Feedback Is a Gift Alumni Panel Available to View

On December 2, the Providence College School of Business hosted a second Feedback Is a Gift panel, this time held virtually.

The Feedback Is a Gift panel was developed as part of the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) initiative, started about 18 months ago, to promote a more active culture of feedback within the PCSB and nurture effective teamwork. The PCSB centers its curriculum around teamwork and feedback is important in teams. Feedback and teamwork skills that students learn in the business school will be critical to their careers as they advance through the workplace.

Moderated by Chae McConaghy ’21, a marketing major in the PCSB, four alumni panelists shared their insights on feedback as a tool for improvement. The panelists were:

  • Jane Benson ’92, Vice President of Youth Programs & Marketing, New York Road Runners
  • Jane Dillon Cerosky ’83, Channel Account Manager of Data Center Group, Lenovo
  • Keith Dragicevich ’11, Account Executive, Google
  • Walker Sands ’03, Change Management Strategist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Recognizing that feedback is information that provides opportunities for thoughtfulness, the panelists described their personal experiences about the positive impact feedback has had on their careers. The panelists discussed both giving and receiving feedback, as well as methods to follow-up and reinforce the information received. The importance of identifying your own strengths and weaknesses, and how they play into one’s development and affect working in teams, was also emphasized. With many students and employees shifting their work to a remote style, this webinar also discussed how giving and receiving feedback is an essential skill in virtual work and collaboration.

The PCSB would like to thank these panelists for taking the time to offer their advice and guidance to students in the PCSB. View a recording of the event below.