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Beyond the Expected Podcast: The Coronavirus Effect: Class of 2020 Response

Podcast 2020 response Kimberly Joy Dixon

Provost Michael Bernstein with Matthew Colson, Kimberly Joy Dixon and Diana Hannan

Beyond the expectedWith graduation, commencement and impending job searches in the air, Stony Brook University is bringing the full breadth of its resources to create the best possible experience for soon-to-be SBU alumni. In this episode of “Beyond the Expected Podcast: The Coronavirus Effect: Class of 2020 Response,” Michael Bernstein chats with several Stony Brook University professionals that are geared up to help new graduates transition to new employees.

Guests include:

  • Matthew Colson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association. Colson is responsible for the overall development and oversight of events, programs, services and communications for Stony Brook’s more than 200,000 alumni worldwide.
  • Kimberly Joy Dixon, Director of Employer Engagement and Diversity Recruitment, Career Center. Dixon is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with employers from various industries who seek to recruit students for internships, full-time jobs, part-time positions and volunteer opportunities.
  • Diana Hannan, Executive Director, SBU Conferences and Special Events. Hannan has more than 30 years of professional experience in conference and event management and related fields, with more than 15 years producing Stony Brook University events. She will discuss moving conferral degrees to a virtual setting, helping new alumni feel celebrated and hoping to bring them back in the future for an in-person ceremony.

This episode originally aired on Facebook Live on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

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