Welcome back to campus! We hope you all had a wonderful winter break and are rejuvenated for the Spring Semester. To hit the ground running hard, we have created a Spring “To-Do List” to guide you in developing your professional skills this Spring Semester.
1. Get to know the NYU Wasserman
NYU Wasserman empowers students and alumni to succeed at every stage of their professional development. Early and frequent engagement with the center is important for your professional development. NYU Wasserman is prepared to help you:
- Identify career paths and job opportunities
- Develop a personal brand
- Create a successful job search strategy
- Provide personalized career development programs
Stop by one of the NYU Wasserman’s 3 locations (NYU Wasserman @ Poly, Wasserman Center at SCPS), check out our website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Wassertube, and here!
2. Attend the Career Fair
When: January 30th, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Kimmel Center 4th & 10th
NYU students from all majors and disciplines are invited to meet with employers to explore full-time opportunities and summer internships! Career fairs are a great way to meet employers and learn about different companies and job opportunities within those organizations.
Remember: Business casual attire is expected, professional attire is preferred – be sure to bring copies of your resume.
For a list of employers attending the fair, log in to NYU CareerNet and click Events > Career Fairs. (Be certain you are not viewing the event listing under Events > Seminars.)
Advanced registration is not necessary. Student registration will take place on the day of the fair in the second floor mezzanine lobby. You need only your NYU ID or NYU-Poly ID card for entry.
3. Revamp your Resume
Your resume is the first chance you have to make a lasting impression. However, the average employer only spends about 30 seconds looking at a resume. In this job market, you must have an expertly crafted resume.
Follow the link here to see if your resume makes the cut.
If you would like help revamping your resume, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. You can do so through your NYU CareerNet account under the “Short Cuts” menu.
4. Sign up for the Mentor Network
Want to explore a career? The NYU Wasserman Center’s Mentor Network is an informational tool that links students with alumni and other professionals. Mentros in this program are available for:
- In-person Informational Interviews
- Day on the Job/Job Shadowing
- Phone/Skype Contact
To get involved, meet with a counselor for mentor network orientation and to discuss your general career interests. If you have additional questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Join Linkedin
Linkedin is the leading professional networking tool. Its mission is to connect the word’s professionals to make them more successful. Through Linkedin:
- You can connect with colleagues, classmates, companies, employers, professionals and much more
- Build a profile that demonstrates your professional skills, education, and work experience
- You can join groups in industries you are interested in, participate in discussions about trends or changes in the job market
- View different career paths
Also, join us at the NYU Wasserman Center on February 7th at 12:30 PM to see Lindsey Pollak present on how to navigate social media for professional uses.
RSVP through NYU CareerNet or here.
5. Build Your Personal Brand
To be a competitive applicant in today’s job market, you must be able to communicate and market your personal brand. Your personal brand what makes you uniquely distinguishable. Here’s some things to think about:
- What is your personal brand?
- What makes you credible, relevant, and different from others?
- What is your 30 second “elevator pitch”?
- How do you want people to remember you?
Want some further help? Check out this Workbook from PwC here.
For more career advice and information as well as NYU Wasserman and employer events, don’t forget to follow us on all of our social media platforms.