CEO Program Students Celebrate Successful Year

The final Feliciano School of Business CEO Program meeting celebrated the past academic year's accomplishments and discussed future goals. Eileen Fee, lead coordinator of the program from the Feliciano Career Services department, led the conversation and highlighted the program’s major events, including presentations from Wix, Toastmasters, members of the Feliciano School of Business Advisory Board, mentors, and a special LinkedIn event presented by Carla Ko. 

Eileen Fee was integral in fostering mentee—mentor relationships, successfully launching the mentorship match ups in November and the Speed Networking event in March.  Dean Hollister reiterated the importance of the program, which celebrates the students and supports strong connections with hopes to one day find that “the student has become the mentor.”  Feliciano School of Business advisory board member and mentor Jim Bartek, emphasized the importance of networking. Frank Nelson, also a mentor, included similar sentiments, urging graduating seniors to “Pay it forward.”

As the meeting came to a close, the program’s seniors offered their candid remarks. Makayla Jiggetts reflected over her years at Montclair State, the new people and new ideas she encountered, and the way that she grew, broadening her horizons, exploring her interests and finding her passion. She credits much of her success and increased motivation to the CEO Program. Melanie Wong appreciated the personal and professional growth afforded by the program, noting that she was empowered to reach beyond her comfort zone, competing in the Unilever Program and assisting as a moderator on the finance panel. Katarzyna Tuznik-Orlic gave special thanks to everyone in the program, rejoicing because she landed her dream job offer. Finally, Alex Colón left advice for the remaining juniors who hope to dive back into in-person meetings next year, take on more opportunities to be present within the group and see how you impact people, especially face to face," said Colon.

Story: Carla Ko