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Berkeley College Prepares U.S. Marine Corps Veteran for Ever-Changing Business Environment
Max Avellaneda joined the United States Marine Corps in 2007 after graduating high school. He served in Camp Lejeune, NC, and was deployed to Iraq for 11 months. Upon returning home, Mr. Avellaneda became determined to earn a degree in business management. “The military had set me up for success, but I knew it was important to be vigilant in self-learning and to get certification for other skills, aside from my military experience,” Mr. Avellaneda said.
A resident of Bergenfield, NJ, Mr. Avellaneda took courses in Midtown Manhattan, and graduated in 2015 with a B.B.A. in Business Administration – Management. Shortly after graduating, Berkeley College’s Career Services department helped him secure a role as an Invoicing and Billing Specialist at Syska Hennessy Group, a global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm. While employed, Mr. Avellaneda continues to work towards earning a B.S. in Accounting degree from Berkeley College.
One of the most valuable lessons Mr. Avellaneda learned during his time at Berkeley College was how to prepare for change and manage the challenges that arise in an ever-changing business environment. In particular, courses that addressed ethics and managing change left a lasting impression on him. “The courses I took gave me a framework on how to deal with the paradox of stability in a changing business, and how to ethically traverse business deals and relationships,” Mr. Avellaneda said.