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City Tech Alumni Association Hosts ‘Today’s Woman: Your Life, Career & Outfit’ Event

From left, guest presenters Randi Cole, Colette Ellis and Shari L. Sambursky with City Tech Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Malavez.

The New York City College of Technology Alumni Association hosted its first women’s event, Today’s Woman: Your Life, Career & Outfit, on September 27, 2012, at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. More than 60 alumna and other participants attended the event, which was catered by Debra Alago, executive chef/director of food services at the Professional Children’s School, a 1995 graduate of City Tech’s hospitality management program, and one of the newest members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The program for the event included a panel of three life and career coaches who addressed some of the more pressing questions confronting today’s working woman. Guest panelists were Randi Cole, CLC, a life coach for personal transformation who specializes in health counseling and transitions; Colette D. Ellis, founder and head coach of InStep Consulting, LLC, and author and motivational speaker who empowers women to get instep with their health so they can focus on their most important priorities; and Shari L. Sambursky, CCMC, a job search and  certified career management coach, whose expertise is in job search strategy, interview techniques, resume submission and strategically navigating the hiring process. The panel presentations were followed by a fashion show depicting the “do’s” and “don’ts” of today’s female workplace attire.

Guests networked while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and received gift bags filled with office essentials for today’s busy career woman. The event concluded with a free raffle of coaching sessions and eBooks that were generously donated by the panelists. In addition to the guest presenters, other volunteers included fashion show models, a photographer, DJ and panel moderator, all current City Tech students.

Visit the Alumni Association’s Facebook fan page at for photos from the event.


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