Volume 2, Issue 2 – November 2018
Career Services

Parents and Families as Partners

A Newsletter from University Career Services

In This Issue:

Save the Dates

Queens campus
The Business of TV & Movies, Dec 3, 5:30 pm

  • Looking for a career in the television or film industry? Whether you are marketing the film or raising funds for production, there is room for business creative students to bring in their savvy skills. Hear from a group of professionals on ways you can break into these exciting industries..

Monday Night Football Watch Party, Dec 3, 7 pm

  • Hear from professionals from the NFL who will speak about the planning and operations of MNF games. After the networking and Q&A, we invite students to stay to watch the game.

Staten Island campus
Staten Island Etiquette Dinner, Nov 29, 5 pm

  • What are all these forks for? What should I order? Learn the basics of eating and drinking, dealing with awkward moments, professional dining manners, and how to navigate professional social gatherings.

Using the Senses to Explore Careers

According to NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) research, 75% of employers surveyed indicated that they seek career related experiences in new hires. This fall, University Career Services offered a variety of opportunities for our students to actively engage in career exploration.

From site visits where students spent time at business locations, to interactive workshops where students engaged in practice - our students gained more insight into their future career path. Through their participation in these events, students got real industry experience.

With so many events for our students to choose from, a few of them really stood out. The Suture Workshop gave our students hands on experience by using simulators to learn the steps to stitch up a wound.

The GRE Challenge was another event that helped our students to gain lots of knowledge. Our students practiced with the types of questions that they would most likely see on the upcoming standardized test. The GRE Challenge gave students insight on what to expect and how to answer certain types of questions.

Our on-site visits allowed our students to explore real life workplaces. Among the companies they visited this fall – Federal Reserve Bank, Madison Square Garden and Bally's in Atlantic City.  During their visit, students were able to engage with professionals at their workplace which gave our students a sense of a professional’s daily responsibilities.  

Plans for our spring semester events are already in the works. Encourage your student to take advantage of them. Connections count.

Alumni Insider's View | Washington DC

Every fall, fifty of our top upperclassmen spend three days visiting “the District” for an inside view of life on “the Hill”.  Our nation’s capital is full of political battles and heated debates.  D.C. area alumni present our students with an inside view of what happens behind the scenes in Washington.  This intense program offers our students panel discussions held within special access rooms at the Capitol, inclusive of a private tour of this historic building.  Museum visits, tours of the monuments, and even stops at the White House and U.S. Supreme Court show our students all that D.C. has to offer.  Visits to alumni at their place of work, including the SEC and Skadden Arps Law Firm, help students better understand the working areas of D.C. outside of the government.   The highlight of this remarkable program is a large scale networking event with D.C. area alumni offering our students the chance to network with our largest alumni base outside of NYC.  Throughout the trip, students have the opportunity to meet and learn from alumni working in industries including legal, healthcare, law enforcement, politics, business, education, and communications. 

Student Spotlight: Clarissa Alvarez

- Written by: Kiana Calandra, Media Assistant

With the fall 2018 semester taking off, the Career Fair, hosted by University Career Services, was the perfect opportunity for students to start thinking about their future and what it holds.

For student, Clarissa Alvarez, this was exactly the plan.  As a sophomore, the chance to speak with hundreds of potential employers really sparked an immediate interest. This was not; however the first time Clarissa had attended the Career Fair. Last year, she had attended the fair as a freshman but felt extremely under prepared. Instead of letting this turn her away from the next fair, she took this opportunity as a way to better prepare herself for the future. “I went on Handshake, and got the career fair plus app. I was able to map out exactly who I was going to see. I made a list of all the employers that I wanted to meet” said Clarissa. This made all the difference in the world by allowing her to focus on all the employers had to offer instead of being overwhelmed by the opportunities presented to her. This gave her the confidence she needed for future events that Career Services hosts. She says, “this one was different because I went to network, not to just see companies.”

Networking at any stage in the game is a great way to get your name out there and show future employers that you are serious about branching out in your field.

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Help Us Help Your Student

New this issue we are introducing a poll question.  The information shared by you, our parents and families, will assist the university in ensuring our programs and services best meet the needs of our students. 
Respond to the Poll

Career Peer Application: Deadline, TODAY

Our Career Peers have been hard at work this fall connecting with students through one on one quick questions, and workshops. Today is the final day to apply to be considered for our next cohort.  Learn more here
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