Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

Whether you are graduating soon or just starting out at Mason, it is never too early to start thinking about what comes next. Come learn from Mason Alum about their experiences securing internships, preparing for the job search, and how leadership skills apply in their fields. Alum will also share personal stories and experiences about how their campus involvement and engagement has made an impact. The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series is facilitated by our very own Student Leadership Consultants and is open to the entire campus community.


 

Spring 2022

 


Alumni Leadership Speaker Series: Featured Mason Alumni for April 5, 2022

Panelists information will be shared in mid March 


 

Sancia Celestin
info coming soon...

 


 

Gia Ha, Graduate student at Virginia Tech pursuing dual masters degrees in Sustainable Land Development and Urban Planning
Gia Ha is a graduate student at Virginia Tech pursuing dual masters degrees in Sustainable Land Development and Urban Planning. She graduated from George Mason University in 2019 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has 2 years of experience as a water engineer. Gia is passionate about empowering people with marginalized identities as well as building infrastructure that will expand access to clean water and guide policies toward sustainable development. She is interested in utilizing technology and behavioral science to promote more sustainable choices for engineering and planning policy. In her down time, Gia enjoys experimenting with her indoor garden, doting on her two dogs Matcha and Mango, and kayaking with her partner Osaze.


 

Alissa Mirsky, Team Lead for Cvent

Alissa Mirsky is a first-generation college graduate originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from George Mason in 2015 with a B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a dual minor in Business and Journalism. During her time at Mason, she maintained a 3.7 GPA while simultaneously having internships (U.S. Department of Education, American Red Cross, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School), tutoring and waitressing jobs, and holding leadership positions in her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. Alissa is passionate about empowering others in navigating their careers. As a first-generation alum, she didn’t feel like she had a lot of resources to lean on for help. While she was Vice President of Academic Development in Alpha Omicron Pi, she taught collegiate members of the sorority how to establish good study habits and set them up for success. She also worked as a tutor for high school students. She enjoyed introducing students to different studying techniques that helped them increase their test scores and grades. Even after graduation Alissa still enjoys mentoring upcoming and recent college graduates. She helps them prepare for the job search by reviewing their resumes, teaching networking tips, and helping them establish professional goals. Alissa is currently a Team Lead for Cvent, an event management software company. She helps clients use Cvent software to reach their organizational goals. Alissa also manages and mentors other advisors to become successful in their position. She has led initiatives on career pathing, establishing a higher education vertical, and change management for upgrading clients to new solutions. Alissa’s hobbies include hiking, boxing, journaling, cooking, and quality time with family and friends


Featured Alumni from previous Alumni Leadership Speaker Series