Event Details

Career Reinvention Bootcamp

Cornell Northeast Corridor Alumni Affairs, The Cornell Club – New York and NYC Cornellians invite you to:

Career Reinvention Bootcamp
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | New York, NY

Reinvention is intentional, deliberate change. It’s a choice. Is this the year to take control and reinvent yourself in your career? Join Hollis Thomases ’87, Founder of ReinventionWorks, for a dynamic panel discussion and interactive networking event.

•    Are you stuck in a career rut?  
•    Are you dissatisfied with your job and want to make a change?
•    Have you realized that you’re not following your passion, but don’t know how to start or where to go next?

Hear Hollis, along with alumni experts Emily Filloramo ’84 (Founder and Chief *Magician*, Be More Extraordinary Academy), Erik Yazdani ’98 (Psychotherapist and Founder/Career Coach, Exploring Fulfillment), and Derrick Bass, Jr. ’06 (Founder of Clarity Provoked), discuss these questions and more! You’ll learn directly from their personal reinvention stories and have the chance for small-group follow up during an interactive networking reception.  

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Reception and Networking
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion and Q&A – Real Life Reinvention
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Small-Group Follow Up and Continued Networking
Location: The Cornell Club – New York
6 E 44th Street, New York, NY
Cost: $25 per person*; includes program, hors d’oeuvres reception, wine and beer
*CCNY house members, $15 per person – contact Raechel Walker to register at a reduced rate of $15 per person

Event Questions? Contact Ilana Carlin. | Registration or Wait List Questions? Contact Claire Stack.

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center, library, and business center. Members also have access to a full
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obtain an application or to learn more about membership, please contact membership@cornellclubnyc.com, or visit www.cornellclubnyc.com.


Hollis Thomases ’87 (Arts & Sciences) is an award-winning entrepreneur, digital marketing pioneer, book author, and now-“Reinventionist†who has iterated herself and her career multiple times. Hollis spent the first 10 years of her career working as an employee in sales, marketing, and PR positions. In 1998, she left corporate America to found a digital marketing agency. Hollis crowdsourced solutions before the word came into common use, and she’s done so again to build the ReinventionWorks Team. Hollis is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.A. in Social Relations and a Concentration in Communication Arts. Read about ReinventionWorks here.



Derrick Bass, Jr. ’06 (Engineering) is the Founder of Clarity Provoked. He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree and promptly went to work for Goldman Sachs in New York, where he had interned. On an accelerated track and making Vice President within eight years. As someone who had a real zest for life, he had ticked off all the success factor boxes he had laid out for himself, but he felt his energy fading away more and more every day. While still employed, in 2013 he decided to “bring back†who he really was, and his last year in financial services was “fanfrikkintastic.” That renewed energy led Derrick to the path he’s on today, successfully running his own coaching firm where he helps mid-level executives create purpose-driven careers so they can reinvent themselves with clarity and confidence.



Emily Filloramo ’84 (Human Ecology) a Be More Extraordinary Magician and bestselling author of the book How to Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk So You Can Be Extraordinary. She will guide you to unleash your true greatness through permanently erasing negative self-talk, fears, and insecurities at the source.  Her professional trainings include Internal Family Systems Modality of Psycho-Spiritual Healing and SELF-leadership and Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP). Her combination of life experiences, 27-year career in pharmaceuticals, holistic nutrition expertise, and passions in psychology of peak performance gives her a unique platform to help clients transform emotionally, physically and spiritually. Emily has a B.S. in Nutrition, Cornell Class of ’84.



Erik Yazdani ’98 (Engineering) is a psychotherapist and career counselor.  As a career counselor, Erik has years of experience helping professionals identify appropriate career paths at MBA, executive-MBA, PhD and other graduate programs.  Through this and other work, Erik helps professionals navigate the intersection between personal values and professional priorities by using one-on-one coaching, personal writing and small group process. Erik holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Cornell University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Masters of Social Work from the NYU Silver School.



ABOUT THE CORNELL CLUB – NEW YORK: The Cornell Club-New York is a private city club. Located in midtown Manhattan, steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the best shopping, theatres, and museums, The Cornell Club is the perfect place to visit, stay, dine, and connect with new and old friends. The Club provides Members and guests: a 14-story clubhouse; guest rooms with amenities of a luxury boutique hotel; meeting and event spaces; fine dining; quality fitness facilities; calendar of Club programs; personalized service. Find membership info and more here!

ABOUT NYC CORNELLIANS: NYC Cornellians is the community of all Cornellians living in New York City – alumni, students, parents, staff– founded with the purpose of fostering and strengthening the members’ relationships among each other and their affinity to Cornell. It the dues-free, official alumni association, supported by Cornell University Alumni Affairs and Development. Find out more here.



ABOUT CORNELL NORTHEAST CORRIDOR ALUMNI AFFAIRS: Located at 230 Park Avenue in Manhattan, Cornell’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) office is the urban location of the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development. The NEC team serves all alumni, parents and friends from Boston to Washington, DC. With over 97,000 alumni living in this region alone, almost half of the global alumni population calls the northeast corridor home. Through supporting regional clubs, producing exciting events and facilitating philanthropy to the university, it is the gateway to alumni participation along the east coast.