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Tiger Alum Share Career Advice in Virtual Mentoring Session  


Students in Christina Evans’ Career & Financial Management and Entrepreneurship courses had the opportunity to get advice from special Tiger alumni. Via Zoom, the Amherst alumni shared their career experiences with about 100 students. The students asked many great questions and enjoyed hearing from former Tigers.


One alum, Ara Bagdasarian, authored a book, "The Lemonade Stand", which is being read by all the Entrepreneurship students, along with his corresponding curriculum support material. The book is a great read on the mindset of an entrepreneur.


ACHS thanks all the guest speakers for taking time out of their day to be a mentor to Amherst students:  William Mattar, Rob Michalak, John Domres, Dr. Todd Shatkin, Brian Wilcox, Tim Coudriet, Ara Bagdasarian, Trooper Jeffrey Bebak and Lisa Coppola, (not pictured, The Coppola Firm, Class of 1982).


Pictured in their Zoom sessions are:

  • William Mattar, William Mattar Law Offices, Class of 1982
  • Rob Michalak, (Ret.) Ben & Jerry’s, Director of Social Mission
  • John Domres, Owner Buffalo Brewing Company, Class of 2004
  • Dr. Todd Shatkin, Aesthetic Associates Center, Class of 1983
  • Brian Wilcox, Furniture designer and builder, Class of 1996
  • Ara Bagdasarian, CEO Omnilert, Class of 1990
  • Tim Coudriet, Finance student at University of Albany, Class of 2018
  • Trooper Jeffrey Bebak


Mattar    Michalak   Domres    Shatkin    Wilcox    Bagdasarian   Coudriet    Bebak