Iris Colon '06
What is your current job?
I work as a Product Developer at FactSet Research Systems at the headquarters in Norwalk, CT. I am on the Market Analytics team, which works on Economic and Market Aggregate applications.
Why did you choose this profession?
In my previous positions at a non-profit and at the city of New York, I managed programs by tracking performance via databases and creating monthly and quarterly reports. My data management experience was transferable to my current role.
What more do you wish to accomplish in your professional career?
I would like a role that allows for more face-to-face interactions. I am currently attending NYU Stern to earn an MBA in Finance and International Business. Our family is in the process of opening a restaurant on 110th and Lexington in Manhattan: http://megasunrestaurant.com/
Tell us about a decision or change you made that turned out to be a positive career move.
Advocating for a promotion at my previous company turned out to be positive since it gave me an opportunity to show confidence in my abilities. I was able to earn the promotion both in title and salary.
How has Haverford influenced your professional career?
Haverford has expanded my network. My first job after graduation was offered to me by a Haverford alumni giving me an opportunity to learn new skills. The alumni also assisted me with my application to business school by writing my recommendation letter.