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Berkeley College alumna Maren Gizicki credits the Career Services Department at Berkeley College with helping her secure a fruitful career in Human Resources.
Berkeley College Leads Graduate to Successful Career in Human Resources at illy
Maren Gizicki graduated from Berkeley College with an A.S. in International Business in 1999 and a B.B.A. in International Business in 2003. She also earned an M.S. in Organizational Development and Human Resources Management from Manhattanville College in 2011. She credits the Career Services Department at Berkeley College with helping her secure a fruitful career in Human Resources. “I actually owe a lot of my current success to Berkeley College for helping me get started,” said Ms. Gizicki, who is currently the Human Resources Manager at coffee company illy’s North American office in Rye Brook, NY.
In addition to strengthening her interview and writing skills, Career Services helped Ms. Gizicki obtain her first job at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she prepared tax returns for high-profile clients like PepsiCo. It was during her time doing tax returns that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in Human Resources. That is when she returned to Career Services, where counselors helped her find a position as a Human Resources Specialist for airline AtlasAir.
She then went on to positions in Human Resources at General Electric and RSM US LLP before arriving at illy in 2011. Currently residing in Stamford, CT, Ms. Gizicki assists nearly 100 of illy’s employees throughout North America in areas of onboarding, employee relations, performance management, policy interpretation, and project management.