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November Spotlight: Networking!

Do your networking skills need disaster relief? Check out Wasserman’s networking resources!

October left us with a lot to clean up! We made it through the difficulty of Hurricane Sandy, and are ready to kick off Networking November! Over 80% of jobs are found through networking, so it is crucial that you have these skills mastered. Practicing networking and putting yourself in situations to practice these skills will set you apart from the massive pool of applicants many job postings will receive. Whether you are an extrovert who is extremely comfortable working the crowd, or an introvert who would prefer crafting a well thought out e-mail, putting yourself out there is imperative.

Luckily, the Wasserman Center provides you with a plethora of resources and opportunities to ensure you can master these skills!

VIRTUAL RESOURCES

It is great (especially for introverts) to begin the networking process online. However, keep in mind that to be the most effective it is important to go beyond the computer screen and toward speaking to contacts in real life settings.

Mentor Network: The Mentor Network is accessed through your NYU CareerNet account, and is a database of professionals who have expressed interest in supporting NYU students in their career development. Fore more information, and to gain access, come to the Wasserman Center during walk-in hours.

Wasserman Center Student and Alumni Career Connections LinkedIn Group: This group consists of over 5,000 members, and offers you the opportunity to begin discussions or network individually with NYU alumni!

IN-PERSON RESOURCES

When networking in any capacity you want to make sure you are being professional, and not overly aggressive.  A career counselor can help you with an individualized approach to networking in the industries and organizations you are hoping to target.

Employer Information Sessions: There’s a fine line between being assertive and being aggressive. Make sure that you let other people speak and contribute to the conversation in a reasonable manner. If you don’t feel like there’s a chance to communicate as much as you would like with an employer, get the employer’s business card and follow up with a thoughtful e-mail. You can even ask to meet for coffee to further discuss how you can make yourself a competitive applicant for his/her organization. So many employers tell us that 200 people will be at their information session, and only 2-3 people will follow up afterwards. Make sure to take the time to do so! To find out when the next Information Sessions are taking place you can go to Events > Information Sessions in your NYU CareerNet account.

Social Media and Networking for Your Job Search Seminars: This seminar is facilitated by NYU Wasserman Center staff, and give you the opportunity to learn how to professionally leverage social media for a productive job search. To find out when the next seminar is taking place, go to Events > Seminars in NYU CareerNet..

Wasserman Special Events: Events like our Boot Camp Series, and plethora of graduate student events offer numerous opportunities to meet with employers and practice your networking skills! We try our best to always have a great cross-section of employers so that there is someone who could be useful to anyone’s career interests!

Networking November has officially begun! We’ll continue to discuss networking tools and resources to help you network your way to the job of your dreams.

Expedia: A Global Company

Information Session: Tuesday, October 30th @ 5:00pm-6:30pm
NYU-SCPS Building, 7 East 12th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 321
Apply for the Revenue Specialist (Job ID: 870538) &
Revenue Specialist Intern (Job ID: 870539)
RSVP & Apply on NYU CareerNet!

A little bit about our company:

We are the leading global travel company with brands such as Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Hotwire.
Our Mission is “to revolutionize travel through the power of technology”.
30 Localized websites and outreach to 70 countries worldwide and growing!
We have 11,000 employees worldwide in more than 50 offices worldwide.

More about what we do:

Expedia, Inc. brands cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning, and booking travel, from choosing the best airplane seat, to reading personal travel reviews of hotels, to planning what to do in a destination once you arrive. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio serves both leisure and business travelers with tastes and budgets ranging from modest to luxury. Expedia delivers consumer travel demand from nearly every continent to nearly 155,000 hotels and hundreds of airlines, tour operators, car rental companies and destination services supply partners.

FIND YOURS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ThzdsnXeE28

Get to know some team members:

Scott Redding

“Hi there!  My name is Scott Redding and I am a Revenue Specialist in the New York City market. I graduated from Penn State University in 2006 and have worked in several facets in hotel operations during my career. Outside of work, I have an affinity for travel and the hospitality industry; from a great bar or restaurant to planning a vacation somewhere around the globe, I love it all.  Expedia has an extremely global focus in regards to careers and travel, which peaked my interest when I was considering a new path in the industry. My hospitality career has taken me through a few unique cities around the U.S. and I am ecstatic that it brought me to NYC with Expedia.  The opportunity to grow & travel with this company has motivated me in so many ways.  I’d love to chat with you about our teams in 50 offices around the world!”

Debra Stock

“Hi! My name is Debra Stock and I’m currently an Expedia Market Manager in New York City. It became clear to me that I wanted to work for a global company when I was an intern for Expedia in Dallas the summer after my junior year in college. When I graduated from Cornell University in 2010, I moved to Washington DC to work with the hotels on behalf of the Expedia brands.  About a year and a half ago I moved to New York City to work with hotels in Manhattan.  Expedia has such a significant global presence which allows my team to bring customers from all over the world to the hotels in NYC.  I help put together strategies to stimulate international business and work with Expedia teams around the globe. I’m looking forward to visiting the Expedia offices in Paris and Shanghai next year! I’d love to meet you and tell you a bit more about what I do!”