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DICP Student Profile: Kimberly Lopes

Kimberly Lopes

School: Stern

Grad Year: 2014

Summer 2013 Internship: Goldman Sachs – Corporate Treasury

What was the best part of the DICP program? Networking events (such as the Networking Breakfast where you get to meet professionals from various different fields) helped put the tips you have picked up from various workshops into action.

What is the most important lesson you learned from your involvement? Always talk to people, even if they are not in the field you are interested in because maybe they have a critical piece of advice that could change how you view recruiting or how your resume looks.

Why should other students apply to be in DICP? DICP is a great way to start networking and talking to people from different fields. The workshops that you attend help develop and sharpen skills that will help you find your way through the beginning of your career. Everyone you meet helps contribute to your development, so be sure to use the events that DICP offers to your benefit.

The NYU Diversity Internship & Career Preparation (D.I.C.P.) Program is a comprehensive, undergraduate career development program is designed to prepare and promote NYU’s historically underrepresented sophomores and juniors. The D.I.C.P. Program aims to assist you in developing your job searching and networking skills; improve your resume and cover letter writing skills; and strives to empower you to find that dream internship while improving your understanding of workplace diversity and inclusive practices!

Please watch the following video to learn more about the Diversity Internship & Career Preparation Program:


WasserTube video link: http://youtu.be/736wfOodrsY

APPLY on NYU CareerNet Job ID# 902050

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday September 29, 2013

How to Tuesday: Spring cleaning to-do items

Think spring break is just for fun in the sun, and jet setting off to an exotic location? Well, unless you find Union Square exotic, we at the Wasserman Center are still hard at work! As such, we want to introduce you to ways you can brush up some of your skills while you have the week off from school! Check out these top 10 things you can do to boost your career during Spring Break.

1. Revamp Your Resume and Cover Letter – use the resources at Wasserman to help you tailor your resume and cover letter to your industry and dream job. We’re here during walk-in hours everyday.

2. Brush Up on Interviewing skills – practice with your friend over a cup of coffee, use the Wasserman InterviewStream tool, or practice in front of the mirror- whatever you choose just make sure to practice! The more confident you are, the better you will do in a real interview setting.

3. Do Your Industry Homework – Research companies you are interested in and see what kind of candidates they are looking for. You can use tools like Hoover’s or Vault (found on NYU CareerNet)

4. Create or Update Your LinkedIn ProfileLinkedIn is a great tool to network and get your name out to industry professionals. Employers are also using LinkedIn to scope out potential candidates.

5. Informational Interviews – Find a mentor, talk to a counselor, alum, or an industry professional to speak with regarding your questions about your specific career. These insiders can help you understand your industry better and give you pointers. You can use the NYU Mentor Network to help you out, or even LinkedIn’s college platform to connect you to alumni!

6.  Update Your professional Website – Depending on the industry; professional websites are a great way to easily showcase your work. This break is the perfect time to update it and ensure that your website is running smoothly and is easy for perspective employers to see.

 7. Build Your Online Presence – Now more than ever employers are turning to the web to learn about job applicants. Building your web presence by ensuring that those party pictures stay locked in private, tailoring your social media accounts to your specific career interests, and ensuring to remove any blog posts or articles that may be detrimental to your chances of getting hired.

8. Learn A New Skill– Whether it’s finally getting a hang of that HTML/CSS coding or mastering the fine art of public speaking, adding a new skill to your resume will only add to your experiences.

9. Work on Your Writing Skills– Even if your career goals are geared towards science, business, medicine, or public administration writing is a crucial skill to have in today’s job market. Make sure you know the differences between you’re and your!

 10. “Know Thy Self”– Take the time to go over all our accomplishments and experience. Be sure you can speak to those experiences and accomplishments eloquently when faced in a networking or interview situation

We’re always here to help! Feel free to schedule an appointment via NYU CareerNet, grab your passport, and head to Palladium for some fun in the career center!

Don’t be like this guy – We don’t horse around here. Bring your resume and your cover letter when you come to meet with us!