Profile of a Wasserman Center Internship Grant Recipient

Micaela
Micaela Vorchheimer (SPS ’17) is a first year graduate student at the School of Professional Studies, pursuing a degree in Global Affairs focusing on human rights and gender studies. Micaela has worked as Vice Chair of the Legal Department of the NGO TECHO and as paralegal of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal law firm. Prior to graduate school, she obtained a Law degree at University of Buenos Aires with concentration in private law. This past fall, Micaela interned at the Americas Division at Human Rights Watch.

1) What was it like being an Americas Intern at Human Rights Watch (HRW)?

As an Americas Intern I was responsible for a broad range of duties including conducting research, writing memos, doing media coverage, transcriptions, translations, responding to inquiries, and monitoring current events in Latin America. I worked with the direct guidance and supervision of the Americas researchers. The whole experience was unparalleled. HRW’s NY office is located in the fabulous Empire State Building. Working surrounded with those stunning views was unbelievable. Moreover, in February, all Americas researchers gathered for the Annual Summit in New York, and I got the opportunity to meet them.

2) What was the most challenging or rewarding part of the internship?

The thing I enjoy most about my internship at HRW is that I am able to talk with researchers of other teams and learn about their work every day. Through this interaction, I am exposed to different topics and learn how research is done around the world. Moreover, all researchers, associates and interns focus on empowering each other to get the job done. The most challenging part of my internship was helping with the transcription of long interviews of people whose rights were undermined. That task was time-consuming and emotionally exhausting, but when the report was released, I felt the greatest reward.

3) Why should other students apply for the Wasserman Center Internship Grant?

From a financial point of view, a career in human rights is very challenging and many students do internships and volunteer without decent wage. The Wasserman Center Internship Grant can make a difference in your budget and help pursuing your goals. For example, the WCIG will help you alleviate the daily financial stress, fund expenses, bills, and rent payments. Additionally, from a career development perspective, I strongly suggest that students make the right move and follow their true passion. In doing so, they will succeed, go beyond what is required, and even enjoy it. Also, we should not forget that not everyone gets the chance to chose their career path. Therefore, if a student has a true calling, she or he should go for it. “You Only Live Once,” right?

4) Non-paying Internship Survival 101 tip:

Important life lesson: bring your own snack & food to work! It simply doesn’t make economic sense to go out for lunch. In addition, try to unify the hours of the internship in a few days so as to save time and money. Finally, do not forget to make friends! They will make your day more fun and the entire experience unforgettable from every point of view.

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 #1028609. The application deadline is June 21, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Please keep in mind this is a competitive process.

Please review these FAQs and contact wassermaninternshipgrant@nyu.edu with any questions.

An Alumnus’ Perspective on the Talent Demand for International and National Security

Joseph deTani

Ambassador Joseph R DeTrani is president of the Daniel Morgan Academy, a nonprofit, independent graduate school in Washington, DC enhancing and advancing the education of those interested in a career in the national security field. Previously, he served as special envoy for the Six Party Talks with North Korea and was the Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence. He is a graduate of New York University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and attended the NYU School of Law and Graduate School of Business Administration.

The United States finds itself in the most challenging strategic situation it has faced since the Cold War. In order for us to address the latest global challenges, we need more people who are well educated in supporting the US national interest. Given the nature of the issues we face, there are several broad areas that are now particularly relevant to the national interest, and in which there is the most pressing need to educate and develop a national cadre of experts.

The first area is national security, broadly defined. Specifically, this means contending with threats to the US as well as opportunities to advance strategic political and economic interests, including promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. National security also entails applying the means necessary to take advantage of opportunities and meliorate challenges. Every aspect of national security requires educated experts to develop innovative ideas and strategies, encompassing both the national defense and foreign relations of the US, and utilizing military, diplomatic and covert intelligence assets to protect the country and its citizens from attack or other danger. Experts in numerous departments and agencies of government require an array of regional and functional specializations to assess and contend with, for example, the Russian conflict with the Baltic States, North Korean nuclear and missile development, and the flood of Syrian refugees to Europe, to name but a few.

Intelligence also requires well educated specialists, who collect, assess, and disseminate information and analysis to assist US government policymakers in making decisions in support of US national security. They may analyze countries’ intentions within specific geographic regions; reveal the secret instructions of nuclear negotiators; or utilize sophisticated signals for intelligence, human intelligence, and other means to locate extremely dangerous terrorists.

Additionally, there is a requirement within several agencies of government for highly educated experts in a field less well known outside government circles, described as “information operations.” Information operations apply digital and human influence methods to affect the perceptions, decision-making, and behavior of leaders, groups, or entire populations, in support of US national security objectives.

At the Daniel Morgan Academy, a new graduate school focusing on national security studies, we take a unique approach to preparing our students for successful careers in these three specialized areas. We rely heavily on practitioner scholars to instruct our students in the areas of national security studies, intelligence studies, and information operations studies — the only educational program in information operations outside the US Government. Our students are prepared in foreign and security policy, as well as regional studies, from the perspective of scholars who have not only written about it, but lived it. Our students are trained to analyze and communicate well, both in written and oral form, by professionals who have learned through professional practice what succeeds and what doesn’t in government, and who can convey some of the tradecraft in which they have been steeped. While the US Government, corporate, and NGO demand to recruit national security professionals remains strong, at the Daniel Morgan Academy we hope to provide our students the kind of unique competitive edge that will help propel them to successful careers.

If you are interested in getting more information about graduate study opportunities at the Daniel Morgan Academy, visit https://danielmorgan.academy/.

If you are interested broadly in international careers, attend the upcoming “Careers in Distressed Areas” panel on April 29th, 2:00PM.

In Case You Missed It: Analytics Career Conference

Analytics Headshot

In case you missed the NYU Analytics Career Conference, Ilya Zeldin, CEO of 2gno.me has got you covered!

Ilya Zeldin is the founder and CEO of 2gno.me (“to know me”), where his passion for humanity and technology converge to enable meaningful awareness and personalized professional development. With a global network of experts in Social Psychology, training and organizational behavior, the 2gno.me platform he created supports Human Capital leaders during critical HR functions of recruiting, retention and succession planning. Ilya holds an MBA from Georgetown University and previously managed the global service provider program for Dell Software. He lives with his family in New York City.

I was asked to share my experience from last week’s NYU Analytics Conference at the Wasserman Center for Career Development at the School of Professional Studies. My point of view is one of someone who is passionate about people, technology and data (big and small). And together with my colleague, Peter Janow, Director of Business Development & Global Sales at 2gno.me, we are also prospective employers, looking for skilled talent to expand our team.

Before I move on, let me express tremendous gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the Talent Trends: Future of HR Analytics panel with super smart peers and a group of students with unmistakable glare of curiosity and vision. The panel was skillfully moderated by NYUSPS Adjunct Professor Vincent Suppa. It was cool to be both a participant and an observer.

Two themes emerged from the panel. First, professional success in most careers of tomorrow will require you to have a “comfortable” baseline of programming languages and interfaces. One of the most important classes that I took in high school was typing because I learned how to express my thoughts without slowing down to look at the keyboard. Yesterday’s ability to type is today’s knowledge of HMTL, Python, Ruby and similar languages. You don’t need to be an expert or even a coder. But the world is using technology to formulate questions, design solutions and measure their effectiveness. And in this world, I think it’s vital to understand the “alphabet,” logic and possibilities of “speaking” this language.

The second theme, equally important, is that knowledge, even expertise, in these skills and functions is not enough. The evolving view is that functional skills can be taught to the right person who “fits” in. Soft skills are often THE glue that binds or destroys companies. Where functional skills stay with you from job to job, each company (and each new team) has a unique dynamic. In the “people economy,” big data is like a tsunami because, by the time you graduate, it will fundamentally improve critical HR processes because big data moves decision-making from the realm of subjective to objective. People that are aware of these dynamics will fair better than people who are oblivious to soft skills.

As a prospective employer, Pete and I came in with high expectations (it’s NYU!). We were met with smart and engaging questions during the panel and after during networking. I met with 9 people and ate 3 cookies. Within 72 hours, I received 3 thoughtful notes with CVs that show relevant and deep expertise, and 5 new LinkedIn connections – a great metric, in my humble opinion. We are looking at extending an internship this summer as a direct result of our attendance.

Analytics Conference

Estoy Muy Orgullosa De Ti

HelenHelen Alesbury served in the Peace Corps as a rural health volunteer from 2011 to 2013 in El Salvador where she helped facilitate several projects with the health clinic, Engineers Without Borders-NYC, and promoted girl’s education. Today, she is the NYU campus Peace Corps Recruiter, based in the Wasserman Center and a full time graduate student in the College of Arts and Science getting her MA in Anthropology and Human Skeletal Biology.

Sulma gave the best hugs. Her arms would fit perfectly around me and she would tuck her head in under my chin as she would give a firm, comforting squeeze. Even from the moment we met and I started living with her, her mom, Maribel and older sister, Yessica she hugged me like she already knew me. Like we were best friends. Honestly, I have never gotten a hug quite like hers since I left El Salvador.

Growing up as the youngest of three girls I was no stranger to strong women, but living with Maribel, Sulma, and Yessica showed me an entirely different type of strength. Maribel had her two daughters one year apart when she herself was only a teenager, a common and expected situation in rural Latin America. In such an isolated village, Maribel was unable to get much of any education and never learned how to read or write. When I first arrived to the village of Los Cimientos, El Salvador in 2011 as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I had never met an adult who could not read. As I fumbled my way through communicating in Spanish I often had to look up words in my much-more-than-pocket-sized Spanish/English dictionary. I remember the day I asked Maribel to pronounce a particularly tricky word and she flatly explained that no, she couldn’t help me with the word as she could not read.

Over the next couple years living with Maribel and the girls, I grew to admire her strength and unwavering determination to give her two daughters opportunities she never had. She wanted her daughters to finish middle school and go to high school, even though that meant leaving home. She fought with Sulma over having a boyfriend, for fear that it would lead her down a path similar to her own. She saved everything she could to help them go to school –without the help of her long gone husband.

It was with this in mind that I started a small but effective scholarship project for the young girls in my community. While there is a school in the community, it only goes up to 8th grade, and high school is only available down the mountain, in the nearest village—a distance that requires students to live away from home and only come home on the weekends. While the school itself is government funded, the necessary lodging, transportation, and food costs are not—leaving many kids to “finish” their education at the tender ages of 14 or 15. In many cases, because Los Cimientos is mainly sustained by its high elevation and therefore ample growth of coffee trees, many parents allow their kids to just learn how to read and then pull them out to work by picking coffee (around the third grade). The scholarship was for $300 a year, and would cover most of the transportation costs. In the end, seven girls participated in the program and have since graduated from high school.

Sulma was of course one of the eager participants in the scholarship program along with her sister. After I returning back to the United States I have kept in contact with Sulma through the miracle and ease of Facebook (which is now in small Salvadoran mountain villages) and learned of her high school graduation. A few weeks later we were chatting—she had been posting a lot of photos and statuses about how sad she was and how much she missed her family. My brain immediately assumed she was preparing to come to the United States and join her father here in New York City. I was pained by this decision and immediately prepared to try and talk her out of leaving her mother and sister only to find out that Sulma was not planning to come to the US. Sulma was in college. IN COLLEGE. Spurned on by her recent graduation from high school and support from her mother, Sulma is now getting her degree in teaching English in the eastern capital of San Miguel, a fact that just goes to show that with support and opportunity, literally anything is possible. She will not only be the first in her family to get a college degree but the first in her ENTIRE COMMUNITY. I wish I could give her one of her perfect hugs and somehow communicate just how proud of her I am because somehow, a Facebook message of “estoy muy muy muy orgullosa de ti” just doesn’t feel the same. I am proud that even though she misses her family and her home, she is fighting for a better opportunity and better education. Proud that I got to be a small part of her life for a few years and proud to see her become the young woman she is today.

Want to learn more about women’s empowerment and the importance of education in developing nations? Come to a special panel event organized by Peace Corps, hosted at the NYU Wasserman Career Center on Tuesday, April 5th, at 6:30pm and hear from several professionals about what they are doing to help fight for women’s equality all over the world. Free pizza and great conversation! The event is open to the public. See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/440604696136042/

Mastering Your Job Fair Strategy

Planted

Julia Lee works in Community Growth at Planted, a talent platform that connects students and recent grads to non-technical positions at high-growth startups. Her main focus is user acquisition through a wide variety of channels, including paid social media marketing, content, partnerships, and events. Julia graduated from Yale in May 2015 with a degree in Political Science and worked in sales for a financial newswire startup before joining Planted.

Tips to make the most out of a job fair:

Before the event, do your research on the companies attending.
Decide which you want to visit and figure out what each one does. While the reps at the fair will be happy to tell you what the company does, wouldn’t you rather spend the couple minutes you have at each booth talking about more than that? Plus, almost everyone else will be opening with the question “What do you guys do?” Opening with a more interesting question that shows that you’ve researched the company will help you stand out.

During the event, don’t walk around in packs with your friends.
A career fair is an opportunity to make connections, network, and get to know employees on an individual level. If you’re walking around with three other people, you’ll be listening a lot more than you’ll be talking. That means you’ll be a lot less memorable. Some employers might even assume that you’re too shy to go up to a booth by yourself, and question whether you have the maturity and confidence to work for them.

Don’t just walk up to a company rep and rattle off everything your resume. They’ll get your resume anyway, and will absorb way more from reading it than from listening to you recite it. Talk to employers with the intention of telling a story that they can associate with your resume later. Loosen up and have a conversation! It’s a career fair, but employers are people too. You’ll make a much better impression if it doesn’t seem like all you care about is whether they’ll hire you.

After the event, follow up with the people you met, especially if you hit it off. Even if they weren’t hiring for a position you’re qualified for. Even if you weren’t interested in working for their company. You never know who could be helpful to you down the line.

A good follow-up email should thank them, refer to some memorable part of your conversation (all the easier if you follow the tips above for a non-generic conversation!), and ask to get coffee or jump on a quick call to talk further about questions you have. If you think that seems too forward, it’s not. People love helping others and talking about themselves. The worst thing that could happen is your email going ignored. The upside? You never know!

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or MBA candidate interested in paid part-time jobs, full-time jobs or internships in the exciting world of Start Ups? Meet employers and explore opportunities at the NYU Spring 2016 Start Up Job Expo today, 4:00PM-6:30PM at The Wasserman Center. RSVP on CareerNet to learn more!

Advice on Interviewing: What to Do (and Not to Do)

Netaround

Yiqiu Gao, is the Founder and CEO of the tech startup, Netaround, Inc. Netaround developed a social network mobile application that helps users to find and meet new people everywhere they go–circle up everyone in the same location based on a specific event or common interest. Yiqiu brought her mobile application business from a simple idea to a fully functioning application by working closely with her team to wireframe app functions and features, design UI/UX, and to code the app in both frontend and backend development. She has gained valuable experience on creating mobile applications that not only help solve problems but also bring up great UI/UX designs that boost the user experience.

Before the Interview

Do:
· Research the company and position you are applying for

· Prepare questions to ask the interviewer at the end of the interview

· Know the exact time and location of the interview

· Arrive 10 minutes before the start time

· Bring extra copies of your resumes and cover letters

Don’t:
· Be late to the interview

· Show up unprepared without doing any research

During the Interview

Do:
· Be aware of company culture and dress appropriately

· Talk about your experience/background in detail and how it makes you a better candidate

· Maintain good eye contact

· Be honest and professional

· Treat everyone you meet at the company with respect

Don’t:
· Lie about your experiences and background

· Fidget and slouch in your seat

· Say anything negative about former employers or colleagues

After the Interview

Do:
· Send a thank-you letter or email to your interviewer within 24-48 hours of the interview

· Make notes about the interview so you don’t forget critical details

Don’t:
· Make it seem like you are desperately in need of a job or do not care if you get the job in the thank-you letter

Come meet the Netaround team at the NYU Startup Expo and learn about some of the internship opportunities that we will be offering for the summer and fall.

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or MBA candidate interested in paid part-time jobs, full-time jobs or internships in the exciting world of Start Ups? Meet employers and explore opportunities at the NYU Spring 2016 Start Up Job Expo on March 31st, 4:00PM-6:30PM at The Wasserman Center. RSVP on CareerNet to learn more!

Preparing to Network with Recruiters

Jozii

After working for a now defunct bitcoin company, Brandon and his friend, now co-founder, AJ Smith realized there was no easy way to search and apply for jobs. Every method lacked transparency, and that is the premise upon which Jozii was born on. Jozii is aimed at being a personal e-recruitment tool for both students and employers alike, and has been able to amass over 75,000 students users and 700 plus employers since inception. As Jozii continues to grow, the company is constantly developing new products to help students with both education and their future career paths.

Here are some tips from Jozii’s CEO about how to prepare to network with recruiters.

1. Bring your well-crafted resume or business card. Don’t forget to double-check spellings or any typos. One minor typo may crash your credibility.

2. Craft your introduction within 3 minutes and bridge your expertise with what the company is looking for. Don’t boast your marketing experiences in front of a recruiter who is looking for an engineer.

3. Be humble and listen. Listen to your peers who are talking with the recruiter, and pay attention to what information they are exchanging.

4. Bring your fresh mind to the conversation with the recruiter. Don’t let the recruiter repeat themselves while seeing you were there to listen, unless you need clarification.

5. Dress professionally and bring a smile.

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or MBA candidate interested in paid part-time jobs, full-time jobs or internships in the exciting world of Start Ups? Meet employers and explore opportunities at the NYU Spring 2016 Start Up Job Expo on March 31st, 4:00PM-6:30PM at The Wasserman Center. RSVP on CareerNet to learn more!

College Students: Potential Employers are Looking You Up Online

BrandYourself

Patrick Ambron is the CEO and co-founder of BrandYourself.com, the first DIY platform that makes it simple for anyone to take control of their own search results. Patrick is recognized as a leading expert in online reputation management and Search Engine Optimization. In 2011, his company was named New York’s # 1 Emerging Technology Business, making his team the youngest company ever to win the $200K prize. He was recognized by the White House as one of the Empact 100 Top CEO’s under 30, named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the SBA, and most recently, named to Inc Magazine’s top 35 under 35. Patrick has led BrandYourself to secure over $5 million in venture capital and grow to over 60 full time employees. They were recently named the the overall StartUp winner at SXSW. His ideas on online reputation and business have been featured on Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, HuffingtonPost, FastCompany, Mashable, TechCrunch,New York Post, WSJ, the NYTimes, PandoDaily, US News & World, and many others. Patrick is recognized as a thought leader in the new media landscape and co-developed the new media curriculum at the #1 School of Information studies in the U.S. at Syracuse University.

Whether you’re applying to a summer internship or a full-time position, what shows up online when hiring managers Google your name (and they will!) can make or break your chances of landing the job. Building out a positive online presence now will help you get a leg up in your field and suppress anything unwanted about you on the web. To do so:

1. Build a personal website. Platforms like WordPress & Squarespace make it simple to create a personal website. Include a strong “About Me” page that highlights both your academic & professional accomplishments, interests, and any other relevant info.

2. Create 10-12 professional social media profiles. Do a little research on the top profiles in your desired industry and get active on those.

3. Optimize your sites so they will rank well in search results. To ensure your website and profiles show up when someone Googles you, fill out each site with as much unique info as possible and include your name in a number of key places (like the domain name/URL, username, bio, etc.).

4. Create content relevant to your field. Showcasing your knowledge in your desired field can go a long way towards putting you ahead of other candidates. Try blogging and creating rich media (SlideShares, videos, images) about industry-related topics.

BrandYourself.com can help! BrandYourself offers a free Do-It-Yourself tool as well as custom services to help build, monitor, and protect your online reputation. View open positions now.

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or MBA candidate interested in paid part-time jobs, full-time jobs or internships in the exciting world of Start Ups? Meet employers and explore opportunities at the NYU Spring 2016 Start Up Job Expo on March 31st, 4:00PM-6:30PM at The Wasserman Center. RSVP on CareerNet to learn more!

Startups Aren’t As Glamorous As They Seem To Be (but sometimes they are worth it)

Byte Academy

Emily Hunt does business development at Byte Academy, a coding bootcamp with career-oriented programs. It is a startup itself and a hub for others.

Growing up I chewed gum like a cow. “You could never work in corporate America,” my mom, a mergers and acquisitions attorney for General Electric and then Bank of America, would say over my chomping. Did I want to? My mom’s dinner conversations filled with esoteric corporate jargon bored me. Her overall presence just seemed stern, bland and “uncool” with her short hair, long hours at the office and few laughs. Growing up I did not know of an alternative to corporate America and its correlation to success. Yet, I could not put my finger on the fact that gum chewing and other behaviors were a symbol of my resistance.

Fast forward and the worst two years in the work world for me was in a corporate-like structure. I had to be in at a certain time every day, felt like the devil if I left early (even if I did not have work to do) and constantly worried about following the rules. Excited for new projects, I worked tirelessly on them but only for creativity to be squandered and the constant echo of “don’t reinvent the wheel” from superiors.

While a startup environment fosters innovation, it also means a lack of structure and sometimes paralysis by analysis. While the freedom to be creative may seem like a privilege it also means constant anxiety, doubt, uncertainty, and the pressure to execute. There is no path or rules to follow. You blaze our own trail and are fully responsible for it.

Ninety percent of startups fail. Uber is a needle in the haystack, as are those billion dollar unicorns. However, if you are the type of person with resilience, passion and maybe not the best with authority, perhaps you can survive. The lack of money to be made starting out may be remedied ironically by the amount of work to do. A vision keeps you going and ties you down to work without time or money to be spent on outside activities and friends.

Though swallowed by work, it’s ultimately fulfilling with the thin chance to be the next Mark Zuckerberg of the world. Instead of the 9 – 5 pm job where part of it is spent twiddling your thumbs, daydreaming or browsing tinder just to make after work plans, it’s now 10-8 pm and you want to work on the weekend. Nothing is worse than being caged in an office when you don’t have to be. We even make ours like home with game nights and snacks.

Perhaps because of the publicized unicorns which are the exception rather than the norm, it’s amazing how many millennials and Gen Z’s that I encounter are determined to work for a startup. I manage business development at a coding bootcamp which is also a startup. My role lets me get to know the students attending our classes in addition to strategic partners around the globe. From day one, I was amazed how many students would rather work for a startup than an established company or corporation. Recent news highlights that millennials’ dream job is Google rather than Goldman Sachs. When I graduated from an Ivy League school less than ten years ago, this was not the case.

So, still completely sure you are ready for startup land? Here is what I wish someone told me years ago…

Free labor. Much more effective than an interview is free labor. The first time I was introduced to this was applying to startups in Silicon Valley such as AirBnB and Hotel Tonight. My nickname became the “Project Queen.” My mom would say “What is this? At Bank of America I’ve hired hundreds of candidates, we don’t make them do free labor.” On the bright side you’ll notice how creative and eager to take risks you may be when no money is at stake. Every single intern that I’ve engaged at Byte Academy has raved about the experience telling me that they have never learned more from a prior role.

Community connections. Small startups tend to be part of a supportive strong community filled with driven founders. Check out some founders’ talks, networking and more startup events. This will increase chances that you will come in contact with company decision makers rather than someone reporting to him or her. At our coding bootcamp, we have a “Startup Talk” series in which we bring in guest speakers to discuss their company and their career pathway. This also helps cultivate organic, mentor-like relationships with students. We recently added a Mininternship (mini internship) program, in which bootcampers can do work for real employers while attending our academy. The hiring process can be faster for startups than larger companies so at the end of the day spending more personal time invested in attending events and/or working for free may actually save time.

Learn coding to understand technology. When I was graduating college this was not the case but now, in order to advance career wise, you must understand code. All industries are affected by technology. In the past few years FinTech (financial technology), MedTech (medical technology), AdTech (advertising technology), LawTech and more have proliferated. I often tell people considering bootcamps that you don’t learn code in order to be a programmer necessarily, you learn it to communicate with engineers.

Although you may be younger and hipper than others you must value their wisdom. In business development, I work with people who have been in the workforce for 20 years or more, particularly at larger partner companies. This is great because I can learn from them including their good habits and they appreciate my new, out-of-the-box ideas. Even though I can wear cutoff shorts and flipflops at work, I refrain from denim and combat boots at industry events, meetings and other work affairs.

If you are still convinced that you want to work for a startup, Byte Academy has marketing, event planning and content production (blogs, video, etc) internship openings. Although these positions may sound “fun” they are a lot of hard work and nitty gritty. You’ll get out what you put in though. Benefits include interaction with company CEOs, tickets to top events and long lasting connections that will help you with any career. Not quite ready for work but want to increase earning potential? Attend our coding bootcamp. We offer courses in general Python fullstack programming, FinTech, MedTech, Data Science courses and more. I guarantee you’ll bond with students, team and partner companies while working hard, learning and having fun. Join our meetup group to get a taste of what I mean. We offer numerous financial aid options because we are convinced that you will produce earnings quickly to pay back loans.

For more information on Byte Academy’s program please email info@byteacademy.co. For interest in marketing, content production and event planning internships please email emily.h@byteacademy.co with resume attached.

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or MBA candidate interested in paid part-time jobs, full-time jobs or internships in the exciting world of Start Ups? Meet employers and explore opportunities at the NYU Spring 2016 Start Up Job Expo on March 31st, 4:00PM-6:30PM at The Wasserman Center. RSVP on CareerNet to learn more!

How to Find Success in Your Internship

Dataminr
Maureen graduated from Bucknell University in 2011 with a degree in Economics. Directly after college, she began as a Campus Recruiting Coordinator at Barclays Investment Bank and soon after was the technology campus recruiter responsible for all software engineering hiring in the U.S. After three and a half years at Barclays, Maureen joined Blackrock and was there for a year and half as the campus recruiter aligned to all the BlackRock Solutions businesses. Currently, Maureen is a Campus Recruiting Specialist at Dataminr, a tech firm located in New York City.

An internship is really a two way interview. While the company might be assessing you to see if you’re a fit for a full time job, you should also be assessing the company to figure out if this is the industry and role you see yourself in after graduation. The wonderful thing about internships is that they allow you to get a lot of industry exposure in a short amount of time. Here are a few tips to make sure you use that time wisely!

1. Meet everyone!
Since you’re only joining a company for a short amount of time it’s important to meet as many people as you can. You will have exposure to your manager and team, but also be sure to use this time to meet other managers and individuals from other teams to learn more about what they do. Always follow up, if someone tells you to put some time on their calendar to grab coffee – make sure you do it!

2. Ask questions!
I know this one seems like a no brainer, and you hear it all the time, but asking questions is so important as an intern. When you are given an assignment ask clarifying questions so you understand the task, your responsibilities, when the project is due and who you should be working with. Additionally, during your internship you may have exposure to some senior leaders, do you research, read their bios and come prepared with questions for them.

3. Get feedback!
During the school year you’re used to getting graded on every assignment so you usually have a good idea of where you stand before grades come out. Internships are different, you won’t get graded on every email or project you complete. This is why it’s critical to ask for feedback along the way. Once a project is completed and a few times along the way it’s always a good idea to check in with your manager and teammates to see how you’re doing, what else you could do to improve the project and if they have any suggestions.

4. Be a team player!
Whether you’re interning at a large company that has hundreds of interns or you’re one of two interns at a small start up make sure you use your time there to pitch in and contribute. If you’ve finished a project talk to your manager or teammates to see who could use some help on an assignment. This is the best way to get the most exposure and be able to add value in a short time.

Enjoy your internship, meet as many people as you can and utilize your time to help decide what type of job you want after graduation!

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or MBA candidate interested in paid part-time jobs, full-time jobs or internships in the exciting world of Start Ups? Meet employers and explore opportunities at the NYU Spring 2016 Start Up Job Expo on March 31st, 4:00PM-6:30PM at The Wasserman Center. RSVP on CareerNet to learn more!