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The Road After Ryan

The Road After Ryan: PCSB Alumni Speak About Career Pathways speaker series features recent alumni who discuss their PCSB experience and their professional lives since graduating. The program is designed to introduce students, primarily first-years, to many career options and point out the PCSB resources that can help them learn more about fields of interest. 

“College is certainly a time of exploration,” explains Andy Donahue, assistant director for student engagement and academic advising, who joined the PCSB in May. “Some professions, though, require that you have certain experiences during your college years and students need to initiate those opportunities earlier and earlier. These speakers can help illuminate those pathways. However, as young alumni, they also remember the stress of figuring out ‘what do I want to do?’ They are in a great position to help those students, who do not have a strong sense of what major or career they want, learn how to take advantage of PC’s resources and start that process of self-discovery.” 

While The Road After Ryan series kicked off in summer 2020 with a focus on incoming PCSB students, the conversations continue this fall, and students from all class years are welcome to attend. Speakers have included: 

  • Cristian Higuita Montoya ’16, ’17MBA, M&A advisory senior associate, PwC. 
  • Kristina Lynch ’18, associate portfolio manager, Citizens Bank. 
  • Elizabeth Jennes ’14, regional director of sales operations, Travelers Insurance. 
  • Connor J. Barrett ’16, senior associate, PwC. 
  • Jordan Brydie ’18, technology consultant, Ernst & Young. 
  • Nicholas Iadeluca ’18, ’19MBA, financial analyst, Sutherland Capital Management. 
  • Faculty members who provide an introduction to each major: Matthew Callahan (finance), Stephen Perreault, Ph.D. (accounting), Ainslie Schultz, Ph.D. (marketing), and Deirdre Snyder, Ph.D. (management). 
  • Tess Povar, PCSB career coach. 

Sessions are recorded so undergraduate students who cannot attend the live discussion can still benefit from alumni insights and earn Friar Leadership & Immersion Program (FLIP) points.