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During winter break, 74 students shadowed alumni and parents at ESPN, ABC News World News, The New York Times, CNN Headline News, and many others

During January’s interim session, 74 students participated in externships at 39 business firms, government agencies, and other organizations in nearby New York City.

Lafayette alumni and parents hosted the students at their workplaces for two to five days, giving them an opportunity to observe work practices, learn about careers they may consider entering after college, develop professional networking contacts, and build their resumes.

The externships were arranged by Career Services. Companies and organizations included Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, IBM, ESPN, Parade Magazine, ABC News World News, The New York Times, and CNN Headline News, and many others.

  • Our Proximity Advantage: New York City internships, externships, and career networking are part of the unique Lafayette student experience

The following is a list of the firms and organizations with the externship hosts and the students:



ABC World News Tonight, Barbara Friedman P’11, producer. Katherine Sobotka ’08 (Medford, N.Y.), government & law/history; Christine Welsh ’08 (Long Valley, N.J.), government and law

  • Barbara Friedman P’11 Shares her Experiences Hosting Two Externships in January
  • Katherine Sobotka ’08 Spends Externship Behind Scenes at ABC World News
  • Christine Welsh ’08 Finds Direction for Future During Hands-On Externship at ABC World News

CNN Headline News, Carrie Lee ’89, morning business anchor. Caroyln Freundlich ’08 (Westfield, N.J.), English; Marie Garofalo ’10 (Randolph, N.J.), English/arts & media studies; Adam Greenwald ’08 (Watchung, N.J.), economics & business; Kristin Kenny ’08 (Hamilton, N.J.); English

  • Hitting the Ground Running to Make It On the Air. By Carrie Lee ’89
  • Exploring the Field of Broadcasting. By Carolyn Freundlich ’08
    An Inside Look at CNN. By Marie Garofalo ’10

ESPN, John Gassner ’88, senior director sports management of advertising sales.
Katherine McDonough ’08 (Mountainside, N.J.), English; Brittany Waldron ’08 (Kinnelon, N.J.); biology

Parade Magazine, Marilyn Balamaci ’74, senior editor of editorials. Jennifer Kelleman ’08 (Hummelstown, Pa.), English, psychology; Nicole Sidrane ’08 (Wardsboro, Vt.), American studies

Penguin Group USA, Ann M. Day ’01, publicist. Margarita Karasoulas ’08 (Harrison, N.Y.), history/art

The New York Times, Alan Finder P’08, education reporter. Natalie Cothren ’09 (Akron, Ohio), English; Meghan Muldowney ’08 (Norwalk, Conn.), English/ anthropology & sociology


  • Alan Finder P’08 reflects on hosting externships for Natalie Cothren ’09 and Meghan Muldowney ’08
  • Meghan Muldowney ’08 shares her experiences externing at The New York Times
  • Natalie Cothren ’09 Shadows Alan Finder P’08 at The New York Times




BMO Capital Markets, Craig Kaisand ’91, managing director Jeff Butler ’09 (East Windsor, N.J.), mathematics and economics; Rose Kennedy ’10 (North Massapequa, N.Y. )

Bowne & Co., Inc., Scott Spitzer ’73, senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Amanda Curley ’09 (Leonia, N.J.), history and government & law

Cameron Associates, Alison Ziegler Fisher ’87, vice president. Matthew Aaron ’10 (Manhasset, N.Y.), economics and business; Carolyn Pasternak ’08 (New Canaan, Conn.), psychology

Citigroup, Jim White ’97, fixed-income short-term sales. Qi Sun ’11 (Shenyang, China), mathematics and economics; Brian Wycinowski ’10 (Cheshire, Conn.), economics and business

Convergent Wealth Advisors, Jamie McLaughlin ’76, managing director. Marximiliano Pozo ’10 (Bronx, N.Y.)


Early Bird Capital, Inc., Paul Lanna ’99, vice president of investment banking.
Michael Miller ’10 (Princeton, N.J.), economics and business

Goldman Sachs, Dara Brown ’97, vice president of asset management. Jill Carey ’09 (Sparta, N.J.), economics & business/English; Michael Feniger ’09 (Westfield, N.J.), economics and business

Grammer and Co., Ed McNally ’65, managing director. Christopher McConnell ’09 (Scottsdale, Ariz.), economics and business

JP Morgan Chase

Martha A. Heinze ’86, vice president for network management. Kristin Galati ’08 (Hillsborough, N.J.), economics and business

Steven Ring ’98, vice president of ADR liquidity solutions. Joseph Moore ’09 (Lawrenceville, N.J.), psychology, economics & business; Qiong Wu ’09 (Easton, Pa.); B.S. mathematics, B.A.economics and business

Merrill Lynch

Daniel D. Mulholland ’93, director of rates trading (government securities). Brett Davis ’09 (Southborough, Mass.); economics and business

Jason E. Salgado ’92, vice president, Matt Ferber ’10 (Holbrook, N.Y.), economics and business; Sergey Toshinskiy ’08 (Obninsk Kaluga Regio, Russia), psychology/philosophy

Mitchell Winter ’79, senior vice president of investments. Joseph Nam ’09 (Gaithersburg, Md.), economics and business

Thomson Financial, Amy Giacobone ’04, associate of corporate advisory services.
David Schissler ’08 (Middletown, N.J.), economics and business

Advertising/Marketing, Chris Meredith ’02, account executive of publisher services. Kathryn Ritter ’08 (Winnetka, Ill.), psychology

Jugular advertising agency, Scott Lackey ’74, co-founder and strategic director. Marc Desmond ’10 (Rye Brook, N.Y.), economics and business; Scott Hawkins ’08 (Whippany, N.J.), economics and business; Courtney Ramsdell ’08 (Berwyn, Pa.); American studies

Novita Communications, Danielle De Vita ’04, account executive. Meredith Burrell ’08 (New Rochelle, N.Y.), government and law

OMD marketing firm, Mollie Moschberger ’04, media buyer. Alison Crowley ’08 (Princeton, N.J.), art; Christy Aponte ’09 (North Plainfield, N.J.); anthropology and sociology

Taxi, Inc., Caitlin Chandler ’06, account manager. Elizabeth Hall ’10 (Wyomissing, Pa.); Kaitlin O’Shaughnessy ’10 (Milltown, N.J.), chemical engineering/chemistry


Construction Management


Turner International LLC, John Pierce ’81, vice president and regional manager.
Brandon Beidel ’09 (Newburg, Pa.), engineering studies/economics & business;
Lisa Gemborys ’11 (Wayne, N.J.), Spanish; Nicolas Gonzalez ’10 (Bronx, N.Y.), chemical engineering; Mosi London ’10 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), chemical engineering;
Dora Johnson ’08 (Yonkers, N.Y.), international affairs

Consumer Products

Colgate-Palmolive Co., Kim Weiss Faulkner ’98, NA Network operations manager of supply chain. Cory Mattocks ’10 (Towanda, Pa.), chemical engineering; Bradley Montauk ’09 (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), mechanical engineering



SpaFinder, Inc., Simone Chaddan ’04, account manager, corporate gift sales.
Jessica Schor ’09 (Westfield, N.J.), psychology

Health Care/Veterinary Science/Pharmaceuticals

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, Philip Pacchiana ’91, staff surgeon. Meaghan Darling ’09 (Milton, N.Y.), psychology; Jennifer Romano ’10 (Medford, N.Y.), biology; Bianca Werner ’09 (Abington, Pa.), mathematics

MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross, Sarah Stocker ’03, associate manager of public relations. Jillian Kessler ’10 (Short Hills, N.J.), psychology; Agatha Rysinski ’10 (Katonah, N.Y.)

Pfizer, Vince Petitto ’89, senior manager, customer operations. Amanda Nardo ’08 (Mahopac, N.Y.), neuroscience; Jessica Ferrara ’08 (Freehold, N.J.), neuroscience




Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, David Hammer ’92, assistant district attorney.
Ashley Todaro ’10 (Columbus, Ohio), history and government & law

Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, Jennifer Cilia ’02, assistant district attorney. Alison Malloy ’10 (Staten Island, N.Y.), psychology

Sheppard Mullin, Susan G. Rosenthal P’08, partner. Christopher Rodriguez ’09 (Bronx, N.Y.), English; Quinn Juliet Taurman ’09 (Potomac, Md.), economics and business

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Robert Rose ’87, supervisory trial attorney. Kyle Doran ’08 (Portland, Ore.), English, government and law


Public Service/Non-Profit


Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Jessica April ’05, web producer/project manager. Amanda Berger ’09 (Parkland, Fla.), anthropology and sociology



Recruiting/Talent Agencies


Clarity LLC staffing firm, Erin Vanacore ’02, recruiter. Jennifer Spiciarich ’08 (Syosset, N.Y.), economics and business

CT Partners executive search firm, Barry Bregman ’77, financial services partner.
Amar Gujral ’09 (Croton On Hudson, N.Y.), engineering studies; Kimberly Petrelis ’09 (Dingmans Ferry, Pa.), civil engineering

Don Buchwald and Associates, Pamela Roth ’04, youth department agent. Caitlin Burke ’08 (Charlton, Mass.), government & law/anthropology & sociology

Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency, Melanie Urdang P’09, head of talent payment. Crystal Burey ’10 (Saint Albans, N.Y.), English; Barbara Pennington ’10 (New Canaan, Conn.)




IBM, Kathy Hutson ’96, global solutions manager. Laura Kendris ’08 (Staten Island, N.Y.), art

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