CAREER OUTLOOK and INDUSTRY NETWORKING

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October 25-28, 2021


CAREER
OUTLOOK and INDUSTRY NETWORKING (COIN), a four-day boot camp program hosted by the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University, provides business students and alumni of William Paterson University an opportunity to build career readiness skills and develop connections with industry professionals.

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WP Students & Alumni Register
via Handshake Events

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to inclement weather
and William Paterson University's closure, 
COIN 2021 scheduled programs have been
CANCELLED 
for Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

COIN 2021 will resume on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday, October 25

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Industry Networking Session 
Meet and Greet
(In-Person)
(1600 Valley Road Cafe)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Session
What is COIN and How To Maximize COIN 2021 and WP Experience
(In-Person)
(1600 Valley Road Cafe)

Greg Makowski CFP ’81
Managing Member
CFS Investment Advisory Services LLC

Jeff Millar ’80
Retired Managing Director
MUFG Bank

Joe Cupoli ’16
Relationship Manager
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lesley Weiner CFP ’82 MEd.
Financial Advisor
Mid Atlantic Resource Group LLC

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Tuesday, October 26

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Keynote Session
Leadership During COVID-19 and Lessons Learned
(Virtual Session)


Kevin Lenahan ’90
WP Board of Trustees and Sr. Vice President
Chief Financial and Administration Officer
Atlantic Health System


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Career Development Session
LinkedIn and Personal Branding
(Virtual Session)

Jennifer Santiago
Talent Acquisition Manager
Enterprise Holdings


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Career Development Session
Interviewing
(Virtual Session)

Present By INROADS

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Career Outlook Session
Marketing and Professional Sales
(Virtual Session)

Moderator
Prof. Ron Jones
Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales
Cotakos College of Business
William Paterson University

Estefania Correa ’17
Territory Manager
Priority1

Jeff Laniado ’13
Senior Account Executive
Optimove

Tyler Knepper ’14
Vice President, Recruiting Lead
Citi

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Wednesday, October 27

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Career Outlook Session
Financial Services
(Virtual Session)

Brendan Reskakis
Enterprise Sales
Bloomberg


Eric Vartanian CFP ’17
Associate Financial Advisor
Hampton Square Management LLC

Greg Makowski CFP ’81
Managing Member
CFS Investment Advisory Services LLC

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Career Outlook Session
Accounting
(Virtual Session)

Frank Franco CPA ’11, ’12 MBA
Senior Audit Manager
KPMG

Brad Kreinces CPA
CEO
Kreinces & Co. CPAs, LLC

Maureen DeCicco ’87
Partner
WithumSmith+Brown, PC

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Free LinkedIn Headshot Photos
Career Road Stop
(In-Person)
(Valley Road Campus Lobby)

Mary Alice Barrows
Director
Career Development Center
William Paterson University

Jenny Nesenjuk
Assistant Director
Career Development Center
William Paterson University 
 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fireside Chat
Emerging Industries
(Virtual Session)

Tennille Williams
Global IT Cybersecurity Lead
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Todd Polyniak CPA
Partner, Cannabis Expertise
Sax LLP

Shehan Chandrasekera CPA ‘17
Head of Tax Strategy
Coin Tracker

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Thursday, October 28

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fireside Chat
Non-Profit Sector
(Virtual Session)

Moderator
Pamela Ferguson
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
William Paterson University

Sally Glick
Principal and Chief Growth Strategist
Sobel & Co., LLC


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Fireside Chat
Owning and Operating a Business
(Virtual Session)

Moderator
Prof. Ana Siquiera
Director, Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Cotsakos College of Business
William Paterson University

Funke Olayinka, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Grace Healthcare IT Consulting Inc
and
Co-Owner
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Wayne, NJ Franchise

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Industry Networking Session
Meet and Greet
(In-Person)
(1600 Valley Road Cafe)


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fireside Chat
Recent Alumni Panel
(In-Person)
(1600 Valley Road Cafe)

Moderator
Jenna Villani
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
William Paterson University

Michele Garcia ’15
(Marketing & Professional Sales)
Realtor
eXp Realty

Moe Hamdeh ’19
(Finance)
Strategic Account Executive
Atyeti, Inc.

Roshelle Fondeur ’16, MA ’18
(Marketing & Professional Communication)
Senior Marketing Analyst
ELM Home & Building Solutions

Sahir Ghanim ’20
(Financial Planning)
Jr. Finance Analyst
Saint Laurent

Schoenstani Gil ’19
(Accounting & Financial Planning)
Senior Tax Associate
Sax LLP

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Scholarship Announcement
(In-Person)
(1600 Valley Road Cafe)

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"I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful students, caring staff members, and both dynamic and successful speakers that imparted indispensable advice and inspiration. On top of that, I was awarded two scholarships that will contribute tremendously towards my college career. Thank you for the chance to participate in this incredible program."

Luis del Prado
via Instagram

“This has been a wonderful experience, especially as a new incoming transfer student at William Paterson University. Here, I came across wonderful people who I am looking forward to look up during this coming Fall semester. I have never been exposed to such a motivational and goal driven environment.”

Lizbeth Alberto
via Instagram

"It's a true experience. Initially it will be all about the scholarship. However the lessons and skills you will learn will become the new reason for staying. Toward the end I became more intrigued with learning more and caring less about my chances of winning the scholarship. The connections I made was the true prize.

Anonymous 
via student survey