by Anthony Migliore, Jr.
All we had a few weeks ago was an idea with a vision. Our goal was to create weekly seminars with different guest speakers, guest organizations, and topics. Now that vision has become a reality in the Global Networking Society.
After attending numerous seminars, club, and department events, our founders all realized how informative it is to be a part of so many diverse events and network with people from different cultures. This realization led me to discover an opportunity to combine everything the group likes and enjoy into one club.
Global Networking Society (G.N.S) is a newly founded organization at Baruch College, which believes in helping students and contributing to the community through service and volunteering. Our main focus is to bring education, business and a professional networking environment together.
G.N.S traces its beginning to the passion and dedication of a group of students committed to expanding their understanding beyond the curriculum of any specific classroom and to broaden their minds to suit the ever-changing world of today. The organization also aims to provide its members with intensive knowledge, advanced skill-sets, and a vast professional network.
We also created G.N.S Cares Day in which we team up with the Project Find organization, which has dedicated over forty years of friendship and service to New York’s seniors to help feed over 1200 senior citizens a meal on Thanksgiving Day.
Our first event this year was held on October 6. We teamed up with Executives on Campus (EOC) director, J. McLoughlin. Our event helped introduce the Mentor for Morning program as well as EOC. After our first meeting many students were coming up to us stating how happy they were. The meeting informed them of programs they had always been interested in, but had no idea Baruch College offered them. At the end of that seminar over twenty students signed up for the various programs.
Following the event we continued on our weekly seminars including topics such as Branding, Leadership, Financial Planning, Public Speaking and Lead by Example. Lead by Example was an exceptional seminar for us with special guest Baruch College’s President Mitchel B. Wallerstein. We also teamed up with the Undergraduate Student Union (UGS), Italian American Association, and PorColombia. Four different organizations networking alongside the President of the College was an amazing experience. Each leader spoke on the topic of leadership and how they personally “Lead by Example” throughout their careers.
It was just a few weeks ago that all we had was an idea to create weekly seminars with different guest speakers, guest organizations, and topics. I would like to thank Baruch College for the opportunity to make these thoughts a reality.