Sumayya Essack

Associate Director, Career Education

Sumayya Essack

Sumayya Essack (she/her) is a Career Advisor for MBA students, with a background in psychology and HR/talent management. Most recently she was the Head of Talent at an award-winning global fintech social enterprise startup. She’s passionate about supporting professionals in career discovery and transitions and empowering others to forge their own unique paths. Sumayya received her MSW and MBA from Boston College.

As a first generation American who is biracial and grew up in an interfaith home, Sumayya cares deeply about multiculturalism and DEI issues. Her first full-time job, in fact, was as a paralegal at an immigration law firm. She loves to travel and has lived in Spain, Greece, and Argentina and has an intermediate level of Spanish fluency.

Sumayya considers herself an artist at heart who loves writing, painting, and design, and she loves to settle in with a book or a podcast.

Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Intellection, Futuristic, Ideation, Empathy, Adaptability

Next trip: Sumayya hopes to go on her honeymoon this year (more than 2 years after getting married), but continued Covid restrictions continue to foil those plans for now…

Club Liaison: Sumayya is a co-liaison to the Tech Club, a co-liaison to the FinTech Club, and the liaison to the Arab Business Student Association.

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Evaluating Equity Offers

When a company extends an offer, there will be several elements for you to evaluate based on their competitiveness and what you personally value most. The cash usually gets our attention first (base salaries and incentive compensation, such as performance …

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