The Alumni in Residence program brings a distinguished alumna/us back to campus for a day to share their post-graduation experiences with the Assumption College community. The selected alumna/us interacts with groups of students and faculty to talk about their field of expertise, their career path, the value of networking, and current trends in the workplace. Later that day, the alumna/us delivers the keynote address at the annual Career Networking Event.
The 2018 Alumni in Residence program featured Nick Veltri ’07, who shared that it was the combination of accounting skill set and liberal arts background that helped him successfully navigate his way from an MBA degree at Yale University to a position at Morgan Stanley, and his current position as a financial Analytics Manager at Quantifind in New York City.
While on campus, Nick was interviewed by members of the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board. The full interview can be accessed here, but excerpts are available for the following topics: the value of a liberal arts education, extracurricular program that shaped his AC experience, what he looks for as a hiring manager, what he wishes he did differently as a student, favorite Assumption memories, influential faculty members
The inaugural 2017 Alumni in Residence program featured Candace McGovern Race ‘78, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management. McGovern Raceshared that she benefits from a liberal arts education every day, both personally and professionally. “Assumption prepared me to generally learn that there sometimes isn’t a right answer and that there isn’t always an easy answer, and that no two people always think the same way about how you get to an answer. And I love that process, and that set me up for a very productive and very positive role in the corporate side of financial services. The people I look to hire, and folks I work with - many, many of them are from liberal arts programs. The ability to communicate, to think, and to articulate really adds such dimension to what every technical specialty you are going to develop.”
While on campus, Candace was interviewed by Bryan Coleman ‘09, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting. The full interview can be accessed below.
If you wish to learn more about the Alumni in Residence program, please contact Amy Logue Gontarz ’01 in the alumni office at 508-767-7011.