Young Alumni Spotlight: John P. Keeney '08
Name: John P. Keeney
Class Year: 2008
Major: Industrial Labor Relations/ Human Resource Management
Employer/Position: Vice President, M2O Private Fund Advisors, New York, NY
How has your Le Moyne education impacted your career thus far as a young professional?
Le Moyne provided a great space to learn and grow as a person. Looking back, I think it’s an experience and special place that helps develop the whole person. As a student, you learn to think critically, develop the confidence to ask thoughtful questions and the importance of being part of a community.
Professional tips for recent graduates
NETWORK. If you did not already start as an undergraduate, it’s not too late. Whether it’s LinkedIn or a spreadsheet saved on your desktop, keep track of everyone you meet. It’s surprising how much senior professionals are willing to help and spend time with young people. Send an email, make a phone call, offer to buy coffee and build your network. Follow up with semi-annual personalized emails or LinkedIn notes – they do not have to be a novel, but let people know what you are up to and show an interest in something they shared with you.