Modern Languages and Literatures Alumni to Discuss Path to Career Success, March 25

Modern Languages and Literatures Alumni to Discuss Path to Career Success, March 25

University alumni will return to campus to share professional insight and career advice with fellow foreign language students

This is a wonderful opportunity for current and prospective students of modern languages to learn from successful graduates about some of the many professional possibilities that lie ahead.

— Sara E. Diaz, PhD, assistant professor of the practice of Italian

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences is scheduled to host an alumni career panel for current undergraduates on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. The event’s six featured alumni will return to campus to field questions from current students, discuss their transitions from college to career, and explain how their various language skills helped them achieve their professional goals. 

From a program coordinator at the U.S. Department of State to a former marketing lead at Chanel, the panelists represent a wide breadth of careers and Modern Languages and Literatures programs including French, German, Italian, Chinese Studies, and Spanish. Alumni scheduled to present include Elise Wilkinson ’10, investigative due diligence senior associate for BDO USA; Zachary Gross ’12, senior program manager for Simply Smiles, Inc.; Emma Cannon ’14, an MSN nursing student at Johns Hopkins University; Olga Sidiropoulos14, former marketing lead for fashion at Chanel and current marketing manager for Bang and Olufsen; Adrienne Sgarlato ’17, program coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute; and Lauren Jachimczyk ’18, an analyst at Deutsche Bank.

“We are excited to welcome our alumni panelists back to Fairfield to talk about their personal and professional achievements,” said Sara E. Diaz, PhD, assistant professor of the practice of Italian and Italian Studies director. “This is a wonderful opportunity for current and prospective students of modern languages to learn from successful graduates about some of the many professional possibilities that lie ahead.”

A question-and-answer segment and an informal networking social will follow the panelists’ presentations. For more information, contact Dr. Diaz at sdiaz@fairfield.edu

This event is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Humanities Institute, Asian Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Faculty Committee on Public Lectures and Events, and Alumni Relations.

Modern Languages and Literatures Alumni Career Panel

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room

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Six modern languages and literatures alumni return to campus to field questions from current students, discuss their transitions from college to career, and explain how their various language skills helped them achieve their professional goals. 

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