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)
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.
Taylor Dickson ’13 is a proud alumna from the Department of Communication. She also received her minor in sports communication and enjoyed being involved in HawkTV. Taylor landed her first job with the National Basketball Association in 2014 as a production trainee. She navigated her career path within the NBA and is currently an associate manager of International Events, leading events across the globe. Most recently, she headed the NBA Season Restart in Orlando. Taylor is excited to speak about navigating your career path and the importance of finding the right job for you.
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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jobs Connected directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This month’s edition of our Ask a Recent Alum series features Nicolette Pezza ’18, associate content manager for the L’Oréal Paris Beauty Magazine and proud alumna of the Department of Communication. During her time at Monmouth, she was actively involved in Alpha Xi Delta, The Outlook, and The Verge. Throughout her career, Nicolette has worked with several top companies in the beauty industry, including Byrdie, Kiehl’s, L’Oréal Professional, and Skincare.com, and she is eager to share her tips on how to create opportunities for yourself and get your foot in the door.
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.