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Alumni to Share Their Job Search Experience at 10th Annual Media Career Expo

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

By The Delphian Staff

To get job search tricks from recent college graduates who have all landed their dream jobs, Adelphi students can attend the 10th Annual Media Career Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Blodgett Hall room 109. The free event, which is hosted by The Delphian and the Department of Communications, will consist of a panel of five alumni who all work in communications-related fields and who graduated from Adelphi within the past 10 years.

The panel will feature Gabrielle Deonath ‘18, who works at a UX (user experience) writer for University of Phoenix; Olivia Franks ’20, ‘21, hockey operations office manager for the New York Islanders; Chelsea Lombardo '19, a producer of CNBC's “The Exchange & Power Lunch” live shows; Kevin Padilla ’16, associate director of technology and communications at the Waldorf School; and Maxmillian Robinson ‘22, a member of the New York Football Giants event staff team.

The panelists will aim to debunk the myth that there are no jobs in the communications field and will give advice to the students about finding and maintaining a professional experience.

“The purpose of this event has always been for current students to hear from professionals who were recently in their position and are wondering how they are going to get a job in their field after graduation,” said Liza N. Burby, faculty advisor to The Delphian and a senior adjunct professor in the Communications Department, who created the event a decade ago.

“Over the years our alumni have generously shared their experiences, expertise and contacts with our students. I think there’s value in learning about the career steps that these alumni took while they were still at Adelphi, like getting internships, as well as what their job search process was,” said Burby. “That’s why we always ask them to tell the students what about their career path surprised them as well as what disappointed them, but that they learned from. Our students need to hear that the search may not be linear, but that all experience is something they can benefit from.”

Lizz Panchyk, editor-in-chief of The Delphian, said, “I went to the Media Career Expo last year and learned a lot from our panelists. It’s interesting to hear their reflections on their time as Adelphi students and what they’re doing now. This year, three of our panelists are former editors-in-chief! As the current editor-in-chief, I’m excited to go and network with our alumni and I recommend anyone interested in media to go as well.”

Though students don’t need to pre-register to attend, it is suggested that you email Pizza and soda will be served.

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