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A Post-Election Conversation – DC Area Alumni & Friends

A virtual conversation with Director of Monmouth University’s Polling Institute, Patrick Murray.

Join fellow Hawks in your area and Patrick, to discuss the question on everyone’s minds: why were the polls off (again) plus what that means for potential cooperation in Washington in the next year.

Navigating Your Way around Virtual Employment

Presented by the Monmouth Future Business Leaders Club
Sponsored by the Leon Hess Business School

Opportunities and challenges—what can you expect from a virtual environment, and what employers are expected from you?

Special Guest: Valerie Utsey, PHR, SHRM-CP, MLHR

Award winning human resources executive with expertise in optimizing talent management strategies to drive business success.

Join us on Zoom

Meeting ID: 964 9096 0606
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,964 9096 0606# US (New York)

CLONet Workshop

The Coastal Lakes Observing Network (CLONet) will host its annual workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 12-2 p.m. Through the CLONet project, Monmouth University School of Science and Urban Coast Institute (UCI) staff and students partner with municipalities and community groups to organize citizen science efforts dedicated to understanding the causes of environmental problems facing Deal Lake, Fletcher Lake, Lake Como, Lake Takanassee, Spring Lake, Silver Lake, Sunset Lake, Sylvan Lake, Wesley Lake and Wreck Pond.

The workshop is an opportunity for CLONet volunteers to share their experiences with fellow citizen scientists and find out what the water quality sampling data they’ve collected to date reveals. New individuals and groups interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

Virtual Internship & Fall Career Day

Connect with employers from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

How It Works

  • Employers and students will log in to the event from their respective locations (office, home, school, etc.).
  • Each employer will have their own video conference room.
  • Students will enter the video conference room and the dialogue will begin.
  • Students and employers can ask questions about the positions available or candidate skills using the video conference feature.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact Jobs Connected directly at

The virtual career day software will run on any connected device (phone, tablet, laptop). For best results, use a PC or laptop with a mic and webcam. Please use the Google Chrome browser on the day of the event.

Creating Opportunity in Chaos – Jenna Gaudio ’09

Jenna Gaudio

Hosted by Jenna Gaudio ’09, senior vice president of operations at Vydia.

“Feeling like the odds are against you? When I graduated from Monmouth University in 2009, the sentiment of our commencement speaker was, ‘It’s tough out there.’ At the time, it was the worst economic recession my generation had ever seen and I was bartending at TGI Friday’s with the distant dream of paying off my college loans. In that moment, I began my journey of learning how to thrive in the worst conditions. Since then, I’ve gone from assistant to executive in a male-dominated industry, successfully ran the NYC marathon during my biggest transition of personal and professional life, survived a pulmonary embolism I was not likely to recover from, and was promoted in the middle of a pandemic. Finding success is not as easy as it sounds—and I’ve never met anyone that’s followed a straight path to the finish line—but I’ve learned there is a certain strategy and mindset that puts the odds in your favor. If you are struggling with motivation, can’t seem to get to the next level, or just aren’t sure where to start, let’s talk about the active role you can play to create opportunity in chaos.”

Jenna Gaudio is a senior executive in the media tech industry who specializes in building and scaling successful product, marketing, and operations teams. Gaudio currently serves as the senior vice president of operations at Vydia, an award-winning media tech company that powers the independent labels of music entrepreneurs like Kanye West, Akon, and Dre London. Prior to Vydia, Gaudio founded the marketing team at a video ad tech company and played a critical role in the company’s successful acquisition in 2015 for $33M. She has been awarded accolades including The Product Group’s Product Leader of the Year, NJBIZ’s 40 Under 40, and The American Business Association’s Bronze award for Female Executive of the Year and Women Helping Women. Gaudio also serves on the executive board of Jersey Shore Women in Tech, an organization that supports, educates, mentors, and develops a network for women in business. Gaudio graduated from Monmouth University Honors School with a focus in communication and screen studies.


Ask a Recent Alum Series Part 2 – Featuring Mallory Nelson ’15

Mallory Nelson

About the Event

This month’s edition of our Ask a Recent Alumn Series features Mallory Nelson ’15, who utilized her education in Monmouth’s Leon Hess Business School, as well as professional experience at Nordstrom and Target, to enter into a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Nelson is a proud employee of Abbvie Pharmaceuticals with a strong track record of sales and has been recognized as Rookie of the Year, Presidents Club Winner, Team of the Quarter, Rep of the Quarter, and Rep of the Region. In two short years, Nelson has been promoted twice and has earned a spot in Abbvie’s Emerging Leadership Program. In this webinar, Nelson will share her advice on how to become an extremely successful sales representative and leader!