Senior Alumni Share Professional Insights with Isenberg Freshmen

September 25, 2013

Two Isenberg alumni with extensive senior executive experience captivated hundreds of students with career and business insights in the Dean's professional development seminar for first-year Isenberg students. David Fubini '76 (Marketing), Director with McKinsey & Company, and David O'Leary '81 MBA, former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with State Street Corporation, gave students their take on networking, interviewing, teamwork, mentorships, and "hard" versus "soft" business skills.


"You're only as good as the group around you," emphasized Fubini in his advocacy of teamwork. "Being prepared"--understanding a company's business objectives and culture--"is a key to success in job interviews," noted O'Leary. "I take for granted that you have all the basic 'hard' [business] skills," he continued. "I'm more interested in personality and your fit with the organization." "Start networking now," urged Fubini.  "Start with the group in this room. It's likely that some of you will get jobs from one another. "Down the road, you'll not only be a source of jobs but of capital as well."