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In Case You Missed It: Day In The Life at Time Inc.

Did you miss a day in the life at Time Inc?  Click on the image below for a recap!

 Follow us on Twitter @NYUWassEmployer for tweets on a day-in-the-life of employees at different organizations. A professional will take over our account for the day and give you live updates about the projects they work on, meetings they attend, and the culture of their office.

In Case You Missed It: Day In The Life at Manna Project International

Did you miss Carley & Natalie sharing their day as program directors for Manna Project International?  Click on the image below for a recap!

Day In The Life at Manna Project International

Follow us on Twitter @NYUWassEmployer for tweets on a day-in-the-life of employees at different organizations. A professional will take over our account for the day and give you live updates about the projects they work on, meetings they attend, and the culture of their office.

In Case You Missed It: Day In The Life at Teach For America

Did you miss Ms. Rodriguez’s day working for Teach For America?  Click on the image below for a full recap!

Teach For America

Follow us on Twitter @NYUWassEmployer for tweets on a day-in-the-life of employees at different organizations. A professional will take over our account for the day and give you live updates about the projects they work on, meetings they attend, and the culture of their office.

Are you interested in working at Teach For America? Join the 2015 Teach For America Corps. Apply on NYU CareerNet – Job ID: 945669

Want to learn more about Teach For America before applying? Attend their Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, Nov. 12th at 6:00pm. Click here to RSVP

Five Things You Need to Do Before You Apply for that Spring Internship

By: Janel Abrahami

Janel AbrahamiJanel Abrahami is a May 2014 graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s Applied Psychology program. She currently serves the NBCUniversal intern population as a Campus 2 Career Assistant and a catalyst for early career development.You can find her talking about all things work on Twitter and LinkedIn

So you found the perfect spring internship and you’re ready to apply! Or are you? Read on to make sure you’ve done these five things before you hit “Submit.”

Know your stuff

A hiring manager can tell immediately if an applicant is familiar with their company or not- and this can make or break their hiring decision. Do your extensive research on the company’s background, its clients, its leaders, its revenue sources- everything that makes a company tick. Not only will you be making a more informed decision about applying to this company (are you actually that passionate about their mission statement?), you will also be able to more effectively express the value you could add to the company in your cover letter or an interview.

Optimize your resume

If you are applying for a position at a large company, chances are high that they use an Applicant Tracking System to accumulate the hundreds of resumes that they receive. These are often referred to as “black holes,” and for good reason- it can be very easy for your resume to fall through the cracks and never see the light of day (or a recruiter’s eyes). But there is hope, and it comes in the form of keyword searches. Recruiters can search through pages of resumes to find those with certain keywords (e.g. “javascript” or “affiliate marketing”). Optimize your resume by including a few keywords from the online job description that are relevant to your experience.

Polish and shine

Once the content of your resume is ATS-friendly, make sure the format is recruiter-friendly. This means one-page of relevant experience, clearly defined sections for education and skills, and appropriate contact information (no email addresses from middle school or embarrassing voice mail recordings!).

Connect the dots

I don’t need to tell you that #networking is one of the best ways to get your foot in the door, but it is something that internship applicants often fumble with. First, use LinkedIn to see if you know anyone connected to the company you’re applying to. Once you’ve found them, either message them through LinkedIn or email them personally (whichever you think would be more appropriate). Briefly tell them that you are applying for X position at Y company, and ask them if they could recommend someone for you to send your resume to. Do not ask them to forward your resume themselves- if they are willing to do this, they will offer in their reply. Once you have a contact at the company, you’re ready to…

Make it personal

….reach out to them with a brief but personalized message expressing your interest in the position. Attach your resume and cover letter, and mention your referee’s name in the first line of your email. Then, relax with the assurance that you’ve already out yourself ahead of other applicants.

Do you have your own application checklist? Is there something else you’d include here? Share with us in the comments.

About On-Campus Recruitment  

On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) is one of the many ways for NYU juniors, seniors, and graduate students to discover job and internship opportunities. Through OCR, employers come to the Wasserman Center to interview students. 

To obtain access to OCR, you must attend both a mandatory OCR Orientation and an Acing the Interview seminar (find upcoming dates and times on NYU CareerNet).

Important Spring Deadlines for On-Campus Recruitment (OCR):
  • The first resume drops for Spring OCR positions begin November 17th
  • First deadline to apply is December 2nd
  • Interviews begin January 20th(the week before classes begin)
Learn more about On-Campus Recruitment by clicking here!

Reflections on Work-Life Balance: Finding “Balance” Through Work that Matters

By: Lisa Krauthamer, Managing Director of Northeast Recruitment for Teach For America

Lisa was a 2005 Atlanta corps member in which she taught second grade. Following her time in the classroom she joined Teach For America’s recruitment team to bring more great people into classrooms and the larger movement to end educational inequity. She currently oversees campus recruitment in the northeast. She graduated from Cornell in 2004 with a degree in policy analysis and management.

Countless commentaries have been published over the last few years seeking to explain and understand the millennial generation. Generally defined as people born between 1980 and 1995, we (disclosure: I am one, though I am a child of the early 1980’s) are said to have a new and different perspective on jobs and the workplace—as well as how these components fit into our lives outside of work.

I have had the pleasure of attending the Wasserman Center’s spring conference for employers the past few years and each year brings more fascinating discussion on millennials.   At a recent conference, a speaker from Universum Global–an organization that surveys students and young professionals about their career aspirations, preferences in the work place, and ideal place to work—reported the results of a recent survey. For three consecutive years, the survey–which queried a huge sample of over 65,000 students—found that millennials seek work-life balance over all else.

But what does work-life balance mean to us and where can we find it? I, like other millennials, interpret work-life balance differently than previous generations. Instead of defining it as having enough time for one’s work and personal/family life, millennials see it as flexible hours and the workplace feeling like a second home–a blurred line between work and one’s personal life.  For me, work-life balance has much to do with whether I am living out my values and passions through my work. When I feel my work is an extension of things I care deeply about, I feel in balance because I have not been forced to choose one over another. Indeed, my work and personal lives are intertwined. The same is true of many colleagues and friends who are of the millennial generation; when they are doing the work that feels important and impactful to them, they feel in balance.

As a newly-minted college graduate and Teach for America corps member teaching elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia, I struggled at first to find this balance.  The work was difficult and the hours long. But, I was making a direct impact on students—and I was living out my values of justice, equity, and hard work each day.  For me, this brought the balance I was seeking, with my personal and professional values aligned. I have continued my efforts to achieve that balance in my current role, where I help to recruit new Teach For America corps members. I encourage and challenge my fellow millennials out there to consider work-life balance in a similar way: that is, do work that brings you joy, is meaningful to you and the world, and is impactful. With my bias clearly showing, I believe one of the best ways to do this is through Teach for America, which affords the opportunity to work to combat the inequities in our educational system.

I encourage you to check out this video about how you can bring what you are good at and what brings you joy and meaning into a classroom

Are you interested in working for Teach For America? The next deadline to apply  is October 24th.

Teach For America Corps Member ID 945669

Looking for a post-grad job with meaning? Join the 223 NYU alumni who started their careers with Teach For America—and work from inside and outside the education sector to help make a great education a reality for all. TFA is growing the force of leaders committed to ensuring that all kids have an education that expands their opportunities and gives them more choices in life. You have the power to drive change in the classroom and beyond. Choose more and apply
 to the 2015 Teach For America corps. To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org and the Teach For America at NYU Facebook page.

Required to apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree by June 2015
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States, or have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Candidates of all backgrounds, academic majors, and career interests encouraged to apply
  • No educational coursework or certification required to apply


Meet the Panelists: Arts Professions Panel

Meet the Panelists: Arts Professions Panel, Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30-1:30 with Joe Kluger

On Tuesday, October 21st, the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development will host an Arts Professions Panel for students who are interested in the arts, design and entertainment industries. One of the panelists for the event will be Joe Kluger, a Principal of WolfBrown. Joe holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from NYU and a B.A. in Music from Trinity College in Hartford.

We asked Mr. Kluger for his personal career advice for students who want to work in the arts. His advice:

  • Do something you are really good at and that matches your strength.
  • Do something you love (i.e. in an art form you’re passionate about).
  • Be clear about what your work parameters and values are.
  • Maintain patience and perseverance in the pursuit of short and long-term career goals that you set for yourself.
  • Remain flexible and open to new opportunities.

Before his consulting career, Joe was the President of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, where he helped develop the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and raised over $130 million for endowment. Among many leadership positions he holds, Joe is an internationally recognized expert in the use of technology to accomplish strategic objectives in the arts. He has provided advice in this area to organizations such as the League of American Orchestras and OPERA America and their members.

If you’re interested in the arts, make sure to RSVP for the Arts Professions Panel (Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30-1:30) through NYU CareerNet!

Mu Sigma – Grow fast in this innovative work environment!

Author: Prashant Suryakumar

Back in 2008 when I was graduating from the UT MBA program, I had a choice to make – continue in telecom and join a Fortune 500 organization in the economic modeling team, or take a chance on a Data Analytics consulting startup. Fortunately for me my desire to try consulting gave me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone and join Mu Sigma. Boy – has it been a ride over the last 6 years! I’ve had numerous “company building” experiences, opportunities to directly interact with CXOs, manage 100+ member teams and run a $10+ million P&L, while helping the company grow 30X in revenues.

They say one in ten startups succeed, and perhaps my circumstances were different from today – So in preparation for this blog post, I decided to interview a few of my colleagues who joined Mu Sigma as part of the MSU 2013 batch.

(All fresh hires, irrespective of background are sent to our Austin office for a 6 week bootcamp conducted by the Mu Sigma University, where the basics of problem solving, advanced statistics and business are taught followed by real world consulting engagement exercises. You then go to your client location where, a combination of self-learning modules, live engagements, mentors and client interactions harden your newfound decision sciences skills.)

Here’s a synthesis of experiences they had, and you should expect if you choose to join Mu Sigma.

  • Drink out of a fire hose: Mu Sigma is a learning organization, we prioritize learning over knowing. What few people realize before joining is the breadth of learning. You will learn statistics, presentation skills, problem solving across multiple industries through first principle thinking, and extensive research. In parallel you learn how to work with clients, people management, and most importantly time management. Work will fill as much time you give it, and in the process you learn about yourself and your limits.

  • Work with a Smart Diverse crowd: Candidates are selected from the top schools in the US based on their clarity of thought and ability to learn. Expect a lot of debates!

  • Work with global teams: Ever played the game Telephone? Working with teams around the world is playing telephone in real life. Ensuring this works well requires communication through multiple channels and is an exercise in being precise in setting expectations, but broad while giving context.

  • Very high exposure / responsibility: Within 8 weeks of joining Mu Sigma, you should be expected to interact with middle management of Fortune 100 clients, providing recommendations on multimillion dollar decisions. No pressure.

  • Appreciation of failures: the training program, and most of the first year is a sandbox to learn, fail and learn again. There is significant support both in the US and from India operations to help you in your projects. All that is expected is initiative.

Mu Sigma is like a college after college. The ecosystem is young, energetic and constantly evolving. From what I have seen, there couldn’t be a better transition from university to corporate life.

If you are interested in exploring Mu Sigma some more or leaving behind a footprint in the Mu Sigma story, visit us at

http://www.mu-sigma.com/analytics/people/careers/Americas.html to learn more.


In Case You Missed It: Day In The Life at SThree Careers

Did you miss Ana-Maria’s day as a Recruiter at @SThreeCareers! If so, click on the image below for a recap.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Apply for their openings on CareerNet: Job ID 933098.

Manna Project International

Taylor Brown is the US Coordinator at Manna Project International. Here, she provides some insight into her position and the work of the organization. Be sure to check out @NYUWassEmployer tomorrow, 4/29, as Manna Project will be guest tweeting our Day in the Life series.

I became involved with Manna Project International as a college sophomore. As a summer intern in Ecuador, I had the opportunity to give practical experience to my international politics and economics degree. Eager to continue the work in which I became involved, I returned to Ecuador as a Program Director as soon as I completed my undergraduate education at Middlebury College. I have had the opportunity to be involved in programs at all three sites (Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala), and now I work with various university chapters of Manna Project, and dialogue with prospective Program Directors.

What is Manna Project?
Manna Project International (MPI) is a nonprofit organization that connects college students, recent graduates and young professionals with communities in Latin America where they can apply their passions, experience, and education. With the vision of communities serving communities, MPI’s model is a collaborative community-based approach to development stressing three organizational pillars: holistic approach, community focus and leadership development. At our sites in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, groups of year-long Program Directors live and work together implementing a range of education, health and livelihood community development programs.

What is holistic community development?
In the development community, the word “sustainability” gets thrown around often. For Manna Project, sustainability can only be obtained by taking on development from a multitude of angles. For example, we have a math and literacy program for primary school children in Nicaragua, but if the students are not healthy, they will not be able to focus on their studies. To this end, MPI Nicaragua developed the “Comedor” program, which focuses on nutrition and dental hygiene. Given our holistic approach, Manna has a variety of programs that promote health, education, and business.

Manna Project also utilizes the unique skill set that each Program Director offers. We have medical school students who primarily focus on the clinics and child development program in Nicaragua, international finance graduates who have pushed the micro-finance program in Ecuador to new heights, and environmentally minded PDs in Guatemala that partnered with a local NGO to construct an addition to a primary school made from plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash. Each Program Director’s passion keeps Manna moving forward, adopting new programs, and encouraging the community to become more involved running these programs in order to build sustainable change.

Day in the Life: MPI Nicaragua
Founded in 2004, the MPI site in Managua, Nicaragua has grown exponentially since its inception. MPIN runs a number of education programs, from math and literacy, to English, to health education and basic hygiene. There also exists a micro-finance program, where small loans are given to budding businesses in the community. MPIN also works with young children to promote child development and growth in underdeveloped communities that lack access to healthcare facilities. We are present in two clinics, one of which was recently constructed in partnership with Florida State University’s medical school in Cedro Galán, the community in which many of our programs take place. MPIN also partners with Lacrosse the Nations to build leadership and confidence through sport.

Day in the Life: MPI Ecuador
Manna Project expanded to the Chillos Valley of Ecuador in 2007. The majority of our programs in Ecuador take place in our “Centro”, located on the corner of four communities within the Chillos Valley. Education programs include English, computer technology classes, art class, and nutrition to both adults and students in a local high school. The Centro also offers exercise classes five days a week, and is open each afternoon for anyone in the community to stop by. At 2:30 pm every day, the neighborhood children run into the library to play educational games and interact with Program Directors. The micro-finance program took off in 2012, providing loans to small businesses in surrounding communities. The success stories from these small businesses are inspiring, and Manna is already on its third cycle of loans, with 100% payback so far.

Day in the Life: MPI Guatemala
The newest of Manna Project’s sites, Guatemala was integrated into the community of Chaquijyá in 2010. The majority of MPIG’s programs are education based, and take place in the two local primary schools. What really differentiates Chaquijyá from the other communities in which Manna exists is that the primary language of the community is a Mayan dialect called Kaqchikel. Given the bilingual nature of the community, teachers, parents, and students alike are very interested in learning English. Other education programs include art, health, and environmental education. Program Directors are constantly running programs in the local schools and alongside other local organizations in Guatemala.

Spirit of the Program Director
Our Program Directors boast a variety of backgrounds, but all of them come to Manna with a passion for the work we do. Across the board, they are:
•    Open to new experiences
•    Flexible (we are on Latin American time)
•    Creative
•    Self-starters
•    Passionate
•    Relationship builders

Apply today on CareerNet for the International Program Director Internship position. (NYU CareerNet ID 925524)
For more information on Manna Project programs, or for information on how to become involved, please don’t hesitate to email me at taylor.brown@mannaproject.org or visit our website: www.mannaproject.org

In Case You Missed It: Day in the Life with TheBach.com

Did you miss Joanne’s day as Founder of TheBach.com? If so, click on the logo below for a recap.

Sound like a place you’d like to intern? Apply on CareerNet, Job ID 927783.