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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.

March Madness: Career & Employment Tournament Bracket

March Madness and the NCAA Basketball Tournaments are upon us! As you settle in to watch and cheer on your favorite men’s and women’s teams through this month’s non-stop blitz of exciting action, take the time to also think of your career and employment plans. A lot of you may be filling out brackets and hoping to predict the correct winners. Think about the same thing for your career. Like Florida, Arizona, or Wichita State on the men’s side and UConn, Tennessee, and Notre Dame on the women’s side, you probably have career and industry favorites. It’s easy and painless to advance these favorites through your bracket, but it takes a little time and research to pick some upsets. What kind of jobs and careers are your underdogs? Who are those Albanys, Florida Gulf Coasts, and Cardiac Pack teams that can come up out of nowhere to capture your focus and attention?

So, this March, don’t just pick a safe tournament bracket and don’t just settle for the same types of career exploration. Be bold in your search and match your skills, qualifications, and interests to some other, untapped potential career matches. Check out CareerNet for our latest seminars and industry expos, make an appointment with a career coach to help evaluate options, or take a few minutes to see where NYU grads end up professionally.

It’s called March Madness for a reason. Don’t play it safe…explore and research!

What Can You Do With A Major In Psychology?

A question that many of us have wondered! Sure, you may know that psychology majors can go on to be psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors. However, did you know that some other top professions that psychology majors go on to pursue include research specialists, market researchers, and probation officers? Not only do psychology majors go on to work for themselves in private practice, but they also work for businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government offices.

A great resource to learn more about what to do with your psych major, is Jennifer Horowitz’s book, “What Can You Do With A Major In Psychology? Your Guide to Exciting and Fulfilling Careers”. If you are a psychology major or considering majoring in psychology, this book will help you choose a career that is both financially and personally rewarding. Topics include grad school, networking, and making the most of your university time.

Before you start reading, take note of three important messages that come across in this book:

1. Relax, take your time and think about what major is best for you.

2. A major does not equal a career.

3. The job market is ever changing, there’s no magic major that will assure success.

To learn more, check out Horowitz’s book here.

Wasserman Center Meet Ups

Informational interviews can be a great way to develop your career path: allowing you a chance to gain insight into a job field and to make some new connections. However, if you don’t know what to expect or how to prepare, it can be a stressful situation. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your informational interview.

Do:

  1. Research the company and the role. You want to keep informational interviews pretty short (about 30 minutes), so make sure that you’re using your time during the interview to learn some insider details about the job or the company. A good resource can be the Vault Career Insider, which can be accessed through your home page on CareerNet.
  2. Bring a resume. Even though you aren’t asking for a job (more on that later!), you want to let the interviewer get a good picture of your experience so they can give you information and advice that’s most relevant to you. This also can help them remember details about you if you maintain a relationship with the interviewer.
  3. Prepare questions that really interest you. Reflect on what matters to you in a job – hours, mobility, culture, etc. Some common questions are: What do you see as the potential for growth in this field? What can I do now to help me find employment in this field? What do you like about your career and what don’t you like about it?

Don’t:

  1. Ask for a job, internship, or interview. The interviewer granted you the informational interview as a chance for learning and networking, and if you turn it into a job hunt it will likely turn them off and hurt your reputation. After the interviewer gets to know you, it’s possible that they will keep you in mind for future hiring needs. But now is not the time.
  2. Show up without a goal in mind. If you don’t have a clear purpose for the interview, your questions and interactions might seem disjointed. Before the interview, think about what you really want to achieve: build professional contacts, learn how to break into a field, decide what role might be best for you, etc.
  3. Come too early. An informational interview usually benefits you more than it benefits the interviewer, so you don’t want to assume too much of their time. Stick to the schedule as much as possible.

Not sure that your informational interviewing skills are up to par? Schedule an appointment with a career counselor or come to a Wasserman Meet Up for a chance to chat with Wasserman staff and employers in a relaxed setting.

Meet Ups are coming up on Friday February 28, Tuesday March 11, and Thursday March 27. Click the links for more details and to RSVP.

In case you missed it: A Day in the Life NYU Stern and ABS Partners

Have you ever wonder what its like to work in Real Estate? Want to see what a day in the life is like? Catch up with Ash, an Associate in the Tech and Creative Division by clicking the logo below.

Don’t stop there. Curious to know what its like to be an upperclassman? Follow Kim, an NYUStern junior, through her busy schedule by clicking on the NYU Stern logo.

Don’t forget to follow us @NYUWassEmployer for more guest tweets! And follow us @NYUWasserman for more career related information!

Meet the Peers!

Peers in Careers (Peers) are NYU Wasserman’s undergraduate peer educators on campus who help support and promote the mission of The Wasserman Center for Career Development. The Peers specifically target underclass students by bringing programs and resources to them in the residence halls and other on-campus locations with the purpose of providing basic career advising and information about NYU Wasserman’s resources.

Meet 6 of our peers today…

Nia Kiara England

Sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences, Journalism and Psychology double major

If you could spend two weeks at any of the NYU study away sites, which would you pick and why?

If I could spend 2 weeks at any study abroad site it would be Sydney, Australia because I am fascinated by the culture and natural scenery.

Describe your strangest/funniest work experience (where you worked, your role, how you found it, what you learned, a funny story, etc.)? 

My strangest work experience was probably being a bill collector for an alarm company at the age of 14; people would always assume it was a prank phone call and hang up.

If you could have any job in the world, what and where would it be? 

If I could have any job in the world it would be a legal commentator for a major television network like CNN, ABC, or Fox. It is my dream to be paid to investigate and discuss legal hot topics.

 

                                                      Belinda Eg

Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, 2014

Where have you lived other than NYC? Would you live there again and why/why not?

I have lived in Singapore, Taiwan, and California. I would definitely live in Singapore again because it’s always sunny, shorts and a tee all year round!

If you could spend two weeks at any of the NYU study away sites, which would you pick and why?

I would go to London because I have only been there when I was young and I don’t even remember it. I would’ve liked to go during the Olympics.

What’s your best tip for making a great first impression at a new job/internship?

Make sure you give it your all and if you finish your work/don’t have any work, ask your supervisor or co-workers what they need help on; it shows that you want to contribute as much as you can during your duration.

 

Hillary Lee

Undecided (Pre-Health), CAS, Class of 2015

Describe your strangest/funniest work experience (where you worked, your role, how you found it, what you learned, a funny story, etc.)

The 5am shift on Black Friday at Target – it’s a mad house.

Who is your celebrity hero and why?
Emma Stone!  Mainly because she’s a celebrity but she doesn’t act like she’s better than the public.
What’s the best advice about NYU you ever received, and who was it from?
Sometimes it’s OK to just take a deep breath and calm yourself.  If you’re running late to class, stop checking your watch every block because no matter how many times you look, it won’t make you get there any faster.  My RA told me this as I was stressing about my classes 🙂
What is the best class you have taken at NYU and why?
Intro to Computer Programming.  Although I’m premed, I still have the freedom to choose whatever major I want.  Because of this freedom, I have been very indecisive and haven’t been able to find anything that I can say truly interests me – until I took this class.  It really opened up my options and now I’m thinking about majoring in Computer Science.
What’s the hardest/weirdest/funniest question you’ve ever been asked on an interview?
If you could be any animal what would you be and why.
What’s your best tip for making a great first impression at a new job/internship?
Dress to impress!  First impressions do matter and appearances play a key role in this.  Don’t be too casual or wear too much jewelry.
Where have you lived other than NYC? Would you live there again and why/why not?
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and I love it there.  Sure, there aren’t as many places to go but it’s a nice change from the rustling and bustling of NYC.

 

Andy C. Ng

Liberal Studies, English, double-minor in Global and Urban Education Studies & Social Entrepreneurship, 2015

Who is your celebrity hero and why?
I absolutely adore Anderson Cooper. To me, there is no one more professional, dedicated and focused to their career.  Though he comes from one of the nation’s wealthiest families, he has shown immense compassion for the struggles experienced by peoples around the world. He handles himself with dignity, yet is still charming and undeniably cute.
What’s your best tip for making a great first impression at a new job/internship?
Be passionate, engaged, and yourself. Your employer may have hired you due to your experience and professionalism, but what sticks in peoples’ mind is how you interact with them. Have a conversation where you share some outside interests, ask questions and don’t be afraid to highlight your humorous side.
If you could have any job in the world, what and where would it be?
Editor in Chief of a men’s fashion magazine such as Details or GQ. I would get to do everything I love: write, art direction, delegating tasks and overseeing large projects, and wearing nice clothes. Plus, this job wouldn’t be stationary; it would require constant travel from NYC to Paris to Milan – any place that has a runway.

Gabriela Marano
Economics Major with a Business Studies and Mathematics Minor at New York University College of Arts and Sciences 2015
What’s the best advice about NYU you ever received, and who was it from? 
BE PROACTIVE! As awesome as the comfort of your residence hall can be, there is so much to do and to get involved in once you put yourself out there!

If you could have any job in the world, what and where would it be?

I’ve always wanted to be a Queen’s Guard. NYU London, here I come!
What’s your best piece of resume advice?
Update your resume often.  It will help you keep track of your specific duties and accomplishments so that it remains the best representation of you and all that you have to offer.
Le-Jeune
Nursing, College of Nursing, 2014
Funniest work experience?
I was an America Reads tutor freshman year. I tutored Pre-K students. My students had “Bieber fever”. During lunch or snack time they would always sing the chorus of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” song.Best piece of advice about NYU I’ve ever received?
Was from an upperclassman I met freshmen year.  “Never use being a commuter as an excuse to not get involved on campus.” This piece of advice really stood out to me because I am a commuter student and I didn’t want to feel as if I wasn’t part of NYU’s community. I’m happy I took that person’s advice.Oddest question I’ve been asked on an interview?
“If your life had a theme-song what would it be? and why?” – I was really surprised by this question for two reasons 1. it’s not your average interview question and 2. there are so many songs I love and it was really hard for me to pick just one. I decided on Hero by Mariah Carey because it’s such a beautiful, motivational song and the lyric, “a hero lies in you” is very powerful!

#iamlimitless… Because I Know How to Use the Wasserman Coffee Machines

Ever wonder how to use those seeming complex coffee machines in the Wasserman Student Cafe? Let Westley Wasserman, our newest WasserTube star, help you navigate this and more through our CareerBites series!

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