Career Conversations

Advice and News From the Cohen Career Center

I can't believe it's already October! I hope midterm season is going well for everyone! September was a busy month here in the Career Center, and October has lots of important events happening too! As always, take a look at our calendar and this newsletter to get an idea of what's happening this semester. Be sure to follow us on social media (links at the bottom of this newsletter along with the weekly meme) to stay updated!

From DoG Street to Wall Street

Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:30am-2:30pm

101 Ukrop Way

Williamsburg, VA

This annual event provides students with an opportunity to learn about careers in Investment Banking, Private Banking, Equity Analysis, Strategy Consulting, Corporate Finance, and much more! Register here!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

5:45 - 7:00 pm - Keynote Address, Brinkley Commons


Friday, October 6, 2017

8:30 - 2:30 pm - Main Event and Panels, Miller Hall

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Mon October 2nd, 3 - 5 pm - Drew Ellis

Drew Ellis served more than 27 years as an officer in the United States Army in command and staff positions. He was selected for the Army Acquisition Corps with duty assignments at the Army Research Lab, as a Product Manager for the R&D and acquisition of a new artillery system, and as Commander of the Army’s Aberdeen Test Center. Following his military career, he spent 13 years working for Battelle, one of the largest non-profit applied R&D Institutions in the world.


Wed October 4th, 3 - 5 pm - Rufus Schriber

Rufus Schriber has experience and expertise in brand management and marketing, new business development and commercialization, marketing consulting and strategy development. His business segment expertise includes consumer products, major hotel chains, restaurant development and marketing.


Fri October 6th, 9 am - noon - Helen McCormack

Helen McCormack recently retired after 31 years in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. Her career was spent primarily in the Finance Function with positions in Financial Systems, Supply Chain Finance, Marketing Finance and Planning and Analysis. Her experiences included supporting Marketing teams in new product launches and more traditional Corporate Finance roles evaluating capital or managing Profit and Loss Statements and Cash Flow. She has worked for Mondelez International, Kraft Foods, and General Foods and on iconic brands like Maxwell House Coffee, Kool-Aid, Cool Whip, and Oreo Cookies.

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