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Looking for mentors with opportunities in NYC in Communications/Marketing/Project Management


Brian Perry North Bergen, NJ

Finished my MBA last year, worked at a startup for awhile, and now need a job. I have a lot of experience but not quite the right experience for senior roles. I even tried to go to Afghanistan for a security gig but I just missed eligibility. Getting desperate here.

15 February 2019 3 replies Mentoring



Angela Mustac Jersey City, NJ

Hi Brian,

Thank you for your service. What kind of work are you looking for? I see that you're located in North Bergen. I'm an in-house recruiter for U.S. Concrete's Atlantic Region. Our regional main office is in Saddle Brook, NJ. We have offices, concrete plants and aggregate operations in the North Jersey/NYC area. I'm not sure what your experience is, or what you're looking for, but here is a link to our jobs page:

If you're interested in any of the positions, send me an email - Also, feel free to reach out to me directly if I can assist you with your job search in any way. I'm happy to help. :)

Best of luck with your job search.

Angela Mustac
Regional Operations Recruiter
U.S. Concrete, Inc.

15 February 2019 Helpful answer


Kathleen Dunn New York, NY

Hi Brian,

Thank you for your service and for using ACP AdvisorNet. Have you taken a look at our Community section, which features thousands of Advisors? The Community section allows you to search for Advisors by industry, level of experience, company name and zip code.

Once you’ve identified Advisors in the your particular location or industry you can then reach out to them via private message for networking opportunities.

If you need help using the site, please feel free to reach out to me via private message.

Senior Manager, Operations

15 February 2019 Helpful answer


David Eastman Gresham, OR

Hello, Brian

Thank you for your service.

Well, getting an MBA should open lots of doors for you in business and product marketing, including your experience in a start up and your officer management experience.

If you have an interest in the medical products industry, you live in the right locale. New Jersey probably has more large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies per square mile than most other states except possibly for California. Your experience is perfect for a position in product marketing or management, corporate communications, public relations or government relations, and other communication's focused work in a corporation.

If you still have the bug to work in a startup--and I have mentored or managed about 28 start up businesses in the Life Science industry--I would encourage you to search life science and/or biotechnology incubators in NY and NJ and MA where there are many start ups working together to bring their new products to market.

I would also encourage you to seek work at an angel investment or venture investment firm. Although their main focus is investing in new start up and growing companies, their staff actually ends up mentoring these start ups, serving on their boards and/or taking up executive management positions, i.e., CEO, COO, CFO.

I wish you much luck in your search for a new position in communications where you can leverage your MBA.


David F Eastman, Veteran, US Navy Avionics

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