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“Adaptive Careers: How to Succeed in a Rapidly Evolving World”
1st Annual NYU/Dartmouth Joint Career Event
Cosponsored by Acceleration Group Inc and Purpella with career transition expertise from Career Outcomes Matter, LLC
Bringing together alumni from two prestigous universities to discuss the complexities of an increasingly global, digital, and unpredictable market place.
To confirm registration and ensure entry, please download the Purpella app. If you are a non-iOS user, please email your name to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Android app available May 25). https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/purpella-best-things-to-do/id586161103?mt=8 .
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
133 E. 13th Street (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10003, (212) 998-4730
6PM: Opening Plenary
6:25PM: Panel of speakers
6:50PM: Open to questions from audience
7:15PM: Conclude Panel
7:30PM: Purpella sponsored networking Happy Hour
Isaac Marshall: Introduce the conference
Alejandro Crawford: Senior Partner at Acceleration Group, full bio below
Benny Young: CEO of Purpella, full bio below
Melissa Llarena – NYU/Dartmouth Alumni, President at Career Outcomes Matter, full bio below
Dorie Clark – Strategy consultant and speaker who has worked with clients including Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. Regular contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review, full bio below
Honoria Tsang – Dartmouth alumni, currently a director of recruiting at a national firm, Marcum Search LLC, full bio below
Lisa Chau – Dartmouth alumni, international executive published in Forbes, US News & Huffington Post. TED-Ed Lesson Creator, full bio below
Scott Thomas – NYU alumni, cofounder of Arbor Brothers philanthropy organization with experience launching the nation’s first student-managed venture philanthropy fund. Also has a background managing investments in infrastructure and alternative energy, full bio below
Alejandro Juárez Crawford is a thought leader and provider of strategic insight to innovators, business owners, corporate executives and economic development entities. He speaks and writes regularly on topics of innovation, enterprise growth, and digital strategy, and previously led a digital agency. He has conducted an array of high impact assignments in innovation and growth strategy, business case due diligence and competitive positioning for business owners, investors, and incubators, and facilitated strategic growth planning and governance for industry and non-profit organizations. His workshops and consultations are sought after for their efficacy in helping participants harness potential and understand and master the choices before them. He also teaches at NYU’s Polytechnic Institute, the New School and the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY’s Baruch College. Alejandro earned his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Benny Young is a 20 year veteran of the tech industry, having worked for startups (Purpella, Terayon, koo-bee) and major corporations (IBM, Motorola) in product management, sales and general management. He has a passion for taking great ideas and realizing them into even greater products and services. This has led him to live and work on three continents, soaking up the local culture and cuisine. Currently he works as the CEO of Purpella, a mobile service that allows college students to find out all the cool activities on and off campus. Benny has earned a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering Degree from University of British Columbia and an MBA from INSEAD.
Melissa Llarena is an employee-transition expert and president of Career Outcomes Matter. She has transitioned across 16 different business units throughout her career and has coached professionals since 1997. She started while working at JPMorgan Chase as a generalist in HR, where she focused on performance management and high-potential career-development programs. She later transitioned into the bank’s Internet-marketing unit, where she worked on competitive intelligence. Immediately thereafter, she joined Reuters, where she was the lead trainer for Fidelity Investments. These experiences positioned her well for my subsequent roles marketing brands across sectors, including in consumer product goods, financial services, and technology. Notably, she worked on the IBM account for Ogilvy & Mather, where she built, implemented, and encouraged the reuse of best practices worldwide. She left her successful marketing career for megabrands including American Express and P&G to help propel top talent toward achieving a greater satisfaction in their current careers, as well as to help them cultivate their career callings. The US News & World Report, Huffington Post, Fox Business News, TheLadders, Business Insider, and the WSJ have turned to Melissa for career transition insights. Today, she is an adjunct instructor for her alma mater, NYU, where she earned an undergraduate psychology degree. She earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Dorie Clark is a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, and is the author of the newly-released Harvard Business Review Publishing book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and the American Management Association's publications. She is also a columnist for Mint, India's second-largest business newspaper. She is a consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Yale University, and the World Bank, and is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review Guide to Getting the Right Job and the Harvard Business Review Guide to Networking. Recognized as a "branding expert" by the Associated Press, Clark has taught marketing and communications at Emerson College, Tufts University, Suffolk University, Smith College Executive Education, the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and HEC-Paris, which is ranked #2 worldwide in executive education by the Financial Times. She has also lectured at universities worldwide, including Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Michigan, and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She is quoted frequently in the international media, including NPR, the BBC, and MSNBC. At age 18, Clark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.
Honoria Tsang is currently a director of recruiting at a national firm. She started her career in technology recruitment and has since expanded her search to professional services. She provides her expertise to a variety of clients in a range of industries including media, technology, healthcare, education, publishing, and government. She has placed candidates from both the US and Canada. The recruitment industry has afforded her the opportunity to speak with people from all walks of life and with different types of personalities daily. She earned her AB from Dartmouth College majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Lisa Chau is an international marketing and public relations professional published in Forbes, US News and Huffington Post. Creator of a TED-Ed lesson which garnered over 16,000 views during its first week live online. A highly competent, results-oriented executive with over 8 years of experience in the field, including 5 years of experience in the Ivy League. Versatile qualifications include logistics, social media and finance. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills with demonstrated competencies in client contact, business development, project management and event planning. Supervisory experience and ability to utilize leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to build teams that meet/exceed goals.
Scott Thomas co-leads Arbor Brothers, an engaged philanthropy organization which has provided funding and consulting support to high-potential education and workforce training nonprofits in the greater New York area since 2009. After graduating from the University of Michigan with an engineering degree, Scott began his career teaching middle school mathematics with Teach for America in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. He went on to earn an MBA from NYU, where he helped launch the nation’s first student-managed venture philanthropy fund. Scott then joined Lehman Brothers and later Neuberger Berman, where he managed investments in infrastructure and alternative energy companies. He is proud to serve on the New York and National Boards of Summer Search, a youth development organization.
When & Where
New York University and Dartmouth College
Bringing together alumni from two prestigous universities to discuss the contemporary job market.