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Sean Altberger '14

Digital Marketing Manager, Four Seasons Hotel- New York City, NY
"From Day One, York College provided me with the encouragement, tools, and knowledge to succeed in anything that I put my mind to."

Choosing York College because of its small size, state-of-the-art amenities and wealth of programs and resources, Sean succeeded as a Public Relations major, which combined his love of writing, creativity, and marketing while promoting the hospitality and travel industry.

After graduating in May of 2014, he began working as a Public Relations Intern with Disney Parks & Resorts in Florida. At the conclusion of his internship, he landed a position with NYC & Company, where he worked for NYC’s official tourism bureau. Two years later, Sean began his dream job in the hospitality industry with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts at their Downtown New York location. Currently still employed with the Four Seasons, Sean is the Digital Marketing Manager, working alongside marketing and public relations directors and is responsible for day-to-day social media for the hotel, public relations work and digital marketing presence online.

Sean believes that obtaining his degree from York College has helped him far beyond his four years. He feels that his connection with the College as well as the value of his degree continues to rise over time. Sean stresses the importance of staying connected to York by saying, “Graduation doesn't mean the end of your relationship with YCP. Connect with alumni, return to campus for alumni weekends, and email or call your professors once in a while, they love to hear from previous students!”

Enjoyed most during his time at YCP: His time with the #SpartaNation Road Crew.

Involvements at YCP: SpartaNation Road Crew, Resident Assistant, Phi Sigma Fraternity, Grumbacher Lifeguard, and Student Ambassador.

Advice to Current Students: “Take your time and don't worry about rushing to get a job immediately once you graduate, as there is no set timeline. Everyone has to find their fit, whether you decide to take an internship after you graduate or take some time for yourself. Enjoy the best four years of your life, because it will fly by before you know it. It's also important to create relationships with your professors because you never know when you might have to reach out once you graduate. A simple email or a call can lead you into the next step of your career. It's all about who you know!”

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