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‘Management Matters’ Panel Series Brings Alumni to Campus

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pozycki Hall Auditorium, the Department of Management and Decision Sciences in the Leon Hess Business School held the first in a series of panel discussions entitled “Management Matters.”  In total, three panels have been designed and scheduled by Associate Professor Michaeline Skiba, Ed.D., and business school instructor Joseph Palazzolo, Ed.D.

The September panel, moderated by Skiba, featured three University alumni who discussed “what it takes” to be effective and promotable managers: Caitlin Kovacs ’17M, who holds an MBA from Monmouth and currently serves as the financial market leader of Univision Communications Inc.; Michael Marks ’12, who earned his B.S. in business administration and currently works as the corporate strategy and analysis director at Showtime Networks; and Rocio Serey ’16, who graduated with a B.A. in psychology and is now working as the engagement associate to the CEO of Dow Jones & Co.

The three panelists discussed the skills that they learned during and after their years at Monmouth. They encouraged current students to utilize all of the resources that the University offers to enhance performance on-the-job.  The three panelists agreed that personal branding, emotional and social intelligence, confidence, hard work, and perseverance were factors that continue to enhance their professional growth.  After their brief presentations, Kovacs, Marks, and Serey answered questions from the students in the audience. Afterwards, students were invited to speak with them privately.

The next two panels are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Nov. 20.  They will also be held in Pozycki Hall Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m.  Although all business students are strongly encouraged to attend the panels, these events are open to any student who wants to learn why “management matters” in any industry, discipline, or organization.