GE Officials Visit Wentworth
February 1, 2017
GE employees (from left) Nicholas Joseph, Claudine DiSario, and James Shapiro discuss their company's international opportunities during a panel discussion in Blount Auditorium. (Photos by Greg Abazorius)
Fifty General Electric (GE) officials visited Wentworth on Jan. 18, leading a panel discussion, conducting mock interviews with students, and meeting with the professors who teach many of the skills that the company values in its employees.
GE announced the relocation of its global headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to the South Boston waterfront in January 2016. The move should be completed next year.
The Wentworth visit, hosted by the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development, began with a greeting from President Zorica Pantić before the GE guests met with Wentworth faculty. After the gathering, some GE employees took to Beatty Hall, where they met with roughly 100 students to provide résumé, cover letter, and interview guidance in an exercise similar to the Mock Interview Day that the center hosts each fall.
“Our students came away with knowledge from people working in the field that they will be able to immediately implement,” said Robbin Beauchamp, director of the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development.
Five other GE employees served as panelists in a session in Blount Auditorium. About 75 students listened as the group discussed tactics to prepare for working internationally. The panelists included:
- Nicholas Joseph, global markets compliance leader, GE Capital, London
- Claudine Disario, senior vice president, debt origination, GE Financial Services, New York
- James Shapiro, managing director and senior environmental counsel, Stamford, CT
- Gerry Friel, managing director, head of global portfolio at GE Energy Financial Services, New York
- Alberto Mihelcic-Bazzana, private equity assistant vice president, New York
“[The panel discussion] was a good chance for our students to learn about the competencies they need to be successful living and working abroad,” said Beauchamp.
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