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Arisleyda is a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group in its Garden City, New York, office. In spring 1993 she answered a job placement ad posted at Hofstra's Career Center and thus started her career. In 1998 she was awarded the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from the College of Financial Planning.
What is her edge?
"I am often told that I am open, caring, earnest, competent and able to communicate."
M.B.A. in international business
What did she learn at Hofstra that helped with her professional success?
"In my classes, I learned that what makes a company is its people. The culture of a company is shaped by its employees. I learned that we must understand and embrace diversity in the workplace. I learned the importance of team dynamics; how to use technology to improve productivity and quality; and, most importantly, how to communicate effectively with all employees."
"An oasis. I encourage everyone to come and visit the school. Participate. Become involved. Be part of the Hofstra family. You always feel welcome. Great people, staff and students."
After 21 years with the New York City Police Department and retiring as a deputy inspector, Ron was recruited to the American Stock Exchange as a senior vice president. He is presently a vice president with the Times Square District Management Association, a nonprofit company that coordinates business development and produces special events in Times Square. "We get paid to drop the ball!"
What is his edge?
"Adaptation and perseverance, which are the most important qualities to sustain success over the span of a career."
B.A. in liberal arts (English literature, German language and history). He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, a few credits short of a minor in economics.
While at Hofstra:
He worked full time as an NYPD lieutenant/platoon commander. "A lot of my non-classroom time was spent studying or fighting crime. Each had its own rewards."
What did he learn at Hofstra that helped with his professional success?
"One of my professors in German constantly stressed that a top education was achieved through keeping something 'in the chair.' It was his twist on the Edison axiom: 'Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.' Regardless of innate intelligence, it's relentless hard work that brings about success."
"Only getting better! I recommend that all Hofstra alumni maintain ties to their alma mater and to their fellow alumni."