Graduate Business Career Relations - Staff

Patrick Holton
Executive Director of Graduate Business Career Relations
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Patrick Holton joins the Frank G. Zarb School of Business with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and higher education. Prior to Hofstra University, Patrick worked in University Career Services for the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, most recently serving as Director, Employer Relations. Patrick was also the advisor to the St. John’s University Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). Prior to St. John's University Patrick spent 12 years in the financial services industry at Citigroup, TIAA, AllianceBernstein and DTCC. He served in a variety of functions within these firms, including project management, corporate staffing, campus recruiting, organizational development as well as performance and talent management. Patrick holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Shari Lindner
Associate Director of Graduate Business Career Relations
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Shari Lindner has over 10 years of experience in career coaching, professional development, and employment services in the nonprofit, military, and private sectors. Shari is pursuing a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University. She also has a Bachelor’s of Art in Anthropology from the University of San Diego, graduating Magna Cum Laude and served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Supply Team Leader in Whidbey Island, WA.

Lauren Moy
Associate Director of Graduate Business Career Relations
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Lauren Moy is a Certified Career Coach with over 20 years of human resources management and coaching experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Lauren uses her corporate HR experience to help students get interviews and job offers and has coached hundreds of business students/ professionals across numerous industries. Lauren has a joint Master degree in HR Management from Cornell University and Baruch College, a coaching certification from Get Five, and a certificate in Career Planning and Development from NYU.

Karla Williams
Executive Secretary

Career Services offered by GBCR

Career Coaching: Provide individual career coaching for MBA, MS, JD/MBA Zarb students and alumni on CareerLeader assessment, resume development, interview preparation, networking, LinkedIn and professional business etiquette.

Career Development Seminars: Several times throughout the semester, GBCR will host professional development in-person workshops as well as webinars to aid in the development of key skills. Workshops have included LinkedIn, Career Fair Prep, Acing the Interview, Resume and Cover Letters.

On-Campus Recruiting: GBCR welcomes employers to interview candidates on campus, making the interview process convenient for Zarb students, and gives you the opportunity to spend time on the Hofstra campus. In order to request a date, you must first have an account on Handshake, and have a position posted.

Corporate Information Sessions: Corporate representatives come to campus to share about their company’s vision, mission, career paths, and current internships and job opportunities.

Zarb Executive Speaker Series: Listen to experienced executives speak about their industry knowledge, offering students the opportunity to learn and build professional relationships.

Company Site Visits: Students have the opportunity to visit the headquarters of various companies, in order to learn about the corporate culture and hear from key leadership.

Employer Events: Every semester GBCR hosts various employer events where HR representatives and executives from companies on Long Island and NYC speak to students regarding their career paths, skills to develop to be successful in industry, and much more!

Alumni Networking Reception: Every Fall semester GBCR hosts an Alumni Networking Reception where current students have the opportunity to network with over 40 Zarb alumni and corporate representatives from diverse corporate backgrounds.

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