Dustin Malara, a 2019 business grad from Syracuse, N.Y., continued networking with his previous employers through LinkedIn, setting him up for success in his full-time role as a sales development representative at Alleyoop in Buffalo, N.Y..
How did you secure the opportunity?
My previous manager, Brian, found me on LinkedIn.
What did you do on a daily basis?
I work with multiple clients in the Education space and assist with their sales development. I cold call, email, and use LinkedIn and qualify prospects and then pass them off to my clients to present their demo/sales offering.
Most importantly, what did you learn?
I have learned how to manage my time and truly work hard due to this role. I have learned that hard work truly pays off and that getting a job in the industry I wanted to work in before school was one of the best decisions that I could have made. I have learned how to overcome objections and truly become a good salesman.
What advice do you have for future students?
Start job searching as soon as possible. Don’t wait until after graduation to start a job in your industry. Start today, utilize platforms like LinkedIn to create connections and truly set yourself up for success.
How did NU's Office of Career Services help you?
Career Services helped me update my résumé.