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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

DICP Profile with Jenna Castillo

Learn more about how Jenna Castillo, a senior Economics major, participated in the Diversity Internship and Career Preparation (DICP) Program to explore diversity in the workplace and land an internship.

Name: Jenna Castillo

School: College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

Grad Year: 2014

Internship/Current position: Consultant at Ernst & Young (EY)

What’s the best part of the DICP program? The best part about the DICP program were all of the networking and informational session opportunities. Through DICP, I was able to learn more about the different companies I was interested in, as well as the different areas within the business industry.  Because of these events, I learned how to successfully network, and also finally figured out which area of the business industry I wanted to start my career in.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned through DICP?  Through this program, I learned just how much diversity is valued in the world today.  I realized that stressing my diverse background, whether it be during a networking event or interview was extremely advantageous.

Why other students should apply to be in DICP: Students should apply to be in DICP because they will learn how to showcase their diversity as a strength, and network with people from numerous companies.  Networking, applying for internships and full-time jobs, and interviewing became so much easier for me after this program.

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

Hachette Book Group + SCPS Publishing Career Fair

The SCPS Center for Publishing Career Fair is taking place this Friday, July 12. Hachette Book Group will be present at the fair to share some exciting professional opportunities  at their organization and how you can get involved.

Get some editing and publishing tips with a glimpse into this company by meeting Latoya, an Associate Editor for Grand Central Publishing and has been with Hachette Book Group since 2006:

“My name is Latoya Smith and I am African American with roots in Jamaica.  I began my publishing career while attending college at Temple University, working for Teri Woods at her independent publishing company. At the time, I was an avid reader of street-lit and general black fiction so working for Teri was a dream. After my first summer at Teri Woods Publishing, I changed my major to journalism (closest thing to book publishing) with a minor in African American studies.  After graduation, I realized I wanted more hands-on experience with the editorial process and joined Kensington Publishing working for the Dafina imprint.  Shortly, thereafter, I joined GCP and haven’t looked back.

One thing I love about working at GCP is not only do I get to work on African American titles, but mainstream projects as well which, I believe, makes me a well-rounded editor.  I am always watching bestseller lists to see the kinds of books readers want and apply it to the list I am building here.  Book bloggers as well as magazine and newspaper bestsellers lists are a great resource for staying abreast of trends and bestselling titles.  Writers conferences, trade shows, and other publishing events are great ways to network.  Although life as an editor can be demanding, prioritizing and organization have helped me stay on deadline and allow personal time for myself.”

Follow Up Friday: Career Fairs, Interviews, and Diversity – OH MY!

We definitely kicked the semester into high gear this week. We managed to find the time to stop our heads from spinning to give you an inside look at what’s going on at the Wasserman Center.

Diversity Breakfast On Wednesday, the DICP program wrapped up its spring events with the annual Diversity Breakfast. Roughly 50 students attended and took the opportunity to interact with a wide array of employers, including City Year, Ernst &Young, Deloitte, BlackRock and many more wonderful organizations. It was a great way for students to learn about different opportunities and meet new people in a casual atmosphere.  Thanks to all students and employers who participated!

Spring Job & Internship Fair                                                                                   Over 100 employers flooded the Kimmel Center on Thursday for the Spring Job + Internship Fair. Students had an opportunity to explore job and internship opportunities unique companies including Apple, Christie’s, Dyson, idelli, Lincoln Center, Mars, McGraw-Hill, the Scripps Network, and UNIQLO, among others. Joining us from our Employer Partners were BlackRock, Citi, City Year, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Macy’s, Morgan Stanley, Peace Corps, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, and Teach for America.

OCR Interviews The highly anticipated Spring 2012 On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) season began Wednesday, February 1st. During the first week of recruitment employers interviewed over 850 students in 3 days. The 17 different companies holding interviews included Barclay’s Capital, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, UBS, Wells Fargo, Guggenheim Partners, and Nomura. In addition, with 6 information sessions serving hundreds of students each, and Recruiter-in-Residence informational interviews with companies such as Deloitte and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Wasserman Center strives to support the limitless potential of our students.

Attire for Successful Hire Sponsored by  Macy’s A few NYU students made their Wasserman Center modeling debut at this year’s Attire for Successful Hire. With Macy’s and our Peer Educators, we were able to discuss the do’s and dont’s of professional fashion. Remember, just because it’s in style doesn’t mean it’s in style for work!

@NYUWassEmployer Launch  Did you ever wonder what a typical day  is like at the job of your dreams? Since the Wasserman Center is so hip (yes, hip) with social media, we’ve added a new Twitter handle to help give you an inside look at different companies! Follow us at @NYUWassEmployer to see what’s going on at organizations like Macy’s, Nielsen, and MORE! Once a week a different employer will tweet his/her day in the life – find out if these jobs are for you by following along.

This week, we had City Year tweeting their day. Check out a recap that shows what it’s like to work in NYC’s public schools!

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Seniority Rules: A CAS Senior’s Experience with Wasserman

Sharifunnesa Khanam
CAS’12

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.