Sizzling jobs for cool Profs: From MLB to Meta to Myrtle Seaside…and past, ’22 grads get to work | Rowan At the moment


#HireRowan is greater than a hashtag. It’s a lifestyle for some high-profile employers who’ve recruited and employed members of Rowan College’s Class of 2022.

“A whole lot of employers just like the grit our college students have. They usually already work and in addition are concerned in extracurricular actions. Many have internships and work on campus. All of these pluses, coupled with lecturers, make Rowan a superb total supply for expertise for employers within the tristate area and nationally,” says Andrew Duffy, affiliate director of employer relations in Rowan’s Workplace of Profession Development.

In response to Duffy, the Job Outlook Spring Replace survey from the Nationwide Affiliation of Schools and Employers (NACE) reveals that faculty hiring is surging. Employers have reported that they plan to rent virtually a 3rd extra new graduates than final 12 months, in response to Duffy. In actual fact, 56 % of the employers within the NACE survey acknowledged that they’ll enhance their faculty rent numbers, he provides.

Whereas under no circumstances a complete checklist of all members of the Class of 2022 who’ve landed their first post-Rowan jobs, the current graduates beneath have used sturdy internships, campus involvement, glorious networking and stable lecturers to safe some terrific positions nationwide. Listed here are their tales:

Reporting from Myrtle Seaside: Joel Vazquez-Juarbe

Joel Vazquez At all times busy as a Rowan College undergraduate, journalism main Joel Vazquez-Juarbe (at proper) accomplished three internships – one at NBC’s At the moment Present – and was co-editor-in-chief of The Whit pupil newspaper.

Inside weeks of Graduation in Could, Vazquez-Juarbe took a multi-media information place with ABC affiliate WPDE-15 in Myrtle Seaside, South Carolina, the place he covers the whole lot from municipal authorities, enterprise and improvement to tourism, characteristic tales and breaking information.

“I write, shoot and edit all of my very own work,” he says. “I’ve a piece automobile and go the place the story is.”

His first dwell broadcast concerned person-on-the-street response to the Could 24 mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, during which a gunman killed nineteen college students and two lecturers.

“I went to a grocery retailer and requested random folks how they felt concerning the taking pictures and about gun violence normally,” he says.

His work entails dwell, taped and on-line reporting. Vazquez-Juarbe credit the college and experiences he developed by means of the Ric Edelman School of Communication & Inventive Arts with serving to him launch his profession.

“Generally I must take a step again and understand I’m not in class,” he says. “One in every of my objectives is to turn into a community anchor, however I might additionally see myself turning into a instructor later in my profession, serving to the subsequent era of journalists. I’d really feel a number of success in that as nicely.”

Baseball analytics in Tampa Bay: Rocco Matarazzo

Rocco Matarazzo noticed “Moneyball”—the 2011 movie that chronicles former Oakland Athletics common supervisor Billy Bean’s use of analytics to subject a aggressive Main League Baseball staff—and determined that was his profession path.

“I assumed, ‘Wow. I need to be that man,’” he says.

Matarazzo has taken a big first step.

On Could 23, simply two weeks after incomes his bachelor’s diploma summa cum laude in economics, with minors in knowledge analytics and statistics from Rowan’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Matarazzo started work as an information analyst for MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays. In that position, he’s at the moment analyzing base working metrics, searching for methods to enhance the staff’s course of or extra effectively discover solutions they’re searching for.

In following his ardour, Matarazzo utilized to 35 positions with 19 MLB groups. After three rounds of screenings and interviews, he was provided the Rays job in February.

He credit analysis for his senior thesis in serving to him land the place. For economics lecturer Jesse Melvin’s class, Matarazzo developed a statistic to guage the efficiency of MLB managers from 2010-’19, figuring out how a lot influence a supervisor has on the result of a recreation.

In response to his analysis, Rays supervisor Kevin Money, two-time American League Supervisor of the Yr, was the third finest supervisor, one thing that Matarazzo volunteered readily in his interview.

His objective is to turn into a common supervisor on the skilled stage.

“I need to construct a staff. I’m going to work as arduous as I can to realize that,” he says.

Worldwide banking: Lindsey Hofschneider

Lindsey HofschneiderFinance main Lindsey Hofschneider (at proper) graduated from the Rohrer School of Enterprise after simply three years in 2021 and, final month, walked together with her MBA in administration and finance – and an ideal 4.0 GPA.

Touchdown a primary job with UBS, the Swiss multinational funding financial institution, Hofschneider has begun an immersive 24-month coaching program that, she believes, will set her on a path for the profession of her desires.

Whereas within the coaching program, Hofschneider shall be an funding banking analyst in one in all 4 teams: fairness capital markets, personal funds, personal financing markets or world industries.

“I’ll discover out throughout the first month of coaching which group I’ll be going to,” says Hofschneider, who will begin her Manhattan-based place subsequent month.

Hofschneider says funding banking may be an particularly profitable profession however one which’s equally demanding.

“It’s not unusual to work 80 hours per week, however the pay makes up for it,” she says. “The primary factor is perspective, displaying up on time on daily basis, and speaking clearly.”

The Clark, N.J., resident at the moment works from dwelling, the place she’s cramming for 2 trade exams that reinforce and expound on what she discovered in grad college.

“My largest objective is to see how funding banking works for me and hopefully it is going to be a lifetime profession,” she says.

Engineering software program for Meta: Irshad Yasin

Irshad YasinIrshad Yasin (at proper) resides out his dream. After graduating in Could with a level in pc science, the 23-year-old moved to California, the place he’s working as a software program engineer for Meta, Fb’s mothership.

A local of Bangladesh, the resident assistant and Rowan success coach began his job search as a junior by networking with recruiters from giant tech firms, first to search out an internship. The pandemic provided a silver lining: He nearly attended a number of profession gala’s that have been beforehand solely held in particular person.

Ultimately, he landed an internship at L’oreal in New York Metropolis, which helped him enhance his resume and polish his abilities. He additionally practiced his interviewing and coding abilities to assist him get by means of the appliance course of.

Recruiters invited him to use and he went by means of a number of rounds of interviews with main tech firms: Microsoft, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Pinterest and, in fact, Meta. Although he suffered many rejections, he didn’t quit. 

“I used to really feel devastated,” remembers Yasin, who earned his diploma from the School of Science & Arithmetic. “Then, I wakened the subsequent morning and began doing the identical factor.” 

His recommendation to Rowan college students? 

“Simply go for it,” Yasin says. “I’ve talked to lots of people who really feel like they’re not prepared for these jobs … There are a number of good folks in my main. Simply go for it. Begin making use of, begin networking, begin studying. Do stuff by yourself. Go for the large ones. There shall be lots of people who can get cool jobs like this.”


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