

他们谈到它是学生网络有多么重要,良好的沟通,学会宣传自己,尤其是在完成实习。他们还注重为热爱自己的工作,有自己的工作体现了价值。

是热爱你的工作
“知道你的激情是什么,你怎么能整合到你的职业生涯,这是非常重要的,”迪安德拉萨尔诺,在中央公园管理平面设计经理说。

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,她开始工作作为wildtree实习生,INC。,该公司则聘请了全职初级图形设计师后,她从毕业JWU。 “我开始作为一个初级打印设计师那里,然后我就继续在组织内生长。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,以保护环境,关爱地球领着她到中央公园保护。 “我不得不等待,直到我找到了完美的位置,这是适合我。”

我不得不等待,直到我找到了完美的位置,这是适合我。”

在massei的经验,他也能滚动他的实习变成全职工作。 “我在一家小型初创的高科技公司,专门从事电子商务软件零售商得到了一个实习的大三学生平面设计师,”他说,他是如何得到了他在demandware开始,后来被销售人员获得。 “谁在我工作过的资深设计师是一位伟大的导师给我,我学到了很多。大约一年后几个月[我开始后],他离开了工作,我只好基本功能作为一个人的球队了,也许在未来两年半的时间。这些是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.

奥基夫一样,费伦蒂了解网络,并在早期沟通是良好的价值。而他是一名学生在JWU,他遇到了缺口迪特利亚,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。 “他[迪特利亚]在那里,我去自己介绍给他,这时候,他说,‘嘿,你想工作吗?’我说‘当然!’”这是偶然的邂逅,费伦蒂增加;这导致了一个为期两年的实习JWU的IT部门 - 并最终在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,是我在网络工程与我是学习信息安全学习,”他说。今天费伦蒂是网络防御高级工程师,AVP,在公民的银行。

网络是什么达米安奥雷利亚纳做得很好,和他最喜爱的在线平台,这样做一个是运球。他说,他一直活跃在运球了几年,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滞空时间主讲嘉宾,该公司的第一个设计大会在纽约市。

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

“当有人参与了设计界,像侧喧嚣,它显示了很多心脏的。它只是表明,他们每天都在确定工作吧“。

它表明你可以条条框框“。

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. 它表明你可以条条框框“。

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

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