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Alumni Profile

Sarah Driansky

drianskyBS mechanical engineering '02
(MBA '10, NYU)

Occupation: Manager, CNG Origination
Employer: Hess Corporation
Residence: New York, NY
Family: Married
Community activities: Rush Rhees Circle member

Describe your involvement in the Beta Pi Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau, including any positions you held.

Spirit Chair, Athletic Chair. Greek Week and I put on the spring bbqs! 

What other extra-curricular activities were you involved in while at the University?

Student Association Senator, Teaching Assistant

How has your experience as a sister of Sigma Delta Tau influenced you today?

My best friends are the girls I pledged with! Love them!!!

What did you do immediately after graduation? How did you decide to take that path?

Mechanical engineer in the City. I was from Westchester so I wanted to move closer to home. Ended up spending my early years in the City growing up with my pledge class!!!

What do you do now and why did you choose this career?

I’m in business development. I picked it up after business school.  It involves negotiating and structuring deals. I get to meet a lot of people, use my brain and travel some.  It’s great!

Where would you like to be in five years?

I would love to be a vice president of a growing organization in the energy industry and be a mom of two kids.  Right now I have no kids but I got married in October so here’s hoping!  

What advice do you have for the sisters of Sigma Delta Tau who are unsure of their future career plans?

Do something that not many people can do such, as applied math or computer science.  You’ll end up making big bucks right out of school and having more open doors than you otherwise would. Think about being a programmer or working for an investment bank. And get good grades! You want to do things that open doors for you. Also, DON’T go to grad school right away unless you ARE COMPLETELY CERTAIN you want to do something that requires it. At the very minimum don’t go to business school right out of undergrad. You don’t know anything yet and very likely won’t be able to get into a top ten school. If you’re going to business school, really focus on getting into a top ten school. The other schools really won’t pay off. 

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