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Berkeley College Graduate Experiences Upward Mobility in Talent Recruitment Career
Since 2005, Carla Valencia has been working her way up the ranks at Syska Hennessy Group, a global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm. By the time she discovered Berkeley College, she was ready to take the next steps toward better career opportunities.
A resident of Queens, NY, Ms. Valencia earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration - Management from Berkeley College in 2012. After transitioning to Syska’s Human Resources department, she went on to earn a Certificate in High Impact Presentations from Dale Carnegie in 2014, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School in 2015.
Taking classes both online and on site in Midtown Manhattan while continuing to work at Syska Hennessy Group, she credits Berkeley College’s professors and interactive approach to teaching for her professional growth. “Most professors incorporated open forums in the classroom, where I found myself sharing ideas and views with my classmates directly,” Ms. Valencia said. “It was great to be a part of a class where the teacher encouraged interaction, and was not just reading from a textbook.”
Having received several promotions over the years, Ms. Valencia is currently a Talent Acquisition Specialist. In this role she oversees all phases of professional level recruitment, as well as the selection process for technical engineering and corporate needs for the firm’s nationwide locations.