The meetup gave students the opportunity to learn more about life at Bloomberg — and hear alumni employees’ stories and advice firsthand. Thirteen students from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Journalism started out their experience by separating into breakout room led by two alumni: David Joachim ’93, editor for financial crimes unit, and Niraj Juthani ’05, software engineer. They ended with a tour of the building.
Students who attended learned a great deal from their experience. During the tour, they learned about core values and the culture of transparency at Bloomberg, especially Bloomberg’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, dedication to philanthropic opportunities and exploration of more environmentally sustainable workplaces. Click here to learn more about the latest news across Bloomberg.
One of the students majoring in computer science, Muhammad Islam ’17, stated, “The site visit at Bloomberg was a great opportunity to have a peek into the daily life of a developer at Bloomberg, the opportunities that the company provides to its employees and how one can further one’s knowledge and experience. Bloomberg being a tech and financial news giant, there are a lot of different fields of computer science that they use in their business model and these fields are ever growing. So having such a personal experience gives us the opportunity to steer our career.”
We are grateful for David’s invitation for students to visit Bloomberg and for giving back to the SBU by serving as a Career Advisors Network (CAN) Mentor. The event was a collaboration between the Stony Brook University Career Center and the Office of Alumni Relations. The offices support several student-alumni career meetups throughout the academic year to give students the chance to connect with alumni professionals at companies of interest.