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Marguerite Stocker

Marguerite Stocker

Brookdale Community College

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Marguerite's work combines: Business, Numbers, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Director, College Store

I run a college bookstore.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Boston University

  • Graduate Degree


    Boston University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a General and Operations Managers:

Graduate Degree: Business/Managerial Economics

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    When I graduated college, there were no local journalism jobs available.

  • 2.

    Decided to become a stock broker (my dad was a money manager).

  • 3.

    Became a full-service broker selling stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life and health insurance.

  • 4.

    Saw an ad in the newspaper for Barnes & Noble and thought it would be better for my soul to sell books.

  • 5.

    Went from store to store eventually becoming assistant manger and opening a new store.

  • 6.

    Saw an ad in the newspaper (still reading newspapers :) for a textbook manager at a community college.

  • 7.

    Took the job and was eventually promoted to Director.

  • 8.

    Decided to stay here for a while (now 15 years)...

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    I didn't know enough about investing so they would rather hear from my father than me. Silly, because I knew a lot more than my peers since I grew up in the business.

  • How I responded:

    I went out with a bang - I made some really good investment decisions for myself and my clients and have been enjoying the rewards ever since!