Networking in a new culture can be a unique experience. Sammy Hejazi, Senior Category Manager at Wayfair, aims to tell his story and present ways to navigate Networking in the United States
Sammy Hejazi will explain how to put your best foot forward, network effectively and leverage your experinece to make important and informative connections.
· Using “”Perceived Similarities”” to connect with people on an emotional level – even if you are new to U.S. culture
· How to prepare for any networking activity (career event, emails/linkedin, etc.)
· Importance of self-awareness and practical next steps you can take to succeed in establishing fruitful connections
Sammy has 12+ years of experience working in several roles across business functions, both in the U.S. and Internationally. He graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Penn State, where he was an International student, and has an MBA from INSEAD. As a former international student himself, Sammy has successfully adapted to American work culture and is passionate about supporting International co-workers and students in their quest to develop successful careers outside their home countries. He currently works at Wayfair (Boston HQ) developing Vertical market strategy in their B2B division.
This program connects to the SAIL domain Personal and Professional Effectiveness and Global Mindset by enabling students to build and leverage networks to achieve professional and/or personal goals through strategic thinking and calibrate one’s behavior and communication to exhibit cultural sensitivity in professional and social settings