On Wednesday, January 3, 2024, St. Sebastian’s hosted another installment of its Arrows Connect Career Night series. Five alumni offered valuable advice and shared their career experiences with members of classes 2015-2023. Those on the panel included: Jonathan Consalvo ’05, CEO, DigitalPay; Conor Haughey ’12, VP/Co-Founder MRP Realty; Edosa Onaiwu ’15, Project Manager, Hobbs Brook Real Estate; Drew Tuckett ’05, Startup Executive/Startup Adviser; and Connor Wiik ’11, Senior Oil Analyst, Hartree Partners.
Although each alumnus shared a unique career story, a recurring theme between the presentations included the importance of networking and learning a diverse range of skills early in your career. The panelists also expressed that you should ask many questions early on, to attain information and skills that will be valuable as you transition throughout your career. Another suggestion was to take risks while exploring distinct roles prior to discerning your next internship or job. Even if it’s something you may not enjoy, such roles could provide valuable insight and experience to form future career decisions. The St. Sebastian’s Alumni Office would like to thank our panelists for their thoughtful advice and mentorship, and Alex Cook ’91 for serving as the event moderator and Chair of the Alumni Board’s Professional Networking Committee.
Be on the lookout for information regarding the next Arrows Connect Career Night, and if you haven’t already, please join Arrows Connect. Similar to LinkedIn, Arrows Connect is offered to St. Sebastian’s alumni and families for career advising/networking.