Getting Down to Business

The Department of Business Studies in partnership with the Office of Alumni/Parent Programs and the Office of Career Development is sponsoring “Getting Down to Business” on Monday April 28th. The day long event features speakers, free international food and events to highlight the business department majors and minors. The event kicks off with a MEDI Vac helicopter landing on the McAuley lawn at 9:30 a.m.. The event will close with an evening business networking event in Ochre Court from 5:45-8:00 that includes hors d’oeuvres, music, and an opportunity to network with successful Salve alumnae. Students of all majors are invited to join in the day’s many opportunities.

Schedule of events:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Med vac helicopter landing on the McAuley lawn
  • 11:30 – 12:30 a.m. – Fashion show featuring styles from Tabllots and NE Harbor Corp at O’Hare Academic Center Room 260
  • 1 – 2:15 p.m. –  Speaker – Gail Alofsin at O’Hare Academic Center Room 260
  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Speaker –  Daniel Seddiqui at O’Hare Academic Center Room 260
  • 4 -5:15 p.m. – Speaker – Emily Daina Šaras at O’Hare Academic Center Room 260
  • 5:45 – 8 p.m. – Business networking event at Ochre Court

Featured guest speakers:

Gail Alofsin: two decades of experience in the industry of sales, marketing, hospitality, project management and PR, Gail is passionately committed to helping organizations build long term profitable relationships with their customers and their employees through leadership, customer service, time management and superior sales skills.

Daniel Seddiqui: Daniel Seddiqui will discuss how the journey of discovery helped him find joy in his work. Learn from ‘’the most rejected person in the world” how he was able to embrace rejection and turn it into opportunity. He is the author of “50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man’s Journey of Discovery Across America.”

Emily Daina ŠarasMulti-talented program coordinator committed to issues of social justice from the standpoints of project management, leadership development, and educational programming. Named as a Massachusetts Promise Fellow 2013-2014 out of Northeastern University.


  1. Dr. Myra Edelstein says:

    This will be a great day, folks! The MediVac helicopter will land on McAuley lawn about 9:30 am weather permitting. This is to help us launch our new interdisciplinary UNDEGRAD MAJOR IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION!!!

    At 4pm my dear friend, Emily Saras, will talk to you about FULBRIGHT opportunities worldwide. .. this would be an amazing accomplishment to add to your resume!!!! Join us in O’Hare 260 to learn more and to explore if this might be the best career move you’ll make upon graduation!!!! Emily is only a few years out of school and was a Fulbright Fellow studying and working in Lithuania. I bet you will just love her!

    All events throughout the day should be fantastic! See you Monday!

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