Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beyond Rochester: Katherine Sharp 10/29 at 4pm

What's Beyond Rochester? The series is an opportunity to learn about careers and get firsthand advice from successful alumni in a variety of fields. All Students are welcome.  These events are sponsored by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and Office of Alumni Relations.

Katherine Sharp 
Beyond Rochester 10/29/2014 at 4:00pm
Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Conference Room
Dewey Hall 4-200

Katie received a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in French in 2007 from the University of Rochester. She is currently a graduate student working towards a PhD in genetics at Stanford University. In her research, Katie uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to understand how cells in a developing organism communicate with their neighboring cells so that all the cells can coordinate their actions. As a graduate student she spends most of her time in the lab conducting research, but she also has the opportunity to teach courses, work in a local science museum, and travel to conferences to present her work and learn from other scientists. 

While at UofR, Katie worked in a lab in the immunology department and was a deKiewiet Summer Research Fellow. After graduation, she moved to France for a year as an English language teaching assistant through a program run by the French embassy in the United States. When she returned to the United States in the summer of 2008, she moved to Boston where she worked for two years as a research assistant in a lab at Harvard Medical School. She began her PhD program in 2010 and plans to defend her thesis in the fall of 2015. She would like to eventually be a faculty member at a research university. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beyond Rochester: Ali Anoff '06 BS, '07 MS and John Marsella '08

Beyond Rochester Today: 4:00pm
Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Conference Room
Dewey Hall 4-200

What's Beyond Rochester? The series is an opportunity to learn about careers and get firsthand advice from successful alumni in a variety of fields. All Students are welcome.  These events are sponsored by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and Office of Alumni Relations.

Ali Anoff received her BME BS with a concentration in Cell & Tissue Engineering in 2006 and an MS in Chemical Engineering in 2007 from the University of Rochester.  She then went to Saint Louis University School of Law and received her JD, Law in 2010.  She did internships at the US Attorney’s office, was a Faculty Fellow at St Louis School of Law, a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge at the Missouri Court of Appeals as well as a legal internship of Intellectual Property at Proctor & Gamble.  Currently, she is Counsel Intellectual Property at Procter and Gamble

"I would suggest that students who are interested in patent law take every possible opportunity to hone their technical writing skills. I would also encourage students to establish a strong technical background including conducting research. When I interviewed for patent law jobs, I was surprised that many perspective employers were more interested in the research that I did at UR, than the criminal litigation work I had done during law school."

John Marsella received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester in 2008. While at UR, he was a member of a fraternity. After graduation John served as an intern with the NYS Division of Human Rights and worked as a paralegal for the Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse, NY. After about eighteen months, John decided to pursue law school. He attended American University, Washington College of Law and graduated in 2013. During law school, John worked for the National Labor Relations Board and externed with the United States Department of Labor. He is currently a staff attorney with the Worker Justice Center of New York. As an attorney, he has experience representing employees in a wide variety of civil rights, labor and employment law matters, including employment discrimination actions, unemployment insurance benefit hearings, class action wage theft cases, and unfair labor practice charges. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Towers Watson Presents: Go Beyond the Classroom Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on October 22


Towers Watson Presents: Go Beyond the Classroom 
Overview of Retirement  & Health Group Benefits
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Towers Watson is pleased to announce its 2014 University Recruiting Virtual Webinar Series, 
an on-line program of webinars, bringing information about Towers Watson career opportunities
directly to the computers of college students, professors, and career service professionals. 

About the Company 

Go beyond.  At Towers Watson, we are more than individuals.  We are a community focused on 
helping our colleagues and clinets thrive and succeed. Towers Watson is a leading global
professional services company that helps organization improve performance through effective
people, financial, and risk management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer 
solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

About the Speakers

Carl Hess


Carl A. Hess has served as Managing Director, The Americas of Towers Watson since February 1, 2014, 
and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Prior to that, he served as the Managing Director of 
Towers Watson's Investment business since January 1, 2010.  Before that, he worked in a variety of roles
over 20 years at Watson Wyatt, lastly as Global Practice Director of Watson Wyatt's investment business.
Mr. Hess is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and a 
Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst.  He has a B.A. cum laude in Logic and Language from Yale University,
and is a director of HLC Holdings and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Caroline Repko

Caroline Repko is a senior analyst for the Health and Group Benefits line of business in 
Towers Watson’s New York office. She has been with Towers Watson in the Health and 
Group Benefits line of business for over five years.  Caroline assists companies in developing 
long-term benefit strategies, conducting benefit comparisons, analyzing group benefits design 
changes, underwriting and establishing plan budgets.  Caroline has experience with merger 
and acquisitions, as well as divestitures.   She has extensive experience in evaluating, selecting 
and negotiating with benefit plan service providers and insurers.  Caroline assists clients in the 
development of appropriate strategies to respond to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act (PPACA). Caroline holds a B.A. degree in philosophy, politics and economics, and a B.A. 
degree in Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Employee 
Benefit Specialist (CEBS) and is a Fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee 
Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS). She is on the board of the New York Metro chapter of the ISCEBS
and on the national ISCEBS Symposium Committee.

Megan Yee


Megan is a consulting actuary with 9 years of retirement experience at Towers Watson. Her experience in 
retirement consulting  include funding and accounting valuations for pension and other postretirement benefit 
plans, plan designs, and pension administration. She spent the first 2 years of her Towers Watson career in 
Boston before transferring to New York. Megan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary
under ERISA. She holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from Columbia University and an M.A. degree in 
mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LinkedIn Photo Booth at Fall Career Fair (10/8/14)

Attending Career and Internship Day (this WEDNESDAY 10/8/14 from 1-4pm)? Make the most out of your trip by taking a new LinkedIn profile picture.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Information session with BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Wednesday October 8th, 1-1:45 pm

Representatives from BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY will be on campus Wednesday October 8th to present information on their Actuarial and Healthcare Economics internship programs.

The session will be held in Harkness 210 from 1-1:45pm, and is co-sponsored by the Society of Undergraduate Math Students.

All students, particularly juniors, interested in actuarial studies or healthcare economics are encouraged to attend, particularly those with mathematics, statistics, actuarial studies, health policy or economics majors.

Additional information on these internship programs can be found in CareerLink, and there is an October 12th deadline to apply for on-campus interviews.