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In Case You Missed It: Day in the Life at Manna Project

Did you miss a Program Director’s Day in the Life with Manna Project International? If so, click on the logo below for a recap.

Does @mannaproject sound like a place you’d like to work. Apply now on CareerNet, Job ID: 925524 and 929737.

International Student Discussion About Internships

On Thursday, April 17, Jinyue Zhang, a Masters student in the Management and Systems program at SCPS attended a special workshop hosted by the NYU Wasserman Center @SCPS called “Succeeding in Your Internship: International Student Roundtables”.

During the event, students had an opportunity to meet with NYU-SCPS international alumni and second-year graduate students who have interned at fantastic companies. The guests were settled at one of the roundtables, and eight or nine students as a small group asked questions and learned about the background of the guests. The discussion rotated every eight minutes. Soon after the rotation started, both the students and the guests became highly focused on the discussion. And after an hour and a half of talking and laughing, everyone found they gained great insight from the guests and generated a clearer direction about their internship search.

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Here is some of the valuable advice offered forth by the special guests.

Tips about searching for the internship:

1.     Be fully prepared: “Spend 80% of your time building skills and your personal brand.” Said Mark Li (graduate degree in Integrated Marketing). Success is the accumulation of everyday effort. There are many things to do before you worry about how to network. You can sit down in the library to work on a resume that can highlight all your skills. You can read newspapers and blogs to become more familiar with the culture and job market in the US. You can also try to write a blog, or even an eBook, just to show your expertise in the specific industry.

2.     Be proactive: What’s the next thing you should do after the preparation work? Networking. That’s when you can show your knowledge, and impress people around you. Having a positive attitude is crucial. This is also important for an interview. During the interview, always remember to be confident, ask questions and be humble about learning.

3.     Take advantage of the resources: Luckily, there are plenty of resources we can use as NYU students. Search information on NYU CareerNet, make an appointment with one of the great career coaches, or join the Mentor Network. Finally, the use of LinkedIn cannot be overemphasized. Building a professional profile and participating in specific groups on LinkedIn will always help.

Tips about relationship building:

1. Don’t be afraid to ask: When you are already a part of the company, never hesitate to ask questions. This is when a new stage of networking begins. People are always glad to answer thoughtful questions. By asking questions, you’re able to have a better understanding of the corporate culture, and maybe gain more hands-on experience.

2. Dealing with culture shock: Many international students find themselves facing great differences in the working culture here. However, when you are knocking your head against the wall trying to fit into the new culture, don’t forget you have your own culture to help showcase your personality. For instance, instead of drinking coffee, Bill Yao (second-year M.S. Sports Business candidate) always makes himself a cup of tea in the office. And surprisingly, he found that people started a good conversation with him about Chinese tea.

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As a first-year international graduate student in SCPS, I found this event more interesting and helpful than any others I’ve been to. More importantly, when talking to the second-year graduate students, I can’t help but think about what my career path will be by this time next year. Looking at what others have achieved will always motivate you to work harder. If you didn’t have a chance to attend this event, don’t miss another workshop like this in the future!

What’s Next: Politics and International Relations

What’s Next: Politics and International Relations

Wednesday, September 25th, 5:00 – 6:30pm.

Spotlight on a panelist.

Alexander Habib:

Alexander Habib specializes in executing comprehensive public affairs campaigns, providing strategic and crisis communications services and managing political and governmental relations for clients.

He’s been described as a “Rising Star” in New Jersey Politics by NY Observer’s PolitickerNJ and has been featured on CBS-3 (Philadelphia). He’s also a regular commentator on NJTV’s “Political Roundtable” and WWOR/My9’s “New Jersey Now”.

Formerly, Alexander was Chief of Staff to a member of the NJ General Assembly, serving as senior policy advisor on issues related, but not limited to, regulatory oversight, consumer affairs, health policy, education, public finance, administrative reforms, public employee pension & benefit reforms and the environment. He also served as chief aide to the Chairs of both the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Regulatory Oversight & Gaming Committees.

His political counsel remains sought after, having worked as a field operative, communications director, campaign manager and senior campaign advisor for several campaigns throughout New Jersey. His work on the 2008 election cycle landed him an honorable mention in the Washington Post. Most recently, he served as a senior campaign advisor to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and went on to serve on his transition team for budgetary and fiscal operations.

Alexander has experience managing various public issues campaigns, ballot initiatives and public relations campaigns for both political and public policy initiatives. He manages accounts within Beckerman’s public affairs and professional services groups and provides clients with strategic messaging and political reputation counsel.

Alexander received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Philosophy from Rowan University. He briefly studied European Politics, Security and Conflict at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and received his Masters of Public Administration in Health Policy from the Wagner School at New York University.

Want to learn more and meet other great panelists? Come to What’s Next: Politics and International Relations on Wednesday, September 25th at 5pm!

Resource of the Week: International Jobs Center

Resource Name: International Jobs Center

Where to find it: Log in to your NYU CareerNet account and select the Document Library under Resources. Select “International Career Employment Weekly” or go to www.internationaljobs.org

What it is: International Jobs Center is a site that offers international professionals job opportunities around the world.  It contains all the information for job openings in a multitude of areas such as intergovernmental organizations, engineering firms, corporations involved in international trade and finance, student exchange organizations and much more.

Who it is good for: It’s a fantastic resource for job or internship seekers with an international background, people looking for an international job or internship, and of course international employers.

Why you should use it: You shouldn’t mistake it for an employment agency, because it’s not. It’s a valuable resource in that it has a wide array of international fields.  While you can’t apply through the site itself, International Jobs Center provides each employer’s information, job requirements, what they’re looking for in a candidate, and lastly how to apply for the position.   It’s helpful in that you have all the information you need to apply for a specific job compiled in one, easily accessible place.

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What now, Wasserman? The Overseas Job Search

After studying abroad and traveling through Europe, I think I’d like to work abroad when I graduate. This seems a daunting task as job hunting is tough enough already. How do I search for jobs overseas? What now, Wasserman?

-Apprehensive Abroad

Dear Apprehensive,

While it may seem a herculean endeavor, finding work abroad is actually more feasible now than ever. First things first, you need to think long and hard about where you want to go. There is a lot to consider in deciding on a country to live and work in. Before getting on a plane with a stack of resumes, you need to first do extensive research on the country you are considering. A work permit is necessary to be legally employed, so you will need to research your chosen country’s policies ahead of time.

Make sure your resume is appropriate for the country you will be applying for jobs in. International resumes differ from domestic resumes and you need to ensure you are submitting an appropriate CV. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to be certain it is the correct length and includes any additional information they may expect.

So you have your country picked out and your resume updated.. what now? Fortunately, the Wasserman Center has a vast array of resources available to help you find work abroad. Start by visiting the global resources on our website, or information and job listings for countries around the world. You can also access the GoingGlobal database through NYU CareerNet, which contains more than 80,000 pages of information from work visas to employment trends and everything in between. Ready to apply for that dream job now? Good luck! Buona fortuna! Bonne chance!