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Take a Sneak Peek at Next Week’s Arts Professions Panel!

In preparation for our Arts Professionals Panel (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development), taking place on Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 7:30pm at The Wasserman Center, get to know three of our featured panelists below!

Jennifer Tepper is a Musical Theatre Historian and Producer. She is currently the Director of Programming for 54 Below, Broadway’s #1 concert venue. She was recently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Davenport Theatrical, with Broadway credits including Macbeth, The Performers, and Godspell. Tepper has also worked on shows including [title of show] on Broadway, the world premiere of the musical Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova, Tony Kushner’s iHo, and Things To Ruin. She is the co-creator and writer of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute which celebrates underappreciated musicals. In addition, Tepper is Managing Editor of The Best Plays Theater Yearbook. Her first book, The Untold Stories of Broadway, featuring stories about each Broadway theater as told by over 200 theatre professionals, will be released by Dress Circle Publishing in fall of 2013.

Evelina Iaconis graduated from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in May 2013.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture and Communication with fields of study in “Images and Screen Studies” and “Technology and Society.”  While in school, she interned at several companies such as Bonnier Corporation, Abrams Books, Disney-ABC Television Group, and Viacom.  After graduation, she was offered a job at VH1’s Production Management department.  She is currently a Production Assistant working on VH1’s in-house shows such as “40 Greatest Viral Videos”, “40 Funniest Fails” and “Best Week Ever”.  Her dream is to one day become a television/film producer.

Rachel Marder graduated from Tisch in 2008.  While in school she interned at a handful of artist management companies while also working other part time paid jobs in offices and an off-Broadway theater.  Since graduation she has worked at Def Mix, a house music management company as well as Sony/ATV Music Publishing, licensing music for commercial use.  She currently works in Business Development at Scratch Music Group, a company that focuses on the growing demand for DJs in unique and creative spaces.

RSVP for the  Arts Professionals Panel TODAY! (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development), taking place on Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 7:30pm at The Wasserman Center, get to know three of our featured panelists below!

Arts Professionals Panel (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development)

Wednesday, October 2

6 to 7:30pm

The Wasserman Center, Presentation Room A

Guest Blogger: CYNY Internship Perspective

 

As an NYU student, it’s pretty much assumed that you’ll obtain an internship at some point during your undergraduate career. Whether your internship is a positive or negative experience is somewhat up to external factors, but I’d like to think it’s also greatly affected by how much control you take over the situation. As a Metropolitan Studies major within the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, I am required to complete a 2-credit internship along with a 2-credit seminar. My academic, professional, and personal passions have steered my focus towards the cause of education reform, and thus I secured an internship with City Year New York the spring semester of my junior year.

I knew vaguely what City Year was about as an organization; ten months of service focused on academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support for underserved public school kids who were mostly deemed high-risk. I applied for the position of “People & Operations Intern” because I liked that the job description mentioned finance and operational management, two areas in which I hope to someday work in to some capacity. It seemed like a pretty good fit as far as unpaid internships go.   What I didn’t know going into my internship with City Year New York was how much the combination of culture and relationships would push me to take on more responsibility than my role required and really grow as part of the team. My supervisor, Amanda Gulino, encouraged me from the get-go to be proactive and get as much as I wanted out of my time at City Year New York, and I didn’t hold back. It didn’t hurt that I meshed seamlessly with the Operations team, and thus was able to develop a trusting relationship that made staying on for the summer a no-brainer.

My role as the People & Operations Intern expanded with my hours, and I took on the responsibility of managing the hiring process for new interns as well as a good chunk of managing the budget from month to month.   All I had to do was communicate that these responsibilities were valuable to me and Amanda trained me to take them over and worked with me to make sure that I was learning and understood the context of these roles within the larger organization. Having such a multi-dimensional internship allowed my experience to surpass my expectations, and I [sadly] leave City Year with both higher expectations for future career experiences as well as a new sense of confidence that these are experiences are in my control and if I look for learning experiences, I will find them.

I would encourage any other students seeking meaningful experiences to apply for City Year New York if you think it’s a good fit, and certainly to be proactive so that your internship experience can have as large of an impact as mine did!

Apply to CYNY Internship in NYU CareerNet!

For more information, follow us at @NYUWassEmployer. On August 28th, City Year will be Tweeting from the account throughout the day.

What to Include on Your Resume

To include or not to include… how to decide what to list on your resume

As the summer draws to a close, our current and former graduate and undergraduate students may be ending summer internships, buckling down for their first major job search, or are even seeking promotions at their current company after graduating with a prestigious NYU degree.  Your job history, internships, leadership activities, and education are all important milestones that you will want to include on your resume- but should you?  In this blog post we will provide you with some basic guidelines for determining what information is relevant and intriguing to employers, and what experiences should not make the cut!

Your Resume is a Targeted Document

Your resume should be targeted and relevant to the opportunities you are seeking. This should be the guiding point for how you decide what to include on your resume. If you are seeking a position in marketing, is that part-time store clerk position you had 12 years ago going to be relevant? Probably not. Always refer to the job description and highlight your skills and accomplishments according to the job requirements.

What to Include for Education and Academic Information

As a general rule, when you move onto new points in your academic career, former stages of your life will become less relevant. For instance, you should only include high school information for a few years after you graduated from high school. If you are an upperclassman or older, high school information should not be included on your resume. As a graduate student, you should include less information about your undergraduate experiences (clubs, activities, coursework, etc.). If you are a professional with many years of work experience, you could also consider moving the education section down the page and starting your resume with your work experience.

How to Narrow Down Your Work Experience

For professionals with significant work experience, a good rule of thumb is to focus on your work experience from the past 10 years. The technology you used and skills you gained from a position you had over 10 years ago may not be as useful today. Of course, the 10-year guideline may not be applicable to all students, but it is often a good starting point for professionals with many years of work experience.

You can also consider adding headings to your experience section such as “Real Estate Experience” and “Additional Experience”. Highlight your industry-specific experience in the first section, and briefly summarize your other experience in the next section.

Emphasize Accomplishments

Even if you have over 20 years of experience, remember that it is important to focus on your accomplishments and not your years of experience. Focusing on accomplishments will also help you to remove unnecessary information from your resume – rather than focus on duties and responsibilities, describe your accomplishments and skills.

While these are guidelines to get you started, what should or shouldn’t be included on a resume is often dependent on the person’s specific situation. Stop by the Wasserman Center Walk-in Hours or schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to talk about how you should update your resume.

Looking for a part time job? You’ve come to the right place!

Hoping to gain some professional experience and make a few bucks in the meantime?   Wondering what exactly Federal Work Study means?  Curious about on and off campus opportunities?  You’ve come to the right place!   Check out our Wassertube video for step by step instructions on how to find part-time work on and off campus.  Want more details about Federal Work Study?  Check out our on-campus employment frequently asked questions for some answers.

 

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As always, follow us on Twitter @NYUWasserman to make the most of your part-time job search!