Meet the Peers!

Peers in Careers (Peers) are NYU Wasserman’s undergraduate peer educators on campus who help support and promote the mission of The Wasserman Center for Career Development. The Peers specifically target underclass students by bringing programs and resources to them in the residence halls and other on-campus locations with the purpose of providing basic career advising and information about NYU Wasserman’s resources.

Meet 6 of our peers today…

Nia Kiara England

Sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences, Journalism and Psychology double major

If you could spend two weeks at any of the NYU study away sites, which would you pick and why?

If I could spend 2 weeks at any study abroad site it would be Sydney, Australia because I am fascinated by the culture and natural scenery.

Describe your strangest/funniest work experience (where you worked, your role, how you found it, what you learned, a funny story, etc.)? 

My strangest work experience was probably being a bill collector for an alarm company at the age of 14; people would always assume it was a prank phone call and hang up.

If you could have any job in the world, what and where would it be? 

If I could have any job in the world it would be a legal commentator for a major television network like CNN, ABC, or Fox. It is my dream to be paid to investigate and discuss legal hot topics.

 

                                                      Belinda Eg

Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, 2014

Where have you lived other than NYC? Would you live there again and why/why not?

I have lived in Singapore, Taiwan, and California. I would definitely live in Singapore again because it’s always sunny, shorts and a tee all year round!

If you could spend two weeks at any of the NYU study away sites, which would you pick and why?

I would go to London because I have only been there when I was young and I don’t even remember it. I would’ve liked to go during the Olympics.

What’s your best tip for making a great first impression at a new job/internship?

Make sure you give it your all and if you finish your work/don’t have any work, ask your supervisor or co-workers what they need help on; it shows that you want to contribute as much as you can during your duration.

 

Hillary Lee

Undecided (Pre-Health), CAS, Class of 2015

Describe your strangest/funniest work experience (where you worked, your role, how you found it, what you learned, a funny story, etc.)

The 5am shift on Black Friday at Target – it’s a mad house.

Who is your celebrity hero and why?
Emma Stone!  Mainly because she’s a celebrity but she doesn’t act like she’s better than the public.
What’s the best advice about NYU you ever received, and who was it from?
Sometimes it’s OK to just take a deep breath and calm yourself.  If you’re running late to class, stop checking your watch every block because no matter how many times you look, it won’t make you get there any faster.  My RA told me this as I was stressing about my classes 🙂
What is the best class you have taken at NYU and why?
Intro to Computer Programming.  Although I’m premed, I still have the freedom to choose whatever major I want.  Because of this freedom, I have been very indecisive and haven’t been able to find anything that I can say truly interests me – until I took this class.  It really opened up my options and now I’m thinking about majoring in Computer Science.
What’s the hardest/weirdest/funniest question you’ve ever been asked on an interview?
If you could be any animal what would you be and why.
What’s your best tip for making a great first impression at a new job/internship?
Dress to impress!  First impressions do matter and appearances play a key role in this.  Don’t be too casual or wear too much jewelry.
Where have you lived other than NYC? Would you live there again and why/why not?
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and I love it there.  Sure, there aren’t as many places to go but it’s a nice change from the rustling and bustling of NYC.

 

Andy C. Ng

Liberal Studies, English, double-minor in Global and Urban Education Studies & Social Entrepreneurship, 2015

Who is your celebrity hero and why?
I absolutely adore Anderson Cooper. To me, there is no one more professional, dedicated and focused to their career.  Though he comes from one of the nation’s wealthiest families, he has shown immense compassion for the struggles experienced by peoples around the world. He handles himself with dignity, yet is still charming and undeniably cute.
What’s your best tip for making a great first impression at a new job/internship?
Be passionate, engaged, and yourself. Your employer may have hired you due to your experience and professionalism, but what sticks in peoples’ mind is how you interact with them. Have a conversation where you share some outside interests, ask questions and don’t be afraid to highlight your humorous side.
If you could have any job in the world, what and where would it be?
Editor in Chief of a men’s fashion magazine such as Details or GQ. I would get to do everything I love: write, art direction, delegating tasks and overseeing large projects, and wearing nice clothes. Plus, this job wouldn’t be stationary; it would require constant travel from NYC to Paris to Milan – any place that has a runway.

Gabriela Marano
Economics Major with a Business Studies and Mathematics Minor at New York University College of Arts and Sciences 2015
What’s the best advice about NYU you ever received, and who was it from? 
BE PROACTIVE! As awesome as the comfort of your residence hall can be, there is so much to do and to get involved in once you put yourself out there!

If you could have any job in the world, what and where would it be?

I’ve always wanted to be a Queen’s Guard. NYU London, here I come!
What’s your best piece of resume advice?
Update your resume often.  It will help you keep track of your specific duties and accomplishments so that it remains the best representation of you and all that you have to offer.
Le-Jeune
Nursing, College of Nursing, 2014
Funniest work experience?
I was an America Reads tutor freshman year. I tutored Pre-K students. My students had “Bieber fever”. During lunch or snack time they would always sing the chorus of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” song.Best piece of advice about NYU I’ve ever received?
Was from an upperclassman I met freshmen year.  “Never use being a commuter as an excuse to not get involved on campus.” This piece of advice really stood out to me because I am a commuter student and I didn’t want to feel as if I wasn’t part of NYU’s community. I’m happy I took that person’s advice.Oddest question I’ve been asked on an interview?
“If your life had a theme-song what would it be? and why?” – I was really surprised by this question for two reasons 1. it’s not your average interview question and 2. there are so many songs I love and it was really hard for me to pick just one. I decided on Hero by Mariah Carey because it’s such a beautiful, motivational song and the lyric, “a hero lies in you” is very powerful!

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