Careers in Public Service: An interview with Darius Callier from the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

Darius Callier

The Wasserman Center will be interviewing professionals working in public service to better understand how their careers have progressed. For our third “Careers in Public Service” interview, we are exploring local government, and met with Darius Callier.

Darius Callier is a Policy Analyst for Project Management in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. In this capacity, he works on various initiatives set by the Mayor, including as the Project Manager from the Mayor’s Office of Operations for City’s Initiative to End Veteran’s Homelessness.

How did you get started in this field?
I began my career as a Teaching Fellow and Assistant Teacher at the elementary and high school levels, and Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate study abroad program. My transition into policy was eased through pursuing joint master’s degrees at Georgetown University and the Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Development, Management, and Policy.

My job search after graduate school was very targeted, because I knew I wanted to work for local government during my application process, I engaged in networking, and by the time I applied, my resume had already been seen by three connections I had made in the office. As this was my first job after graduate school, networking greatly helped, although I’d had previous experience in other fields that I knew how to make relevant to this work.

What skills/advanced degrees do you need for this field?
In terms of skills, the interpersonal/networking skills are very important; our office culture is very interpersonal, so these skills are highly valued.

In terms of degrees, a master’s degree in a related field definitely helps, but isn’t necessary. There are almost two routes into the office; one is that, with a relevant Master’s, you can get directly into the Office of the Mayor. However, if you don’t have a Master’s (or if your Master’s is in a non-relevant field), you can start off at one of the city agencies, build your experience, and work up to our office.

What characteristics/personality traits do employers value in your office?
Our office values diversity and the ability to provide a unique perspective, which is something I really appreciate because it really feels like everyone has a space at our table. As I previously said, interpersonal skills are also important in many different ways; we have to be able to work effectively with a range of people, and networking and connecting with others is very valued as well.

What is an average day/week on the job like?
I do a range of different things, so I’m not sure there’s an average day. I’m in project management, so my office implements the mayor’s initiatives. I work totally on homeless policy, so on a given day I might be visiting flagship shelters, talking with our clients, coordinating inspections of the city’s roughly 650 shelter buildings, between five city agencies, and so on.

What is your favorite thing about your work?
Because I work in homelessness, I feel like the work is inherently meaningful, and I can directly see how my work affects people; I like being able to see the results of my work. I also get to make changes that take effect quickly, which I appreciate.

What is the work culture like?
In our office people are ambitious, but also not competitive; people are kind, thoughtful, and supportive. I personally feel like there is a lot of autonomy and trust in my ability to get things done. It is also not very hierarchical, and everyone gets to experience ownership of some domain, which is exciting.

What are the opportunities for advancement?
There are lots of opportunities for advancement; people move up quickly or move onto work within agencies. As a result there is a lot of turnover.

What was your networking strategy?
I was always prepared for networking; before I was hired I ran into the Mayor at an airport and approached him about how I wanted to work for him. That in itself didn’t get me the job; in fact, my resume was probably put through extra scrutiny to avoid appearances of favoritism. However, by the time I had the chance to interact with the Mayor, I was prepared with a graduate school education, relevant professional experiences and information on the specific position I was aiming to enter. You never know when you’ll make an important connection or run into someone who can help, so I can’t stress enough the importance of being prepared for networking all the time. Further, you can get more information than you would think from informal conversations; an off-hand comment can turn out to be useful in an interview, so make sure to pay attention, even when the information seems minor.

What are some challenges in this field?
There isn’t really a template for my job, so sometimes it is difficult to figure out when I should make a call on my own and when I should defer to someone else. Also, like in all politics/policy work, my behavior always reflects on my entire office, even when I’m not at work; this isn’t a problem for me, but the idea of being “always on” is something to be aware of.

What advice do you have for potential applicants?
I would recommend looking at the description for the position you’re applying for and use this to match your experience on your application materials. Know that being “experienced” can mean a range of things, and don’t discount your previous experience – at first, I wasn’t sure my teaching experience was relevant, but it certainly is. Also, if you’re determined to be in the Mayor’s Office, know there are many routes there; many of the city agencies get you great exposure, so consider starting there!

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4 Things to Think About Before Starting a Business while on OPT


Chaiyaporn Chinotaikul is a Co-Founder and Manager at NOAM NEW YORK, a jewelry e-commerce website. He graduated from NYU SPS with a degree in Graphics Communication Management and Technology. His Co-Founder is Alissara Kulchaipanich, another NYU graduate with a degree in Integrated Marketing.

It can be a little daunting when you want to start a business as an international student. The sheer amount of legal documents for business is already a headache, but adding immigration law to that pile and you’ve got yourself a motivational black hole.

However, OPT can at least help you take it step by step. That’s right, you can be legally self-employed in the U.S. if you start a business with OPT. This will give you a little breathing room. Still, there are a few things you should think about before you begin:

1. Prepare a Business Plan Before your OPT Start

Don’t make the mistake of writing a business plan a week before your OPT start. You only have one year on OPT and few businesses take off within a year of starting. Take some time off your study to do market research and other preparations. Make the most of your OPT.

2. Explore Your Visa Options

It’s a bad feeling when you’ve just got your business up and running and then find out you have an expiring OPT at the corner. That’s why it is a good idea to decide early which visa you need to continue your business. There are entrepreneurial visas (E-1 and E-2); there are also specialized visas like EB-2 visa (National Interest Classification) and O1-A visa. Before making your decision, it’s always better to first consult an immigration lawyer. Note that first consultations with lawyers are usually free.

3. Apply for a Visa Early or Plan Your Exit

If you decide to stay and apply for an entrepreneurial visa, get a lawyer and do it early. The earlier the better. The process can be long, and there is no guarantee. If you do not plan to stay, then plan for your exit. Find out who you need to inform to close your company (IRS is only one of them).

Alternatively, you can manage your company from outside the U.S. by hiring a manager to take over when you leave. If this is what you want, I recommend setting a revenue goal (or active user goal), and only hire a manager if you reach this goal. You don’t want to hire a manager and then close the company from a different continent when you find out there is no market for your product. The paperwork will be a nightmare.

4. Starting a Business Can be an Extension of Your Education in the U.S.

Starting a business doesn’t have to be about being successful. It can teach you things you won’t learn in class. I started an e-commerce jewelry business without the expectation of succeeding. My primary goal is to learn how to build a business from the ground up. Of course, we are doing everything we can to deliver values to our customers. We have a business plan, a small but sufficient capital, and a niche market gap that isn’t crowded – which is to provide jewelry that are practical and convenient, specifically catered for working women.

But as you know, it’s possible that we are as blinded by our ideas as all the ex-business owners who were rudely awaken by the cold water of reality. Still, we are learning more than we ever thought we would. It is by far the most exciting experience I’ve had in New York – and probably the most enlightening experience, as well. If starting a business, either in the U.S. or elsewhere, is your goal, then take this valuable opportunity. You will not regret it.

To see NOAM NEW YORK, visit Chaiyaporn’s website.

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Dining Etiquette 101


Hammed Hussain is from Pakistan and currently a Junior studying Math and Economics. He’s interning at a hedge fund and has previously worked at a tech startup and a macroeconomic database firm. Hammad is also a Wasserman Career Ambassador. He enjoys playing FIFA, football and sometimes table tennis with his friends.

So you’ve cold emailed NYU’s alumni network and heard back from someone who wants to chat with you over lunch. Congratulations on making it this far! Unfortunately, the battle is only half won. Don’t be misled by the word lunch. This is a huge opportunity for you to build your relationship with the professional. Charles Schwab’s CEO is famous for taking the company’s interns to lunch and messing up their orders to see how they would react (Hint: stay calm). Remember the Warren Buffet auction lunch that was bid up to $2 million. Turns out the person who won the auction twice by bidding over $2 million was offered to work at Berkshire Hathaway. A dinner with a professional is a chance for you to demonstrate to him/her why you’re excited to work in the industry, what sort of skill set you bring to the table and finally but most importantly it’s a chance for you to connect with someone who shares the same interests as you.

If you’re not super confident about American dining etiquette, then this guide will be very helpful for you moving forward.


1. Know what is yours and what is not
This may seem obvious but once you’ve sat down, chances are you’ll be overwhelmed by the wide array of utensils that are in front of you and you might make the fatal mistake of picking up someone else’s utensil. The picture is a good guide of what to expect at the table. Remember the fork is typically on the left side of the plate and the knife on the right. All things being equal those are the only two utensils you should care about.

2. Know what you eat
This should be obvious but never order anything that is likely to create a mess or is too complicated. This includes avoiding food such as burgers, spaghetti, ribs or anything along those lines; a salad should do just fine. Also, allow the host to take the lead when it comes to ordering, this way you’ll have a clue of what everybody is getting. Another tip, eat a little bit of everything you receive at the table, for example don’t just eat the steak and the potatoes without touching your vegetables.

3. Know your diet
I have seen people make this mistake so I will be direct about this one, don’t go to lunch/dinner with an empty stomach. It sounds counterintuitive but the main purpose of the dinner is for you to meet the professional. With an empty stomach, you’re more likely to concentrate on the food as opposed to the person you’re talking to. From personal experience and research, it is difficult to think clearly and have a conversation with someone if you’re hungry. My two cents: have a snack an hour before the lunch.

4. Know the person you’re talking to

If the person you contacted was willing to have lunch with you, clearly they saw some potential in you. Throughout the meal it’s essential that you come across as a professional. By that I mean you do not ask questions whose answers are Googlable; Try to do as much as research as possible by yourself to come across as intelligent. Side note: please don’t interrupt the person while he or she is talking; it is straight up rude and shows that you don’t have good listening skills.

5. Know what to do before, during and after
First off, come to the event in business attire to demonstrate your seriousness. Keep in mind the industry you’re aiming for, if its finance then your suit should be spotless, if you’re meeting a person in tech you can get away by going business casual. Be nice to the server, keep your elbows off the table and under no circumstances should you feel the need to use your phone. Finally, follow up with the person with a thank you note to show your gratitude.

As you can judge by the length of the content, this is by no means an exhaustive list of tips that you should keep in mind. The most important thing is to practice: this includes doing things such as learning how to use a fork and knife or how to engage in a professional conversation with someone.

Luckily, NYU has a great event coming up called Dining for Success that actually allows you to have dinner with a recruiter who will help you avoid the terrible mishaps that can happen to you if you don’t do your research. Due to the event’s popularity, interested students should go to the Wasserman Center to add their names to the waitlist, but don’t fear. This event happens in the fall and the spring!

Careers in Public Service: An Interview with Aimee Lauer of USAID

The Wasserman Center will be interviewing professionals working in public service to better understand how their careers have progressed. For our second “Careers in Public Service” interview, we are exploring international development, so we met with Aimee Lauer.

Aimee Lauer works in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and is Division Chief for Program Support at United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In this capacity, she manages OFDA’s budget portfolio ($2.2B in FY15) and oversees annual spending, while also managing all staffing and recruitment requirements.

Wasserman Center (Wass): How did you get started in this field?

Aimee Lauer (Aimee): It certainly wasn’t a straight path. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service, I applied to jobs in various fields. I secured a job at Accenture as an IT and Financial Management Consultant. It was a great company and I gained extensive hands-on experience in consulting, though I discovered my passion lied elsewhere. I knew that I wanted to do International Development work and realized I needed to get a Master’s to get into the field. I decided to go back to graduate school and earned my Master of Science degree in International Development from Georgetown University. I started working at USAID 15 years ago as a Presidential Management Fellow, spending 9 years in disaster response before moving into development work. During this time, I’ve led the DC-based components of OFDA’s responses to the Haiti earthquake, the Haiti cholera outbreak, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Through this work I have had the opportunity to work in a number of countries around the world including Haiti, Egypt, South Africa, Eritrea, Kenya, Namibia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Thailand, and Nepal.

Wass: What skills/advanced degrees are required to enter the field?

Aimee: In addition to a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree is typically required to get into the field. Communication skills are important, such as the ability to quickly convey points to leadership in a compelling and concise way. Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence are also important.

Wass: What personality traits/characteristics do employers in this field value?

Aimee: Adaptability to consistent change is key! You need to possess the ability to work under intense deadlines with little or no guidance, and sometimes competing guidance. You should also be able to work well under pressure and be willing to learn as part of a team. Employers also value experience at NGO’s, and field time overseas involving disaster and domestic response work. It’s also important that you know yourself and what environments you work best in.

Wass: What are the typical entry-level positions?

Aimee: USAID offers every kind of entry level position to get into the field. In addition to disaster relief, international development also involves business processes and understanding and implementing policy. USAID has roles in Grant Administration, Finance and budgeting, HR, IT, Procurement, and Recruiting. You can learn more about working at USAID here.

Wass: What is an average day/week on the job like?

Aimee: There is no average day at USAID. Everyday is different and it always changes! Your whole day can turn around based on unexpected life events. For instance, when Hurricane Matthew hit we had to drop everything and spend all day drafting talking points.

Wass: What is the work culture like?

Aimee: Regardless of the department you’re in, we are all humanitarians dedicated to a common goal to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce social and economic impact of disasters. We recognize our roles involve dealing with very critical world issues and our jobs are very demanding! But our roles are also very rewarding and we are here to support one another and ensure that we’re managing well.

Wass: What are the opportunities for in-service training/professional development?

Aimee: There is strong emphasis on professional development and learning in our organization. Many of the staff have a training budget in place they can use on supporting their professional development. We also have individual learning plans in place and recently revised all performance management tools. We dedicate a lot of time to an “After Action Review” after every response where we poll the staff on what worked well and what didn’t and then we pass that onto senior leadership.

Wass: What are the opportunities for advancement within this field?

Aimee: There is a lot of opportunity for growth within the OFDA. Many of our employees grow within the company, myself included. Some decide they want to work for NGO’s, but many have returned and bring back skills to apply to and grow our organization.

Wass: What’s the best networking strategy for this field?

Aimee: ​Certainly attend the numerous events and panels the Wasserman Center offers to students in your field! Always take advantage of an informational interview! This is a key networking, career exploration, and job-hunting tool available to you.

Careers in Public Service: An Interview with NYU Peace Corps Recruiter Helen Alesbury

The Wasserman Center will be interviewing professionals working in public service to better understand how their careers have progressed. For our first “Careers in Public Service” interview, we met with the Peace Corps. Over 1,000 NYU alumni have gone on to serve in the Peace Corps.

We spoke with Helen Alesbury, a current graduate student at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts & Science, who also happens to be the NYU Peace Corps Recruiter. She served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador as a Health Volunteer. Below is an excerpt of our interview.


Wasserman Center (Wass): What has your career path looked like? How did you get started in this field?

Helen Alesbury (Helen): After graduating from George Washington University I applied and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer working for 2 years in rural El Salvador as a health volunteer. After that incredibly formative experience, I worked for Peace Corps Headquarters back in Washington, DC​ on their Safety & Security team. After working there for a little over a year, I headed to graduate school here at NYU to get my master’s degree in Anthropology, focusing on forensics and to eventually use my skills as a forensic anthropologist to help war torn countries like El Salvador. While working towards my master’s degree I am also a part time, on campus recruiter for the Peace Corps, based out of the Wasserman Career Center.

Wass: What skills/degrees are required to enter this field?

Helen: To become a Peace Corps Volunteer you must have a bachelor’s degree and relevant work or volunteer experience in the field you would like to serve in (Health, Education, Youth, Business, Environment, and agriculture). Beyond that, you need a passion for learning about and experiencing other cultures.

Wass: What personality traits/characteristics do employers in this field value?

Helen: Peace Corps is the ‘toughest job you’ll ever love’ so having patience and determination are vital! To be an effective volunteer you have to be dedicated to working with a community and using your skills as they are needed, not necessarily doing what you think needs to be done. It also helps to have a good sense of humor about yourself and your failures. It is all about learning how to celebrate the little victories in life.

Wass: What are the typical entry-level positions?

Helen: All Peace Corps positions are “entry level”, but possibly the least “entry-level” type job you could ever imagine. As a volunteer you will be called on to help manage projects, lead communities, liaise with organizations, and represent the United States abroad.

Wass: What is an average day/week on the job like?

Helen: As a volunteer there is no “typical” day. Peace Corps is exactly what you make of it. Some days you will be teaching in a classroom, the next you may be hiking up a mountain to see if there are natural springs you can tap for the community. You may even be working as a translator for a group of doctors or dentists another day. It is the least typical job you could ever imagine.​

Wass: What is the typical work environment/culture like?

Helen: Peace Corps Volunteers serve in over 65 countries worldwide. Communities where Peace Corps Volunteers serve range from being in rural villages of a few hundred people, to larger urban areas of several thousand. ​

Wass: What are the opportunities for in-service training/professional development?

Helen: One of the best aspects of Peace Corps is the experience you get in all types of situations. Not only is it “on the job training”, but Peace Corps organizes 3 months of intensive training upon arrival in your country of service to instruct you in the local language, customs, and ways to manage projects. Throughout the 27 month service you also have ISTs (In-Service Trainings), that will help you develop your skills and workshop different situations you have during your service.

Wass: What are the opportunities for advancement within this field?

Helen: Peace Corps is a great first step to any career. Because it gives you experience in so many different ways, you can use it to your advantage. Volunteers go on to work in the State Department, the Foreign Service, international NGOs, MFA, and the UN to name a few. Not to mention the US Congress has several Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Wass: What’s the best networking strategy for this field?

Helen: ​Start by talking to me! I am NYU’s campus recruiter and can be reached at Coming to an info session is a great way to start getting information and figuring out if Peace Corps is right for you. Additionally, never shy away from an informational interview – it is the best way to get information and ask the questions you really need the answers to. Also make sure you come to career fairs and information sessions! They are the best tools you have to find what fits for you and to get as much information as possible.​

Helen, NYU’s Peace Corps Recruiter, can be reached at; she holds drop-in hours at NYU Wasserman every Wednesday, 12pm-2pm, or by appointment. The Peace Corps will be attending the upcoming NGO Forum on Friday, November 18th, in Washington, DC. NYU Wasserman will be providing a bus to and from DC, but you need to secure your seat ASAP! Find the details and RSVP information here.

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How To Get An Internship + Be A Campus Leader


Jessica Yeh is a senior in the Hotel and Tourism Management program at School of Professional Studies, minoring in Marketing and Revenue Management and Japanese. She has been through five different internships since attending NYU, during semesters and summers. She is passionate about building an Asian American and Taiwanese American community. One of her proudest commitment, besides being a Wasserman Campus Ambassador (WCA), is being the assistant director of an upcoming Asian and Taiwanese American conference at NYU.

Infinite Opportunities Dilemma
Coming to college, do you ever feel like you want to do everything? For instance, when you are browsing through a club festival and going to a career fair, you may feel that there are so many things you would like to explore. There are so many opportunities to choose from.

My advice is… Just DO IT.

College is the best time for you to explore and to challenge yourself. However, you need to be smart about how you go about choosing your commitments.

Finding the Right Ratio
A general formula I would suggest would be:
1 Internship + 1 Leadership Activity + Academics
The general idea is that besides school, it would better to have two more emphases per semester. Of course, this is coming from my personal experiences and you are more than welcome to try a different mix. Just keep in mind that finding the right ratio is very crucial to your success. For example, my mix for this semester, without an internship, is the following:
WCA + Taiwanese American Conference + Academics

5 Tips for Getting An Internship
1. Secure a career coaching appointment at Wasserman. Let a professional help you find the right internship title to go for and prepare the most appropriate cover letter/resume. Remember that we have this resource open for you during the weekdays for the entire semester.

2. Attend a career fair/info session. You want to find out more about the position that you are interested with the company that offers it. A lot of the times, researching online is not enough. Even though you might not necessarily land on an interview or a job right away, you can have a feel of the corporate culture from the company representation (you will find out in your career later that corporate culture can make a huge difference when you are choosing the right job).

3. Use personal connections. If you have any personal connection in your respective field, don’t be afraid to utilize it. Some students I have come across said that they feel uncomfortable having to use personal connections because it shows incompetence. Now, remember, we are just starting out in our careers. It is okay to ask for help. Often times, professionals like to help because they were in your shoes before.

4. Talk to you professors. Your professors are teaching at NYU because of their accomplishments in their fields. They are very well connected and they can surely direct you to someone helpful at least. For example, I got my internship as a sales & marketing intern through my sales & marketing class professor. Oh, don’t forget to keep in touch with some of your professors (wink).

5. Conduct coffee chats. If you know any professionals by chance you can always ask for a coffee chat. If you don’t then you can try connecting with professionals via LinkedIn. 1 out of 10 invitations may be accepted from my personal experience. Coffee chat should never be about asking for a job. It is about asking questions about the professional’s everyday work life and corporate culture. If you manage to leave an impression, you may then be favoured over other candidates. (Business world is about human connections, so it doesn’t hurt to build the network earlier on.)

3 Tips for Becoming a Campus Leader
1. Find a cause that you are passionate in. I believe it is the same as finding a job. If you were not passionate about it, you would find difficulty in working for that cause. An example would be my working as a Wasserman Career Ambassador (WCA). I am passionate about helping students figuring out their school and professional lives thus WCA is not just a commitment. In fact, it is part of my interest. Therefore, I never feel constrained or obligated. It is just part of who I am and who I want to be.

2. Don’t be afraid to take on responsibilities. Students who take on responsibilities are more likely to grow because they are probably twice as much confident than those who don’t. That does not mean that they don’t make mistakes. In fact, taking on responsibilities is about making mistakes and knowing that you will not make them again in your professional lives later on.

3. Know that you are a student. So have fun! When you are working with students of your age, you might encounter disagreements and problems. However, try to resolve any kind of problem with emotional intelligence because your fellow students are part of your future professional network. Also, know that you are a student so don’t be too hard on yourself. Know when to enjoy yourself and when to take things easy.

The upcoming College to Career Boot Camp will help you hone in on those professional skills that you need to find your dream internship or full-time job. This one-day conference is for students from all majors seeking information on the transition to the “real world” of full-time work. This event provides undergraduate and graduate students with insight and practical knowledge about dealing with real world issues while venturing into the workforce for the first time.

Profile of a Wasserman Center Internship Grant Recipient


Nikita Trimbake is a first year Biotechnology grad student (NYU Tandon ’17). She is currently volunteering as a research assistant at the prestigious Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging brain, Columbia University. She completed her undergrad degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from University of Pune. As an awardee of the WCIG, this aspiring young researcher shares her opinions on why it is essential to secure grants and the challenges she faced while pursuing her research.

Best part of winning WCIG: The Grant itself. Research can be unpredictable, in terms of outcome and duration. It is also a wise decision to secure as much financial support as possible. With finances taken care of, it became easier to focus completely on my work.

Challenges and rewards: The course of research is essential to be predetermined but also needs to be amenable till some extent. For the same, analyzing the methodology and trouble-shooting are crucial and were my biggest challenges. I was expected to perform animal survival surgery, which demanded skills, precision and a lot of patience. Alongside I completed few on-site trainings and online classes. Dedicated practice and study helped me fulfill the work demands with ease. Overall, it was a very enriching experience for me. Understanding the research, scientific thinking and asking questions in broader scope of the study are the highlights of my time at Columbia University.

Advice: Go for it! I think the process is pretty easy to comprehend. Selection being highly competitive, I would recommend to start working on the essay answers before-hand. Always keep your rationale behind choosing the particular internship very clear. That will get you the brownie points!

Survival tips 101: Ways to optimize finances is mostly an individual’s choice. Firstly, cooking at home is essential. Try to utilize as many free resources as possible which are provided by the university. Summer is a great time to explore the city. If wise enough, it can be done without spending a single penny. Purchasing a metrocard is indespensible, so make sure you plan ahead for the amount. And most importantly, don’t hesitate to flash your student ID with a big grin on your face and ask for discounts.

The Wasserman Center Internship Grant was established to provide financial assistance ($1000) to students pursuing non-paying internships within not-for-profits, the arts, education, public service and other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. For more information, the application and eligibility criteria can be found on NYU CareerNet under Job ID #1040560. The application deadline is October 6th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Please keep in mind this is a competitive process.