Elizabeth Melillo Chief financial officer for the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
Class Of: 2007
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Master of Business Administration
The Power of Social Media
“Social media inspired the creation of NAPW, which is the largest and most recognized network of female executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs in the United States.” With Elizabeth’s help, the organization provides a forum for professional women at all career stages to share business ideas and make connections using the latest technology.
“I chose NYIT because I could customize my academic courses. I took classes at different locations and online. And now that I have spent the majority of my career in the international banking sector, I am grateful for my classmates who provided truly global perspectives.”
Beyond Number Crunching
“The biggest myth about accounting is that you need to be good at math. Accounting is research and storytelling. It tells the owner of a business, shareholder, bank, or manager what the numbers mean, how they can use them, and what to expect in the future.”
Proudest NYIT Moment
“My favorite memory about NYIT was graduation day. You gain additional respect and business opportunities with an M.B.A. I am proud of this accomplishment and consider it a major milestone in my life.”
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