Engineering Future Success for Students

Patricia Galloway (M.B.A. ’84) returned to her alma mater on Nov. 3 to speak with students about her career and the opportunities provided through her NYIT education.

For Patricia Galloway (M.B.A. ’84), globalization is more than a business plan—it’s a blueprint for 21st-century success. With engineering projects that have spanned more than 100 countries, including the Panama Canal, the London Crossrail Project, and the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong, the NYIT graduate had plenty to discuss as she shared her career experiences on Nov. 3 with students, faculty, and staff at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.

“Globalization is a word that must be in every student’s vocabulary,” said Galloway, who serves as CEO of Pegasus Global Holdings, a leader in risk management and strategic consulting for the energy, infrastructure, and transportation industries. “Without an understanding of how the world economy works, I don’t think a student can be successful on the global front.”

In addition, she shared her “four C’s of success”—credentials, commitment, communication, and confidence. Focusing on tasks they can successfully complete, says Galloway, is what makes for successful leaders. She also urged attendees to “never give up, never be afraid, and never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something or that it cannot be done.”

Galloway, who was featured on the cover of NYIT Magazine’s Summer 2010 issue, recalled how her student days at NYIT helped engineer her own success as she learned from faculty members who were real-world professionals.

“The fact that I had the opportunity to spend time with some of the top executives of the New York metropolitan area, learning from them as to what made their businesses successful, was the best money I could have ever spent in my life,” she said. “And it has absolutely translated into my ability to be the senior executive I am today.”

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