The Felician sports information office started a new online initiative in September 2015. In "Where Are They Now?" we periodically attempt to catch up with Golden Falcon athletics alumni who have gone on to interesting and successful career paths.
In the ninth installment, we visit with Jeff Calabrese '10. A pitcher and outfielder for the baseball team, he credits participation in college athletics for assisting in his transition to the business world.
Name: Jeff Calabrese
Year of Felician graduation: 2010
Major(s): Business Administration
Twitter handle: N/A
Hometown while in high school: Howell, N.J.
Currenty town/city of residence: Middletown, N.J.
List any post-graduate studies or certifications
Series 3, 7, and 63 securities licenses
Current full-time employment
Futures and Options Sales and Execution, J.P. Morgan
Other positions held since Felician graduation
Any other life events you would like to tell us about?
I married my longtime girlfriend, Jena, in May 2015
We welcomed our daughter, Ava Rose, on April 22, 2016
How have you applied your experience participating in college athletics to your current employment?
My experience of playing a collegiate sport has been invaluable to the success of my career.
There are similar characteristics between the corporate environment and a team sport. I work closely with a very intelligent, diverse group of people, and we are constantly relying on each other to achieve a common goal. In the corporate world, much like a team sport, you have to perform under pressure, adapt to your environment, and learn from your mistakes.
How has your Felician academic coursework and other extracurricular activities impacted your life, especially professionally?
I owe a huge thanks to the entire business department at Felician. They were such a huge help during my college years, and even moreso post-graduation.
All of my classes, from economics and marketing to ethics and accounting, created a great academic foundation for me as I grew professionally. Although I didn't know it at the time, most of the things I learned during my four years at Felician, I have used in some way throughout my career.
Academically, I could not have had a better experience.
What advice, about any aspect of college life, would you give to a current Felician student-athlete?
The only piece of advice I would give is to enjoy every second of your college career because it goes by very quickly. Those long trips in the spring headed to Florida or Myrtle Beach were some of the best times of my life.
Enjoy every run, enjoy ever workout, enjoy your classwork, enjoy each practice and every game. Work hard both academically and athletically. Have no regrets. Most importantly, have some fun while doing it all.