LSB alumni discuss “The World of Work” at LSB Career Exploration Night

The transition from college to work can be both fun and daunting. That is the perspective presented by six recent alumni of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, who returned to campus Dec. 1 to share their advice and hard-earned wisdom with current business students.

As panelists for the annual LSB Career Exploration Night, six alumni gave their advice and answered questions on three topics:

  • Where do you work and what do you do there?
  • How did you get your job?
  • What advice would you have for students about to graduate?

The six panelists were:

  • Donna Cooke (International Management, 2004) and Karen Hains (Management, 2002) both with MarketResource in Raleigh
  • Katie Fink (Accounting, 2004) with KPMG in Raleigh
  • Megan Green (Economics, 2005) with NC Air Awareness in Charlotte
  • Katie Shepard (Marketing, 2005) with Columbia Research in Washington DC
  • Matt Pratt (Finance, 2003) with New England Financial in Charlotte

Their advice included:

  • Network, network, network
  • Look for work that you enjoy doing in an organization that is a good fit for you
  • Expect to begin the workday early
  • Interview as often as possible (the experience itself is valuable)
  • Use the resources of your career center
  • Be professional in all of your interactions
  • Be kind to receptionists–they know everything and everybody and can be your strongest ally
  • Network, network, network

The panel appropriately concluded with a “Networking Reception.”

This event was cosponsored by the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity, and the Elon Career Center.