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DICP Student Profile: Kimberly Lopes

Kimberly Lopes

School: Stern

Grad Year: 2014

Summer 2013 Internship: Goldman Sachs – Corporate Treasury

What was the best part of the DICP program? Networking events (such as the Networking Breakfast where you get to meet professionals from various different fields) helped put the tips you have picked up from various workshops into action.

What is the most important lesson you learned from your involvement? Always talk to people, even if they are not in the field you are interested in because maybe they have a critical piece of advice that could change how you view recruiting or how your resume looks.

Why should other students apply to be in DICP? DICP is a great way to start networking and talking to people from different fields. The workshops that you attend help develop and sharpen skills that will help you find your way through the beginning of your career. Everyone you meet helps contribute to your development, so be sure to use the events that DICP offers to your benefit.

The NYU Diversity Internship & Career Preparation (D.I.C.P.) Program is a comprehensive, undergraduate career development program is designed to prepare and promote NYU’s historically underrepresented sophomores and juniors. The D.I.C.P. Program aims to assist you in developing your job searching and networking skills; improve your resume and cover letter writing skills; and strives to empower you to find that dream internship while improving your understanding of workplace diversity and inclusive practices!

Please watch the following video to learn more about the Diversity Internship & Career Preparation Program:

WasserTube video link: http://youtu.be/736wfOodrsY

APPLY on NYU CareerNet Job ID# 902050

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday September 29, 2013

Seniority Rules: A CAS Senior’s Experience with Wasserman

Sharifunnesa Khanam

My name is Sharifunnesa Khanam. I am a senior in the College of Arts and Science at NYU. I have utilized the Wasserman Center for Career Development ever since I was a first-year student. During my freshman year, I attended some workshops. During my sophomore and junior years, I participated in the Diversity Internship & Career Preparation (D.I.C.P.) program. By participating in it, I learned more about networking with employers and even participated in mock interviews with some recruiters. I also went to seminars and presentations including one that taught us to create our own brand through 90-second pitches about ourselves. By going to Wasserman, I definitely learned a lot more about the professional world than I would have otherwise.

I think its very important for us as college students, especially nowadays, to be aware of how to handle ourselves when we network with employers or even attend an interview. Even if you’re in a pre-professional program and think you may not need to use Wasserman, these are still some great skills to learn while you’re still in college. Wasserman also offers career assessments if you’re unsure about your future career and want to know more about what types of jobs you might be fit for based on your personality. I would recommend taking one of those exams at some point. If you already know what career you would like to pursue, Wasserman also offers a Mentor Network which allows you to get in touch with alumni who work in that field. This is a great way to find out more about the profession. You can always find out more about these resources by visiting the website or by calling Wasserman and scheduling an appointment with a career counselor.