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SpartaNation 2020 | Day Four Site Visits

Meet Our Site Visit Hosts

Kristie (Koppe) Galvani '01
Executive Vice President, Rubenstein PR
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications
Recipient of The Year of 50 Spartans award

What were you involved in as a YCP student?

  • WVYC Radio Station
  • Phi Sigma Pi
  • Forensics Club
  • Phonathan

How has York College helped you get to where you are today?
Whether it was the intimate environment, personalized attention from professors, access to a variety of clubs and activities, or the lifelong friendships I made, York College helped shape me into the person I am today and prepared me for a successful career.

What do you enjoy most about your current professional role?
I love that I get to help brands tell their stories to the rest of the world.

What advice do you have for current students or fellow alumni seeking a career in your chosen field?
Make sure to work hard and don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call someone. Sometimes a phone call is a lot more significant than an email.

 

Pasquale Nocera '10
Director of Strategy and Planning, Unqork
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications
Recipient of The Year of 50 Spartans award

What does it mean to you to have the YCP Road Crew visiting your place of work?
It is an amazing experience because I am passionate about giving back to an institution that has given me so much. I believe networking is the most important thing students can do to help them find a job after graduation, and I will do anything I can to help facilitate that.

How has York College helped you get to where you are today?
York College helped me build a strong foundation rooted in communication skills that have been key in my professional career. I learned the importance of a strong network, and how to effectively build one using my interpersonal skills. My many hours spent editing for my mass communication courses also taught me dedication, hard work, and most importantly, attention to detail.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Early on in my career, a senior leader at my former company was giving a speech and told us to never stop learning. This advice has been fundamental to getting me to where I am today. I have many times found myself in new roles or projects where I knew very little about the subject matter. Rather than letting that deter me, I challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone and learn something. Sometimes I would find new untapped skills and areas I really enjoyed, while other times I learned an area that I did not particularly enjoy. In either scenario, I learned something about myself as well as new skills to add to my toolset.

 

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