Name: David Berger
Current Job Title: CEO
Employer/Current Organization: University Hospital of Brooklyn – Downstate
Graduation Year: 1980
Campus Involvement: Harpur’s Ferry, Chemistry Lab Research, Dorm Governance, Intramural Sports
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbergermd/
How did your experience at Binghamton help prepare you for your first position after graduation?
Excellent science experience helped me get into medical school.
For a career in your field, what skills do you think are most important right now?
Leadership, big data, collaboration
What would you look for if you were in a position to hire new graduates for your company?
Able to work well with others, service, leadership, strong academic background
If you could do college all over again, what would you add to your college experience?
Spend more time involved in service activities
What is one thing you think a student can do before senior year to be ready for the job search?
Research the industry well. Know who they will be interviewing. Spend time outside of classroom involved in service activities.
What is the best piece of career advice you would give to current students?
Learn to manage your time effectively so you don’t waste your four years!