Berkeley Today Stories
Berkeley College Helps Graduate Build Confidence for Growing Career in Human Resources
Dana Farley was 17 years old when he began taking courses at Berkeley College in Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ. He credits this time for helping him build the confidence he needed to grow in a professional setting, even when he struggled. “There was one accounting class in particular I remember having trouble with during the first few weeks,” Mr. Farley said. “After having a deep conversation with my professor, I was encouraged to never give up and work hard at everything I do.”
A resident of Neptune, NJ, Mr. Farley graduated from Berkeley College in 2012 with a B.S. in Human Resources. He went on to earn his Master’s degree in Public Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2015. That same year, he began working as a site supervisor for an after-school program for children between the ages of 4 and 12 at the YMCA in Matawan, NJ. “I was excited to start working for the YMCA because I knew I would be making a difference in my community,” he said.
While working there, Mr. Farley began talking to one of the program’s parents about his aspirations for a career in the human resource field. That particular parent worked at a Data Backup and Recovery I.T. company in Tinton Falls, NJ, called Commvault, and encouraged Mr. Farley to apply for an opening in the Human Resources department. In August 2016, Mr. Farley was hired by Commvault as a Human Resources Coordinator.
“That is why it is so important for people to network and get to know new people, because you never know who can help you achieve great success,” Mr. Farley said.