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Preparing for a Career Fair

Employers are very interested in finding out about you and your career interests. They also want to share important information about their organization and available opportunities. Take advantage of this great networking opportunity. Here is how you can maximize your experience.

BEFORE THE FAIR

  • Impress employers by researching their organization beforehand. Review the list of participating employers and research organizations that interest you.

  • Prepare questions in advance about the organization and the opportunities they have available. Employers want employees who are proactive, thoughtful, and listen well. Make yourself stand out with smart questions. Don’t ask questions that could be answered simply by looking at their website.

  • Prepare your resume and bring multiple copies with you that you can offer to interested employers. Print on resume paper.

  • Dress professionally. Make a strong first impression by dressing in professional business attire. This is generally

  • Prepare a 60-90 second pitch to introduce yourself when meeting professional contacts for the first time. Greet them with a firm handshake, make good eye contact, and smile. You will make a strong first impression and help convey to the employer that you are a serious candidate. For example: “Hello. I’m Jackson Samuels, a junior in Media, Culture, and Communications. I’m looking for an internship related to marketing for next summer. I read on your web site that (name of company) has an internship program in your corporate marketing department, and I’ve done some project work that I believe gave me skills related to the internship work. I’m very interested in your program.”

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NYU MLK Week: 50 Years Forward

In a speech Dr. Martin Luther King gave on NYU’s campus, he said…

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

Fifty years later, we continue to find ourselves amidst a nation and a globe struggling between social and economic disparities. This week, the university celebrates Martin Luther King and his legacy in “50 Years Forward: The Cost of a Dream Deferred”.

NYU MLK Week is organized to help you get involved with social change and social justice. Here’s some ways you can make a difference.

Attend: A Conversation w/ Rev. Al Sharpton
February 7th 2013 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Kimmel Center – Eisner and Lubin Auditorium

Listen to the critical perspectives of several guests as they present their views and ideas and engage in dialogue surrounding the costs of failing to realize the dreams that Dr. King articulated fifty years ago.

RSVP here.

MLK Week of Service

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

Volunteering your time is a great way to give back to the community and to advocate for social change. Each day this week there are different service opportunities you can participate. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

Leadership

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

  • Government & NonProfit
    • Join the Government & Non-profit Career Fair
      Friday, February 22nd 2013 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Georgetown University
    • Give a Year, Change the World: Apply to City Year, Deadline Feb 15th.
    • Promote Peace and Friendship: Apply to the Peace Corp, Deadline Feb 28th
  • Public Service
    • Join the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Kimmel, 4th Floor
      Free for NYU Students. Limited spaces are available. RSVP required at www.wfpg.org on or after January 30, 2013

Resources

Get inspired and continue the dream for social justice with the help of these resources:

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Telling Your Global Story: Learn how to highlight your global experiences to prospective employers

Join us at the Wasserman on November 15th at 12:00 PM for “Telling Your Global Story”.

Study away programs provide students with the incredible opportunity to add an entirely new perspective to both academic and career goals. This event will unveil the strengths of studying away for your career, and how prospective employers view these experiences.

Be sure to follow @NYUWasserman and @NYUWassEmployer on Twitter for real-time updates, advice, and interesting facts during the event. Whether you are in attendance, or at home, it’s a “must see” and “must read” event for anyone with a study away experience under his or her belt, or on the horizon.

Meet other students with study away experience, ask questions to the Wasserman staff, and learn more about how NYU students are making the most of their semesters across the globe. As NYU continues to define itself as a Global Network University, studying away is at the heart of this amazing global community.

Stop on by and ask some questions. It’s lined up to be a great event! And remember to follow @NYUWasserman and @NYUWassEmployer  from 12-1pm on Thursday for Tweets from the event.”

Making the Most of the Career Fair: What to do Before, During, and After

The Fall Job and Internship Fair is right around the corner and you may be wondering how to best prepare.  Here are some quick tips and tricks (plus some advice from employers!) to be sure you make the most of your time this Thursday:

Before the fair

  • Research the organizations that will attend and decide who you want to speak to. Check NYU CareerNet for a list of participating employers.  Create a quick cheat sheet with notes to review at the fair.
  • Print multiple copies of your resume.
  • Practice a 60-90 second pitch to introduce yourself to employers.  Include relevant details about your academic and professional background, as well as, why that particular organization interests you.
  • Dress professionally.  A suit and conservative shoes and accessories are recommended.

During the fair

  • Greet employers with a firm handshake, eye contact, and a smile.  Introduce yourself with your pitch.
  • Ask good questions. Researched questions that show you know the organization and their opportunities make a larger impact.
  • Offer your resume at the end of the conversation if an organization or position interests you. If they are not collecting resumes at the fair, find out to whom and where you can send one.
  • Collect any available brochures and employer literature. This information will assist you to better prepare for interviews and identify additional opportunities.
  • Ask for a business card from every representative with whom you speak.
  • Take notes after each discussion and use these details when following up after the fair.
  • Be open. Do not rule out an employer because of the industry it represents.  For example, a publishing company may have opportunities in finance and marketing in addition to writing and research.

After the Fair

  • Follow up with employers after the career fair!  Send a thank you email, hand written letter, or make a follow up phone call (if appropriate).
  • Send or submit any materials that have been requested of you (i.e., resume, cover letter).

What employers are saying….

Check out this quick WasserTube video, where employers share tips for how to make a great first impression!
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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.

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.