“Going into an informational meeting at an organisation that interests you with the simple goal of swelling your network with people you hope to be useful encourages a stilted and awkward conversation that is likely to prove counter-productive to your ends. If, however, you go in with the mindset of expanding your own knowledge on issues you are already studying, this frames the conversation in an easy and comfortable way, and provides ample opportunity for you both to demonstrate the knowledge you already possess, and your motivation to learn more.” –Martin Searle
Category Archive: Student Spotlight
Recent Milano alum Alexis Hancock (OCM ‘13) is a software engineer at CBS Local Digital Media Group. In her professional life, Alexis combines her knowledge of the latest web technologies with all she learned as a student in the Organizational Change Management (OCM) program. It was always part of her plan to add change management skills to her technological background. We wanted to ask her about that.
GPIA student and former Peace Corps volunteer Natalie Munday, is featured for her work with the Silkies of Madagascar. Produced by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, the film focuses on Natalie’s work creating a cooperative of women silk weavers which has now become a successful exporting operation for local design and handicraft.
“My experience at Milano has been incredible. I definitely got more out of it than I ever expected. I’ve always considered myself to be a progressive-liberal, but the education I received here really pushed my boundaries and challenged the way I look at the political system, traditional philanthropy and social change. I remember sitting in my Social Justice Leadership course last fall, the professor looked at me and said, “Hillary, you look like you’re in pain.” Shaking my head I responded, “Just tryin’ to wrap my brain around it all.” I think that accurately sums up education at Milano…”
Brooke Hansson is a graduate of the Urban Policy Analysis and Management program at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School.