When it comes to seizing opportunities, Stevens senior Drew Capone '13 offers great advice: “Let someone else be the one who says “no” to you. Whether you are pursuing a job or anything else in life, never be the one to stop yourself from doing something.”
It is precisely that attitude that helped Capone, a Chemical Engineering major, obtain his position at L’Oreal, where he’ll begin as an Operations Associate in their Management Development Program after graduation.
Capone said that he utilized the Castle Point Careers website to secure interviews and attended the Stevens Fall Career Fair where he met many potential employers. He also worked with the Office of Career Development to refine his resume, practice interviewing skills and learn of numerous opportunities. After interviewing with several companies, he was offered the job at L’Oreal, which he readily accepted.
Hailing from Long Valley, N.J., Capone already has some great professional experience on his resume. In the summer of 2010, he engaged in research through the Stevens Scholars Program. The following two summers, he held internships at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in Fairfax, Va. and then ECI Technology in N.J.
Active on campus, Capone is a member of the Stevens Christian Fellowship, The Stute, Varsity Track & Field, Club Ultimate Frisbee, and serves as a freshman RA. He is a Founding Father of the Rho-Omega Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Stevens. He is an active volunteer in Guatemala City, where has provided humanitarian aid to one of the world's poorest communities.
Capone's plans include earning other degrees in the future, perhaps an MBA.