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Resource of the Week: Creative Hotlist

Resource Name: Creative Hotlist

What it is: It’s an excellent resource for creative professionals in visual communications. Students can post resumes, job-wanted listings, and online portfolios. It’s unique in that it has advanced search capabilities, and the ability to save searches in a personalized virtual filing system.

Where to find it: You can access Creative Hotlist through your NYU CareerNet Account

Who it is good for: Creative Hotlist is an excellent resource for creative students in visual communications. Students are able to browse through information on job openings that companies and organizations can post easily and see the myriad of job opportunities listed.

Why you should use it: If you’re aspiring to work with other creative professionals or are interested in pursuing a career as a graphic and/or web designer, writer, photographer, illustrator, this site it the perfect place for you to visit. You’re able to showcase your talent by uploading your portfolio on the site, and because it’s a site specifically aimed for creative professionals. Now, instead of sifting through other irrelevant job postings, you can focus more specifically on where you want to apply or intern in terms of specific creative jobs.

Leveraging Your NYU Network on LinkedIn

You’ve probably heard that networking is a valuable tool for professional development that can help you find an internship, land your first job, get a promotion, or find a business partner. However, despite the benefits of networking, it still can sound a bit intimidating.

Networking doesn’t have to be intimidating. Think of networking as nothing more than creating and maintaining connections with other people. One easy way to develop a connection is through shared experience.

As an NYU student you are lucky to share the experience of being an NYU student with many successful NYU alumni across the Global Network University. See below for tips on how to use LinkedIn to leverage your NYU network and capitalize on the shared experience of being a past or present NYU student.

Tips for Connecting with People on LinkedIn:

Think quality instead of quantity when connecting to others. Don’t ask to connect to anyone and everyone. Be strategic and target individuals who will be an asset to your professional development.

Never use the default request; “I’d like to add you to my professional network.” Instead, explicitly share how you are connected. For example, when connecting to alum, indicate that you are currently a student of his or her alma mater and be sure to indicate your university affiliation on your profile.

If you are not directly connected to someone, but share a mutual connection, it is courteous to ask for a virtual introduction.

To Find NYU Alumni on LinkedIn:

Join  “NYU Wasserman Center Student & Alumni Career Connections” Group

Join other NYU-related Groups

Utilize linkedin.com/college/alumni to search your NYU network.

Have More Questions?

The LinkedIn Learning Center provides user-friendly tutorials and user guides that can help you make the most of your profile and utilize your professional network.

Career Counselors at the Wasserman Center are also available to help you develop an effective LinkedIn profile and online networking strategy.



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.

Seniority Rules: What do you do with a B.A. in Communications?

Barbara Leung, Steinhardt 2012

Barbara is a senior at Steinhardt, studying communications and French. She currently works with the 1831 Fund commitee, Wasserman Center’s Peers in Careers, and LiveWellNYU programs at the university. 


As you make your way to declare your field of study or step up to the stage to receive your diploma, you’ll be quick to realize that not every major or concentration (for you Gallatin folk) translates so easily into a mapped-out career path. In fact, most college majors have little bearing on what it is you’ll be doing in the coming years.

That said, I’ve been asked by countless friends what it is I can do with a communications degree; some of my friends have even posed the question, “so, do you simply learn how to talk to one another?” The answers to both questions are pretty simple: 1) anything you want, and 2) that and so much more. With a program of study that places emphasis on critical analysis, theories of media use and consumption, and interrogation of interpersonal communication, you pretty much set yourself up for gaining a pretty good understanding of how people are functioning today.

Coming back to career prospects, there is the slant, especially here, that students will be drawn to the fields of public relations, marketing, or advertising, but in truth, the degree is pretty much of your own making. It just so happens that with the aforementioned career paths, they are a more direct application of the program’s field of study, which in turn, make these paths seem that much more accessible. College majors are merely a backbone, and understanding humans in this day and age is a pretty good foundation to have, if you ask me; it can most certainly be a large part of your job function, or simply mediate the day-to-day office politics.

So what about me? I’ve chosen the much more direct route of marketing and public relations, since they are fields that I particularly enjoy. But being able to explicate the reasons behind why people are more apt to respond in certain ways is not only enlightening for colleagues who struggle with A/B testing, but also pretty self-fulfilling for me, knowing that there is so much more than a “mysterious force” governing our reactions.