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Lunch and Learn with Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea R. Nierenberg, executive coach, search advisor and speaker is the force behind The Nierenberg Consulting Group, a sales and marketing consulting firm which focuses on teaching the communication skills that impact the bottom line. Called a "networking success story" by The Wall Street Journal, Andrea came to Pace to speak to students about how to properly network yourself and the secrets to successful networking in the industry.

Lunch and Learn with Ernst & Young’s Marketing Department
Nina Harrison, licensed tax attorney, Preeti Parasharami and John Fay came to speak to Pace students about the importance of marketing in financial services. They discussed how this big 4 firm brands and markets itself as well as strategies and obstacles within financial services marketing.

Lunch and Learn with Gus Maikish - Former VP of Sales at IBM
Gus Maikish, a sales and account management expert, has over 40 years of experience and served as the VP of Sales at IBM. Gus spoke about his experience in the industry as well as giving insight on what skills are necessary to succeed in a career in sales.


Lunch and Learn with William Janetschek - CFO of KKR
William Janetschek, a Pace Alumnus, who shared his story of startup of how he became CFO of KKR, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyout, and also stressed the importance of finding your own skills in college and how to apply them to your desired career to be extremely successful.

Lunch and Learn with Vincent Perrone - New York Stock Exchange
Vincent Perrone, a recent Pace alumnus, discussed his experience working at the NYSE, how a Pace University MBA assisted him in his career, and gave personal advice of how to excel in any job position.

Lunch and Learn with Dawn Kelly - VP of Global Communications at Prudential Financial
Dawn Kelly spoke about her responsibilities with multifaceted communication strategies and how she became Vice President of Global Communications at Prudential Financial and a number of other corporate initiatives.

Lunch and Learn with Mark Fine - Senior Director of Marketing for New York Mets
Mark Fine, is a seasoned marketer and shared with us his extensive experience in all aspects of consumer and brand marketing, public relations and sales in addition to his career path that lead to his position as the Senior Director of Marketing for the New York Mets.

Macy's Lunch and Learn
Macy*s came to Pace University looking to hire and educate students on Retail Merchandising and Interactive Marketing. Direct Marketing Managers, Sahar Sadeghian and Anne Fitton spoke on behalf of Macy*s along with Vice President of Direct Marketing, Ceil McLaughlin, and Direct Marketing Analyst, Stephanie Baldelli, about the careers opportunities and benefits available at Macy*s for young aspiring marketers in today's world.

Charity: Water Lunch and Learn
Kaitlyn Jankowski, Supporter Experience Manager, talked about Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that provides safe drinking water to people in developing countries.


Lunch and Learn with Patrick Fultz, President & CCO of DMCreativeGroup
Patrick Fultz, President & CCO of DMCreativeGroup gave a presentation about the importance of creativity in a direct marketing campaign and how to execute a marketing plan with a creative brief. Patrick Fultz has over thirty years of creative and direct marketing experience along with over fifty industry creative awards.

Lunch and Learn with Lawrence Kimmel, CEO of the Direct Marketing Association
Lawrence M. Kimmel, former CEO of the Direct Marketing Association came and spoke about how to succeed in the real world and how he founded Unimark, a direct marketing, promotion and advertising agency.


NYC Lab Co-Managers Julie Ching, Kaitlin Gallucci, and Maddy Lau were panel speakers at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (June 2009, Boston) and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Conference & Exhibition (October 2009, San Diego). They were discussing the research the IDM Lab has done for the Participatory Marketing Network (PMN) on Gen-Y consumers and leveraging social media.


The IDM Lab successfully trained approximately 20 entrepreneurs on Saturday, October 18th, 2008, in New York City's Chinatown. The Lab Managers, Maddy Lau and Julie Ching, assisted by the IDM Business Analyst Clark Wu, delivered a three-hour seminar on the principles of marketing and interactive communication to a lively group of Chinatown business people. The seminar was given in both English and Chinese. This was the IDM Lab's first venture into assisting local business people prepare for the 21st century's marketing challenges. The IDM Lab is planning more seminars with the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

The Annual Direct/Interactive Marketing Student Career Forum, Friday November 14th, 2008.