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How To Be A Great Intern

Le-Jeune Sealey-Horsford, is a Class of 2014 student in the College of Nursing. Here, she offers some valuable advice about making the most of your internship.

Congratulations! You have landed the internship of your dreams. An internship is an amazing opportunity for personal and professional growth, a chance to learn about the company that hired you and also a chance to learn about yourself. It might even be an opportunity to discover new interests and talents.
So, you have your intern ID, you’ve bought your work attire, and everything seems to be falling into place. But there’s still anxiety looming about how to be a great intern. Here are a few tips:

 
Set goals and objectives – Think about what you want to achieve during the internship and steps to achieve them.
Be professional – Introduce yourself to the staff, be punctual, and have a good attitude. The saying, “your attitude determines your altitude” couldn’t be truer, so be sure to put your best foot forward.
Ask questions – Your employer wants you to ask questions so don’t be afraid to do so. Remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked!
Network – Networking can open doors for you. It’s also a way to give you a sense of direction, and find out about other opportunities for further growth.
Reflect – Keep a journal of all the great things you have done at your internship. It’s a nice keepsake, a way to evaluate your progress and will come in handy when you update your resume.
Give thanks – Be sure to thank your boss, co-workers, human resource personnel, and anyone else who has been helpful to you throughout your internship.
Update your resume – Don’t forget to update your resume with your internship experience.

For more great tips on securing and succeeding in a rewarding internship, apply to attend Internship Boot Camp on Friday, November 1st! Application Deadline, October 7th – NYU CareerNet Job ID: 899872

 

 

Take a Sneak Peek at Next Week’s Arts Professions Panel!

In preparation for our Arts Professionals Panel (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development), taking place on Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 7:30pm at The Wasserman Center, get to know three of our featured panelists below!

Jennifer Tepper is a Musical Theatre Historian and Producer. She is currently the Director of Programming for 54 Below, Broadway’s #1 concert venue. She was recently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Davenport Theatrical, with Broadway credits including Macbeth, The Performers, and Godspell. Tepper has also worked on shows including [title of show] on Broadway, the world premiere of the musical Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova, Tony Kushner’s iHo, and Things To Ruin. She is the co-creator and writer of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute which celebrates underappreciated musicals. In addition, Tepper is Managing Editor of The Best Plays Theater Yearbook. Her first book, The Untold Stories of Broadway, featuring stories about each Broadway theater as told by over 200 theatre professionals, will be released by Dress Circle Publishing in fall of 2013.

Evelina Iaconis graduated from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in May 2013.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture and Communication with fields of study in “Images and Screen Studies” and “Technology and Society.”  While in school, she interned at several companies such as Bonnier Corporation, Abrams Books, Disney-ABC Television Group, and Viacom.  After graduation, she was offered a job at VH1’s Production Management department.  She is currently a Production Assistant working on VH1’s in-house shows such as “40 Greatest Viral Videos”, “40 Funniest Fails” and “Best Week Ever”.  Her dream is to one day become a television/film producer.

Rachel Marder graduated from Tisch in 2008.  While in school she interned at a handful of artist management companies while also working other part time paid jobs in offices and an off-Broadway theater.  Since graduation she has worked at Def Mix, a house music management company as well as Sony/ATV Music Publishing, licensing music for commercial use.  She currently works in Business Development at Scratch Music Group, a company that focuses on the growing demand for DJs in unique and creative spaces.

RSVP for the  Arts Professionals Panel TODAY! (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development), taking place on Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 7:30pm at The Wasserman Center, get to know three of our featured panelists below!

Arts Professionals Panel (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development)

Wednesday, October 2

6 to 7:30pm

The Wasserman Center, Presentation Room A

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner… at Next Week’s Dining For Success!

Below are just some of the companies and organizations dining with us at next week’s Dining for Success on Thursday, October 3, at The Smith East Village. Spots are still available – register at Wasserman Center or Wasserman @ NYU-Poly front desks with your $20 deposit by this Friday, September 27 to secure your spot!

EY (Ernst & Young) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on promises to all stakeholders. In so doing, they play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services. It helps resolve complex issues and identify opportunities through its multifaceted approach and dynamic opportunities.

Chase is a national bank that constitutes the consumer and commercial banking subsidiary of the multinational banking corporation JPMorgan Chase. The bank was known as Chase Manhattan Bank until it merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. in 2000. Chase offers more than 5,100 branches and 16,100 ATMs nationwide. JPMorgan Chase has 260,965 employees (as of 2012) and operates in more than 85 countries.

Fluitec examines the cause-effect relationship between stresses on a machine or body and the fluid contained within. Its core competency is the understanding of oxidative stress and the monitoring of antioxidants. Its mission is to be the world leader in data collection, analysis, and mitigation of these stresses. Fluitec values truth, knowledge, long-life, wellness, high performance and individuality in its employees, products and services and delivers these values to our customers.

Richland Equities is a registered mortgage brokerage firm with the New York State Department of Financial Services for the past twenty-five years. Its primary function is real estate financing, transacting mortgages for both residential and commercial through exclusive wholesale and retail lending channels. Its commercial business dealings are nationwide, and are able to transact using various lending products across the United States. Richland Equity Resources Corporation has established solid relationships with many investors and other resources who respect its method of doing business, its highly qualified staff, and the presentation of files for credit decisions. In addition to complete realty divisions, Richland has have three other areas of expertise that are pertinent to the financial sector: investments, market research, and sales licensing.

Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury real estate brokerage agency that offers a collection of luxury homes, estates, and properties for sale throughout the world. Sotheby’s International Realty offices were founded in 1976 to focus on the brokering and marketing of luxury residential real estate. Sotheby’s currently has real estate offices located around the world with over 500 offices and 11,000 sales consultants.

Interested in attending Dining for Success this semester on Thursday, October 3, at The Smith East Village?


Register for the event by dropping off a $20 deposit at the front desks of ether The Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor) or The Wasserman Center at NYU-Poly (6 MetroTech Center, JB359) no later than Friday, September 27. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.


Please note: This semester’s Dining For Success program is geared towards juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Technology, and Small Business. You will be asked to list preferences upon registering for the event. If you have a general interest in the event, regardless of career areas, you are more than welcome to register.

Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Dining Etiquette

Whether you’re at a coffee shop meeting a professional for an informational interview, having a meal with a potential hiring manager, or enjoying a drink and hor d’oeuvres at a networking mixer, etiquette is key! With Dining For Success around the corner on Thursday, October 3, The Wasserman Center provides you with tips and tricks below to perfect your etiquette with an employer or professional… when it involves food!
10. Start from the outside and work your way in… on the dinner table.

With a collection of forks, spoons, and knives, where do you start? Every piece of silverware corresponds with each course of a meal. The fork, knife, and spoon placed at the ends of your place setting are used when enjoying an appetizer or starter. Conversely, the silverware closest to you are used for your main course or entree. Dessert utensils are typically provided immediately before the course is served. When in doubt, take the lead from your counterparts and work your way from the outside in.

9. Salt and pepper stick together.

Be cognizant of side dish and condiments. LIke items, such as salt and pepper or olive oil and vinegar, should be passed to a fellow table guest together. Use two hands to pass or receive a side dish, leveraging both the dish and serving utensil. If a guest would like you to serve an item on their plate, place the dish in your left hand and serve the item with your right.

8. The text can wait.

A phone is a prime distraction in the classroom and during meal time. Make sure to silence your phone and conceal it in your pocket or bag. Unless there’s an emergency, there is no need to respond to a call or text. Remember, your attention should be placed on the person in front of you. Putting your phone away is considered as sign of respect.

7. Pass on the lobster tail.

Even though you may be at a fancy restaurant that you would never visit, order an item off the menu that typically lies within the average price range for an entree. Take the lead from an employer when ordering an appetizer. Do not overindulge with your main course, or order very little and pretend you’re not hungry.

6. Suit & Tie

How do you stay comfortable over a meal in business and professional attire? Leave coats and bags at coat check, place your jacket around your chair, and place your portfolio or notepad to a lower corner of your table. Be mindful of potential spills on your ties when dining. Brush your hair behind your ears and shoulders to decrease chances of hair falling into your plate.

5. Posture & Attention

Sit upright with your shoulder resting back in line with your ears. Straighten your back as much as possible. Resist the temptation of slouching into the arch of your chair. Bring your chair and its backrest as close to your seat to support your comfort and an attentive appearance at a table. The more (physically) engaged you seem, the much more personable you may appear to your dinner guest.

4. To dessert or not to dessert?

Interested in satisfying your sweet tooth or grabbing that post-meal coffee? Take the lead from an employer. Feel free to order dessert should your interviewer do so, but do not be discouraged if an employer chooses not to and ends the meal. They may need to head to their next meeting or appointment.

3. It’s not about the food. It’s about you.

Whether a light appetizer or full entree sits opposite you and your interviewer, your main goal at the moment is to showcase relevant qualifications, skills, and abilities that you make you a marketable professional or hirable candidate. Be sure to get these points across to your interviewer in a succinct and clear manner. Do not let your meal sit between you and a great opportunity.

2. Do eat something!

Meal time interviews and networking receptions can make an individual feel nervous or anxious, and eating something can make you feel comfortable. Be sure to order an item that is familiar, something you’ve enjoyed in the past, and does not take more time to carve out than your response to a question.

1. Practice makes perfect.

The best way to learn or correct your dining etiquette is to find opportunities to practice, either at a restaurant, mixer, event, or with friends during dinner

…And what better way to practice than by participating in Dining For Success!

Interested in attending Dining for Success this semester on Thursday, October 3, at The Smith East Village?

Register for the event by dropping off a $20 deposit at the front desks of ether The Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor) or The Wasserman Center at NYU-Poly (6 MetroTech Center, JB359) no later than September 26, 2013. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: This semester’s Dining For Success program is geared towards juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Technology, and Small Business. You will be asked to list preferences upon registering for the event. If you have a general interest in the event, regardless of career areas, you are more than welcome to register.

#iamlimitless

#iamlimitless

Since it is an election year, the NYU Wasserman Center, the Wasserman Center @ SCPS, and the Wasserman Center at NYU-Poly are hitting the campaign trail with an #iamlimitless campaign to help showcase all of the amazing internships, service opportunities, and work experience across the globe that our students and alumni are pursuing. Your story is important to us, and we want you to share it through the #iamlimitless campaign!

Tell us why you are limitless and how the Wasserman Center helped you get on the right track with your career. BE CREATIVE – Feel free to include a photo, video, or anything else that tells your #iamlimitless story.

  • Tweet your career success story to @NYUWasserman with #iamlimitless
  • Post your #iamlimitless story to NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development on Facebook

All campaign participants be entered into a raffle to win one of several #iamlimitless give-a-ways, along with gift certificates, vouchers, and prizes from Employer Partners of the Wasserman Center!

Don’t forget to flaunt an #iamlimitless button or rock an #iamlimitless temporary tattoo during Welcome Week 2012! The Wasserman team will be handing out #iamlimitless swag TODAY, August 28th from 11am-4pm in the NYU Kimmel Center lobby.

For more information, please click here.

Tell us your career- related story and win PRIZES! Learn all about #iamlimitless

#iamlimitless

What is the NYU Wasserman Center #iamlimitless campaign? It is the mission of all NYU’s career offices to provide limitless career opportunities to our students.

For those of you new to the NYU community or the NYU Wasserman Center, you can get involved in the #iamlimitless campaign pronto by getting your WASSER on! All you have to do is make your way through this WASSER checklist during Welcome Week 2012:

  • Wasserman Center check-in on Facebook
  • Activate your NYU CareerNet Account
  • Sign up for the “Wasserman Center Orientation”
  • Schedule a one-on-one counseling appointment OR attend a “Resumes & Cover Letters that Work” Seminar
  • Engage with @NYUWasserman & #iamlimitless on Twitter
  • Redeem your #iamlimitless swag!

All campaign participants be entered into a raffle to win one of several #iamlimitless give-a-ways, along with gift certificates, vouchers, and prizes from Employer Partners of the Wasserman Center!

Don’t forget to flaunt an #iamlimitless button or rock an #iamlimitless temporary tattoo during Welcome Week 2012! The Wasserman team will be handing out #iamlimitless swag on Tuesday, August 28th from 11am-4pm in the NYU Kimmel Center lobby.

For more information, please click here.

Exploring a Franchise Career: The IFE Experience

Visiting the International Franchise Expo (IFE) in New York City may seem like the perfect way to find the franchise that’s right for you. And it is, but only if you’ve done your homework and have constructed a plan to make the most of your experience. International Franchise Expo offers countless ways to help make the most informed choice about which franchise concept will fit best for you.

 

Hundreds of Companies

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk onto the expo floor is the variety of opportunities available. Franchise buyers need to invest sufficient time researching their options. What type business appeals to you? What skills do you have? What type of lifestyle do you want? What is your budget? These are the important questions to consider as you review the extensive range of choices available. You’ll have ample opportunity to meet face to face with franchisors ready to expand right in your neighborhood.

 Dig Deeper

You enjoyed that delicious sandwich at a franchise location recently and now you’re thinking, “I could own one of the restaurants”. Food franchises are great for some people but typically employ many workers, require a large upfront investment, and characteristically long hours. Different franchises feature different requirements – some more flexible than others. Most people don’t realize the array of franchises offered until the serious research starts. Look for a franchise that can integrate your skills and goals. At IFE you’ll see many brands you know, like Mathnasium and The UPS Store but you’ll also see concepts brand new to NY – like Fannie May and Cups Frozen Yogurt.

Do Your Homework

Choosing the right franchise is a challenge. Learning as much as you can about franchising and the types of businesses you’re considering is critical. International Franchise Expo features 50 free seminars and in-depth symposia on a range of topics that provide the facts you’ll need to make the most informed decision. Education at the expo events is presented by the experts in franchising – professionals who have the experience and knowledge to deliver the information you need to make a smart choice. In addition, IFE features The Professional Center – staffed with legal, financial, and small business professionals right on the expo floor to answer all your questions – and it’s completely free.

Resources

After you’ve done your research with tools like publications and websites, gear up to visit The International Franchise Expo, June 15-17, at the Javits Convention Center. Be prepared to speak with representatives about your expectations, objectives and goals. With over 2500 franchises in 75+ industries, there’s a franchise out there just waiting for you. Click here to register free compliments of NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.


DEADLINE TODAY! Nonprofit Boot Camp: Skills to Change the World

Non-Profit Boot Camp: Skills to Change the World

Want to make a difference in the world? Don’t know how?

More often than not our idealistic dreams of saving the world can get crush with the crud reality of the economic landscape and life. After a while the realities of what saving the world actually entail become more and more prevalent in our decision-making, and could be a source of stress.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Properly planning, networking and developing the skills necessary to be successful in the Non-Profit industry can make your dreams a reality.

Attend our highly acclaimed (NYU exclusive) Non-Profit Boot Camp conference on March 30, 2012.  This daylong conference will cover topics relating to the Non-Profit sector and lift the veil on the mysteries of working as a Non-Profit professional.

Industries covered include: Government, Education, Arts, Health Care, Environment, Human Rights and International Development.

Registration for the Non-Profit Boot Camp: Skills to Change the World is now open. Don’t miss your chance to get valuable insider information and meet with industry professionals.

Apply by TODAY! Job ID # 842196 in NYU CareerNet Check out the Wasserman Center for more information. http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/events/bootcamp.php

 

 

Forget getting moves like Jagger – Try creating a movement like Dr. King!

February 6 – 11, 2012 at NYU is “MLK Week.”  A lot of people have asked what’s the significance of this week and how does this apply to me?  On February 10, 1961, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech right here at NYU.  Dr. King’s speech entitled, “The Future of Integration,” advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change and in honor of that message, NYU has created a calendar of programs and events that highlight the speech.
Here at Wasserman we want you to explore ways that you can combine an interest in public service with your ultimate career goals.  Organizations like City Year, Peace CorpsGay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Brennan Center for Justice and many others provide you with an opportunity to work toward social change in local and global communities.  Pursuing a career that doesn’t have a social justice focus doesn’t mean you can’t have an impact on the world around you.  There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities at NYU that honor Dr. King’s mission of equality, it’s all a matter of finding the time and the right fit.

“EVERYBODY CAN BE GREAT, because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.