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Terry A. Tegnazian, president of her own publishing company, offers advice to students about succeeding in business during the Oct. 20 Vantage Point speaker series on the Chalon Campus. On the cover: Yvette Herrera, principal of HT Group, a strategic marketing firm, talks with a business student after the event.

Executives Share Formulas for Business Success

Oct. 24, 2011 -- The Mount’s business administration department continued its popular Vantage Point speaker series on Oct. 20 with a panel discussion featuring top Los Angeles business consultants. The department co-sponsored the event in the Chalon Campus Center with the business Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society and the group Leadership California, a network of women executives committed to advancing women in leadership positions in business and public policy.

Headlining the event were Carolyn Casavan, principal engineer, Casavan Consulting; Terry A. Tegnazian, president, Aquila Polonica (U.S.) Ltd.; Denise V. Bickerstaff, principal, Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.; and Yvette Herrera, principal, HT Group. The women offered tips on being in business: Be a self-starter, flexible and use good judgment; show enthusiasm and engagement in what the job entails.

"In order to be successful, you can’t just do what is expected. You have to go above and beyond what is expected,” said Bickerstaff, whose firm provides real estate advising. Bickerstaff and the other panelists agreed that the days of spending 20 years with one company were over, and young people entering the workforce should expect to change careers throughout their lives.

The business department started the Vantage Point speaker series in 2006 to showcase speakers from the business world who bring their expertise to the College’s students. Visit the Mount's business administration department here.

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