Get a J-O-B

Hot jobs and coffee, fast pitches, and multi-campus boot camps. I don’t know what you’ve been told, but Career Services is on a roll.

Hot Jobs and Hot Coffee
Monday, November 11 | 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | W614, One Pace Plaza
Join Career Services and the Pace Rotaract Club for coffee and light refreshments as Pace alumnus Colin Cento, from New York Life, shares his insights into both the risk management and start-up worlds.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz

Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

ePortfolio Workshop
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m. | E101, First Floor Library
Hear from Honors students about the benefits of creating and using ePortfolio. Learn about how to showcase research and internship experience and create a 3D resume. Pizza will be served.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

Ascend presents HSBC Bank
Wednesday, November 13 | 12:25 p.m.–1:35 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
Learn about internship opportunities at HSBC and the best way to present yourself to employers. Vadim X. Levkovskiy, head of recruiting from HSBC Bank, will give expert tips on how to get your feet in the banking industry. He will also discuss summer internships and full-time career opportunities at HSBC Bank. Please dress in business attire. Free food will be provided.

Elevator Pitch Challenge
Tuesday, November 19 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
You have one minute to explain yourself, your business, your goals and your passions. Your audience knows none of these. Are your prepared? Can you present your vision smoothly, enticing them to want to know more? Judged by Jason Kesten, Head Campus Recruiter for Ernst and Young LLP, and presented by ASCEND is the Elevator Pitch Challenge. The challenge information session will be held on November 11 from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in W510.

Using LinkedIn and Social Media in Your Job Search
Tuesday, November 19 | 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Room 208, White Plains Grad Center
Learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in your job search! Louis Desforges, president of Castling Group, will take you directly online to explore the world of social media and cover do’s and don’ts, profile tips, how to network online, and help you follow job leads. Open to Pace alumni and graduate students.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers. And check back in for more Career Services events in January!

IT’s All Worth It

Seidenberg IT student Kevin Cheng ’15 might be booked solid with his full-time internship and class, but says IT’s all worth it.

“To a certain degree, I’m losing a lot of sleep,” admits Seidenberg student Kevin Cheng ’15. For the past year and a half, this Information Technology major has been balancing an 18-credit course load, a more-than-full-time internship at McGraw Hill Financial’s Standard & Poor’s (S&P), and a Dean’s List GPA on top of it all. Sleep deprivation is nothing new to this super intern.

As a junior systems engineer, Cheng works around the clock resolving IT help tickets submitted by any of S&P’s thousands of employees. He describes himself as a jack of all trades, solving hundreds of tech troubles like crashed hard drives, faulty servers, and explaining new software to employees. But that’s all in a day’s—and night’s—work for Cheng.

“I have to pay attention to my e-mail a lot, because sometimes problems don’t happen between 9 to 5. Problems can happen any time,” he says. Cheng recalls leaving the S&P offices after midnight on a few occasions during the summer and working through the weekends to take care of some persistent problems. “It’s a pretty crazy internship,” he says excitedly.

While his busy schedule may force him to eat dinner in class sometimes, Cheng says it’s all worth it. “I’m passionate about IT. Honestly, that’s the easiest way I can put it. I enjoy what I do. I’m being pushed to my limits every day, learning new things, and having new experiences. Every day is different.”

Cheng landed his dream internship in 2012, but his career started as soon as he arrived on campus. As a freshman, Cheng remembers sitting in one of his first business classes when the professor asked the students if they wanted to be successful. “The class was unanimous, we said ‘yeah, of course.’” The professor then encouraged the students to take advantage of Pace’s Career Services. “He said ‘I’m telling you this, but I can’t make you go. It’s ultimately up to you.’”

Cheng wasted no time. He and a friend headed to Career Services, only to discover that first-semester freshmen aren’t eligible for internships. So instead, Cheng did the next best thing and attended Career Services’ workshops until he could begin applying for internships in the spring. It wasn’t long before he found himself in the hot seat at his first interview. But Cheng was ready for it.

“I got a packet from Career Services that had sample questions. They were really great with helping me,” he says. Before the interview, he met with his career counselor for advice, enlisted the help of his friends to practice interviewing, and did some research on his own about interviewing techniques. “I even read an article about the best colors to wear to an interview, that’s how far I went,” he says.

All the preparation paid off and Cheng was offered the internship at Endeavor Global, a nonprofit that helps start-ups become more successful. He says going through the process—from start to finish—of his first internship was what helped him land his current internship. “That internship gave me the experience that led me to McGraw-Hill. I was more confident after that internship,” he says.

And confidence was crucial when Cheng interviewed at S&P. He says they asked challenging questions designed to demonstrate his thought process. “It was a rigorous interview, but I prepared for it just like I did for Endeavor,” he says. “I didn’t even know if I answered them correctly, but it turned out, a week later, they called me back and said that they would love to have me.”

Since then, Cheng has been rounding out his education with real-world experience and seeing the principles he’s learning in class first-hand. For example, understanding what’s expected in corporate cultures not only prepares him every day for his internship, but Cheng says it also gave him a leg up in his interview when it came to answering those tricky questions.

He encourages his classmates to go after the internships they really want and to use Pace’s resources, like the eRecruiting website, to find them. “It might be a little discouraging for some people, but just be persistent. You’ve got nothing to lose by applying. So keep at it and certainly go to the Career Center because they’re more than helpful.”

Get connected with Career Services by visiting www.pace.edu/careers. Interested in sharing your success story? E-mail us! 

Career Corner

Women in tech, job boot camps, a visit from ESPN and Mercedes-Benz, and more. Career Services is helping you score over the next two weeks.

Career Exploration: Your Personality and the Work Place
Tuesday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how your personality translates to the working world? Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out more about you and what it means in the workplace! Space is limited. RSVP by calling (212) 346-1386 or stop by the 2nd floor of 41 Park Row.

PLV Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
Network with real recruiters as they conduct mock interviews and give you immediate feedback about your interview style. Participating employers include A&E, MSCO, McGladrey, Target, and Optical Distributor Group.

Career Services Cares
Friday, November 1 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | New York Common Pantry in East Harlem
Join Career Services and the New York Common Pantry in helping pack and distribute nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. There will be a pizza party after the event for all participating volunteers. E-mail srosenberg2@pace.edu to sign up! Spots are limited.

Women in Technology Version 2.0
Wednesday, November 6 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Women are changing the face of technology and who better to learn from about the developing market than women themselves when it comes to the developing market! Learn how you can be a part of this innovative female movement, changing the way we think about technology. Light refreshments and raffle prizes (from SGA) include a Nexus 7 Tablet and an iPod Touch.

LIVE @ Pace: ESPN
Thursday, November 7 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | VIP Room, Goldstein Fitness Center
Join Pace alumnus Patrick Caulfield, director, ESPN stats and information group, for a chance to learn about the sports media industry. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 pm.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 pm.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers.

Career Corner

You thought the last two weeks of job and internship fairs on both campuses was Career Services’ only game? Well, it’s time to get to the nitty gritty to help you land those jobs.

Here’s what’s happening at Career Services over the next few weeks!

Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 16 | 9:00 a.m.
Practice your interview skills with a professional and get immediate feedback about your interview style. A great opportunity to network with real recruiters.

Careers in Marketing Panel
Wednesday, October 16 | 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Learn more about ways to break into the marketing industry as panelists discuss available internship and full-time opportunities within their organizations, as well as industry-specific career paths.

Looking for a Career in International Relations?
Monday, October 17 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Room E329, One Pace Plaza
Career Services and the Political Science Department host a conversation with a group of experts in the world of international relations and politics who can share with you how to get a foot in the door, featuring:

  • Atif Khurshid, United Nations Development Program
  • Eric Anderson, United Nations Development Program
  • Allison Pytlak, Control Arms
  • Oistein Mokvil Thorsen, International Consultant on Ethics and Sustainability
  • Carey Clinton, Peace Corps

Refreshments will be served.

Live @ Pace: Warner Music Group
Monday, October 21 | 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Multipurpose/Aniello Bianco Room
Come hear from Warner Music Group recruiters about their internship program, their application deadlines, how to be a successful intern, and how to transition from an intern to a full-time hire. Light refreshments will be served. Business casual attire is recommended.

Using New Social Media Platform for Job Search
Tuesday, October 22 | 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Multipurpose/Aniello Bianco Room
Pace alumnus Chris Russell, founder of the regional job board network allcountyjobs.com and founder and CEO of careercloud.com, will explain the new social media platform he created for job searching and social recruiting.

Hiring Tips from Employers
Monday, October 24 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Interested in a career in publishing, communications, media, and English? Hear directly from employers on what they look for on a resume, in a cover letter, during an interview, and during all phases of the hiring process. Panelists include employees from Martha Stewart Living, Hachette Book Group USA, Random House Publishing, and Zenith Optimedia. Learn what you can do to help stand out to an employer.

Career Exploration: Your Personality and the Work Place
Tuesday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how your personality translates to the working world? Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out more about you and what it means in the workplace! Space is limited. RSVP by calling (212) 346-1386 or stop by the 2nd floor of 41 Park Row.

PLV Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
Network with real recruiters as they conduct mock interviews and give you immediate feedback about your interview style. Participating employers include A&E, MSCO, McGladrey, Target, and Optical Distributor Group. Register by October 16.

More to come in November including visits from ESPN and Consumer Reports, Women in Technology, Career Services Cares, Job Search Bootcamp, and more! Visit www.pace.edu/career-services for more info.

(Net)Working Toward Greatness

Ready…aim…get hired! From Apple to ZINGRevolution, Career Services is bringing hundreds of employers to campus to network with you at the fall job and internship fairs. >>Read More

At Pace, getting you connected to your future is our top priority. That’s why U.S. News Short List ranked Pace among the top five universities in the U.S. for placing undergraduates in internships.

Interested in a paid internship or position with some of accounting’s most powerful acronyms: KPMG, PwC, or EY? Would an internship with Rosetta Books, Westchester Magazine, or Viacom give you something to write home about? Want to make a difference in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or as a Marine officer? This fall, hundreds of employers will descend upon the NYC and Westchester campuses to network with and interview Pace students and prospective employees at our semi-annual job and internship fairs.

On Thursday, October 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Career Services will host the NYC Fall 2013 Job and Internship Fair in the C-Level Gym and Student Union. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with more than 80 employers, get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, and enter giveaways. Some of the confirmed employers include Ernst & Young, CBS Radio, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Teach for America, Viacom, PwC, and the Peace Corps. No matter what your major is, you’ll be sure to network with employers in your field, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and find an internship, job, or great connection. Suit up and stop by this once-a-semester kind of career fair open to Pace students and alumni only. Professional attire required (no jeans, t-shirts, etc.) For a list of registered employers, click here. To register to attend, click here.

If you’re a student on the Westchester Campus, the PLV Fall 2013 Job and Internship Fair is right around the corner on Thursday, October 9, so proof those resumes and press that suit, because your next big shot at success is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Some of the 80+ confirmed employers include Apple, the NYS Office of the Attorney General, IBM, Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, the Volunteer Center of United Way, Morgan Stanley, Princeton Review, and more. For a list of registered employers, click here. To register to attend, click here.

Work It!

Accounting trends, Career fair prep, networking dinner, and more on both campuses. While some of us were working on our tans this summer, Career Services was working on your future.

Accounting Trends with IMA | Wednesday, September 18 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  | 18th Floor Boardrooms North and South
If you were a-counting on Career Services to help you break into the accounting industry, here’s your asset. Join Career Services and IMA as they host recruiting professionals from KPMG, BDO, PwC, and Cohn Rezneck, who will help you gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job.

Career Fair Prep Day | Wednesday, September 25
NYC
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., E321
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m., E320
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., E320

PLV (sponsored by Lubin Business Association)
12:15 p.m., Butcher Suite

You have 30 seconds with a prospective employer—how do you make the most of it? Come learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time at Career Services’ upcoming fall career fairs on both campuses next month.  

2nd Annual Networking Dinner | Friday, September 27 | 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Are you a current international student in lawful F-1 status? If so, join Career Services, CSSA, and the HR Club for a night of dinner and networking with experienced Pace alumni. Ashu Rathor, a partner at Ernst & Young, and a former international student at Pace, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, alumni from KPMG, PwC, and other Fortune 500 companies will be present, so get ready to mix and mingle, ask questions, and make an impression. Space is limited so register via Pace eRecruiting by September 20.

Need your resume reviewed or just some quick tips? Career Services is hosting Open Hours from September 26 through October 2 to help get you ready for that big fall job and internship fair on October 3. Stop by the 14th Floor of 41 Park Row.  On the PLV Campus, Open Hours will be held on October 2, 4, 7, and 8 to prep you for the October 9 fair.

To learn more, visit the Career Services website.

Work it!

Looking for an on-campus student job to help pay your way through Pace? Check out who’s hiring!

Think you have the “write” stuff to be a tutor at the Writing Center? Want to go nose first into a position in Athletics as a student diving instructor? If we called you maybe on the ITS Helpdesk line, would you be the student who picks up?

Whether you have Federal Work Study or are just looking for an on-campus employment opportunity, there are more than 80 open positions for students with varying levels of experience. And now you can find them on eRecruiting, Career Services’ job posting board.

Prefer an internship off-campus? With 250+ postings, you’ll find everything from internships in editorial at USMagazine.com, to a controller at Goldman Sachs, to IT at IBM.

For more information on how to access and log in to eRecruiting, click here. And keep a close watch on us over the next few weeks as we post Career Services events.

What’chu Talkin’ Bout Wilson?

Are you a social entrepreneur? Interested in nonprofits and looking for a PAID summer internship? The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship has the gig for you.

Have you been looking for a summer internship that’s both fulfilling and paid? Hard to find, but thanks to the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, you may be in luck!

Want to help build a dynamic platform for Endeavor, which will allow entrepreneurs to connect with mentors and each other to share business insights and give feedback to each other to help their businesses grow? Interested in working with the Riverkeeper, New York’s leading clean water advocate, on community action and advocacy or with the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo) implementing sustainability initiatives in South Bronx housing buildings? How about coordinating volunteer projects to engage individuals and groups in service for the Volunteer Center of United Way or helping grow Sustainable South Bronx’s SmartRoofs social enterprise? Are you web savvy enough to help move domestic violence organization CONNECT’s existing ACCESS database for its legal assistance program from server-based to salesforce or provide web development and graphic design for Pencils of Promise, an organization that has built more than 114 schools in Laos, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Guatemala? Interested in learning about healthcare marketing and communications at the Northern Westchester Hospital? How about making a difference at Sanctuary for Families, the leading nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children? Hungry to help socially-responsible Greyston Bakery with sustainable business practices and supporting metrics? Doing good has never been this delicious.

Applications to some of the Wilson Center funded internships have been extended to May 10, so act fast!

Launched in 2009, the Funded Internship Program places up to 15 Pace students in full-time summer internships with New York social enterprises and human service nonprofit organizations each year, offering experiential learning and income for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, and giving bright, highly motivated, mentored students in service for nonprofits.

To learn more about past internships, visit the Wilson Center website. For more information about summer 2013 internships, visit the Wilson Center on Facebook.

Your Fairy Jobmother Returns

PLV had their ride in the carriage to the career fair, now it’s time for some bibbidi-bobbidi-boo-ing onto the NYC Campus. Plus, careers in communications, fashion, and the environment in NYC and PLV.

As the semester comes to an end, so do our favorite Career Services events:

NYC Campus
Job and Internship Fair

Thursday, April 25
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Union and Gym
Our favorite fairy jobmother is back to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true. Get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field at the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Make sure to bring several copies of your resume! Register today. Those who register by April 22 will be entered to win one of 15 student VIP spots, which includes custom name badges, an invitation to the employer brunch, and early admittance to the fair (30 minutes before the fair officially opens). So far, more than 100 employers have registered to attend including Simon & Schuster, The New York Times, Ernst & Young, Sony, PwC, Penguin Group, NYU Langone Medical Center, Peace Corps, Warner Music Group, and more, so act fast. For a list of registered employers, click here.

Careers in Focus: Fashion
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Come learn about various careers paths within the fashion industry. Hear from panelists from Kenneth Cole, John Varvatos, Estee Lauder, and LF USA on the many different career paths available and how to break into this exciting industry. Open to all majors!

PLV Campus
Green Careers Panel
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
This workshop is open to students of all majors who are interested in learning how they can position themselves in the ever-changing green economy. Hear from professionals who have merged their career aspirations with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainability initiatives.

Connections in Communications
Tuesday, April 23
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Willcox Gym
Networking in the field of communications is key—especially if your goal is a career or an internship. What better way to get connected then by meeting your future employer or mentor in person? Meet professionals in public relations, advertising, media, film, publishing, casting, cable, TV, and news, and bridge the gap between you and your future. Bring your business cards, network, and follow up with professionals. Refreshments will be served.

Ready, Aim, Get Hired!

PLV had their ride in the carriage to the career fair, now it’s time for the fairy jobmother to visit the NYC Campus. Plus, job search bootcamps, careers in psychology, fashion, non-profit, and the environment, and more on all campuses. >>Read More

NYC Campus
Careers in Focus: Psychology

Monday, April 15
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
W613, One Pace Plaza
Network with industry professionals and learn about a variety of career opportunities in psychology. Speakers include: Lea del Rosario, Director, Human Resources – Broadridge Financial, Adrian Tworecke, PsyD Candidate, Pace University, Sean Ryan, Behavioral Analyst, Esperanza Center NYC, and Enmanuel Mercedes, Psychologist, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Presented by Career Services and Psi Chi.

Job Search Bootcamp
Monday, April 15
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Student Union
Career Services wants you… to enlist in an upcoming job search boot camp, where they’ll help you with resume branding, developing power interviewing skills, give social media and networking tips, provide you with useful job search resources, and discuss current hiring trends in various industries.

How to Work the Career Fair
Wednesday, April 18
12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. and 4:00p.m.–5:00 p.m.
E307, One Pace Plaza
You’ve got 30 seconds—how can you use it to make an impression? Learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time at our Spring Career Fair. Come prepared to work on your 30 second pitch.

Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 25
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Union and Gym
Our favorite fairy jobmother is back to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true. Get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field at the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Make sure to bring several copies of your resume! Register today. Those who register by April 22 will be entered to win one of 15 student VIP spots, which includes custom name badges, an invitation to the employer brunch, and early admittance to the fair (30 minutes before the fair officially opens). More information to come, so stay tuned next week.

Careers in Focus: Fashion
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Come learn about various careers paths within the fashion industry. Hear from panelists on the many different career paths available and how to break into this exciting industry. Open to all majors!

WP Campus
Opportunities in the Non-Profit Sector
Tuesday, April 16
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Room 208, Graduate Center
Talk to a recruiter from Professionals for Non Profits (PNP) about how to get a job in the non-profit industry. Learn about job search tips and learn about postings from their non-profit clients. Open to all majors interested in a career in this industry.

PLV Campus
Green Careers Panel
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
This workshop is open to students of all majors who are interested in learning how they can position themselves in the ever-changing green economy. Hear from professionals who have merged their career aspirations with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainability initiatives.

Work It!

On Wednesday, April 10, about 75 employers will be on the PLV Campus looking to hire Pace students for jobs and internships. What will you be doing? >>Read More

If your answer isn’t printing out a bazillion copies of your resume, suiting up, and quickly walking (hey, we don’t want you sweating all over your prospective employers) to the Goldstein Fitness Center, then you’re missing a huge opportunity.

On Wednesday, April 10, the PLV Campus will be bustling with employers and students looking for employment as Career Services hosts the PLV Spring Job and Internship Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center.

Get exclusive access to internships and jobs, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field as you meet with representatives from media, consumer products, not-for-profits, government, accounting, finance, banking, healthcare, computer science, technology, hospitality, and many other areas. So far, 75 companies have registered to attend including Apple, IBM, NYS Office of the Attorney General, Ernst & Young, Priceline.com, Westchester Magazine, the Greenburgh Nature Center, KPMG, and many more. For a list of companies attending, click here.

Professional attire is required, so get your dry cleaning done ASAP.

Register to attend the fair.

To help you prepare for the fair, check out some of these upcoming events:

Career Fair Resume Review and Prep
April 3–5, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Kessel Satellite Office, Suite 200
April 8 and 9, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Gannett House and Kessel Satellite Office, Suite 200
The Career Fair is a-coming. Make sure you have the perfect your resume to give out and get career fair networking tips from Career Services counselors.

LinkedIn Workshop
Thursday, April 4, 6:00 p.m–7:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Robert Hellmann, author of the book Your Social Media Job Search, will talked about getting LinkedIn to your next job. His career-related insights and commentary have appeared in media outlets such as the New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, Money Magazine, ABC News, NBC News, and many others.

Career Builder: Get an Interview
Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Network and learn from the top name associated with any job search. Get advice from Career Builder experts Mike Davis and Frank Watz on what it takes to land and ace the interview.

In NYC:

Careers in Focus: Healthcare
Thursday, April 4, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
E317, One Pace Plaza
Healthcare professionals will discuss information about current hiring trends, provide industry specific career path questions and answer your questions. Network your way to your next internship or job with speakers from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, EmblemHealth, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Also, if you’re a NYC student wondering where your Career Fair is, it’s coming up on April 25, so proof those resumes and press that suit, because your next big shot at success is right around the corner.

Dress for Success

To suit up or not to suit up, that is the question the night before that big internship interview. On April 2, join Career Services, Styleta, and Rent the Runway to find out what suits you and your interview at a Career Fashion Show.

Do you want to learn how to dress for an interview? Looking to make a good first impression for recruiters? Come learn the ins and outs of dressing professionally as Career Services, Styleta, and Rent the Runway present the Career Fashion Show on April 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union on the NYC Campus.

The Spring Career Fair in NYC is coming up on April 25, and Career Services wants to help you dress for success. Come see a showcase of outfits for both men and women to help bring you closer to landing that job or internship.

Interested in being a model? Auditions are currently being held! Students can audition online via Twitter or Instagram using #paceu and #careerstyle hashtags through March 26. You can also stop by the Career Services Office on the 14th Floor of 41 Park Row March 18-22 to audition in person.

Career Corner

Practice interview day, the inside scoop on internships, careers in editorial and publishing, women in technology, a job search bootcamp, and much more. We don’t know what you’ve been told, but Career Services is on a roll. >>Read More

Nearly a dozen events in one week! Here’s what Career Services is offering up to help you on the path to success:

NYC Events

Federal Resume Writing
Tuesday, March 12
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
W602, One Pace Plaza
Thinking about applying for a job with the federal government? Stop by this workshop to learn how to create these resumes, which are longer and more detailed than your “regular” resume.

Careers in Focus: Editorial and Publishing
Wednesday, March 13
12:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
E304, One Pace Plaza
Hear from editorial and publishing professionals about their companies, the industry, and other questions you may have. Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full-time job.

Speakers include:
-Kristy Zoshak, O Magazine, Integrated Marketing Director
-Michael Mejias, Writers House, Director of Internship Program
-Carolyn Zimatore, Harper Collins, Talent Acquisition Manager
-Eileen Manito, Simon & Schuster, Staffing Coordinator

Panel moderated by: Becca Worthington, Association of American Publishers

Careers in Focus: Hospitality
Thursday, March 14
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
W511, One Pace Plaza
Come hear from professionals to learn more about ways to break into the hospitality industry. Food will be served!

Women in Technology 1.0
Thursday, March 14
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall South
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Career Services Cares
Friday, March 15
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Yorkville Common Pantry
Join Career Services and the Yorkville Common Pantry in helping pack and distribute nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. There will be a pizza party after the event for all participating volunteers. E-mail dmartinez@pace.edu  to sign up—spots are limited!

Internships: The Inside Scoop
Tuesday, March 19
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
W614, One Pace Plaza
SGA and Career Services are teaming up for an ice cream social with an extra scoop of something spcial. Hear about internships directly from fellow students who are interning at DirecTV, Viacom, Adidas, Deloitte, and The Wendy Williams Show. How you doin’?

Also, auditions for Career Fashion Show on April 2 are now open. Students can audition online via Twitter or Instagram using #paceu  and #careerstyle hashtags.

PLV/WP Events

Branded Resume Workshop
Tuesday, March 12
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Room 208, Grad Center
Lisa Rangel, certified professional resume writer and author of The Do-It-Yourself Branded Resume Kit, will show you what a Branded Resume is and why this format will get you better interview results. Get your new job today with attention-grabbing resumes, targeted communications, thorough interview preparation, and an effective job search plan.

Federal Resume Writing
Wednesday, March 13
12:20 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
Birnbaum Room—Mortola Library
Thinking about applying for a job with the federal government? Stop by this workshop to learn how to create these resumes, which are longer and more detailed than your “regular” resume. For more information, contact Carolyn Kleiman at (914) 773-3415 or ckleiman@pace.edu.

Practice Interview Day
Thursday, March 14
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room
Practice your interview skills with a professional, get immediate feedback about your interview style, interact with successful Pace alumni, and network with real recruiters. Participating employers include A&E TV, Hope’s Door, Icon International, and KPMG. Space is limited! Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Internships: The Inside Scoop
Tuesday, March 19
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Birnbaum Room, Mortola Library
What better to have on your scoop of ice cream than a scoop of internship! Enjoy ice cream and learn about internships directly from fellow students. Realize the possibilities and get a jumpstart on your internship search.

Careers in Focus: Marketing
Tuesday, March 19
12:15 p.m.–1:25 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Come hear from professionals to learn more about ways to break into the industry. Panelists will discuss information about currently available internship and full-time opportunities within their organizations as well as general industry specific career paths. Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job!

Job Search Bootcamp
Tuesday, March 19
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Career Services wants you to enlist in an upcoming job search boot camp, where they’ll help you with resume branding, developing power interviewing skills, give social media and networking tips, provide you with useful job search resources, and discuss current hiring trends in various industries.

And that’s just what’s happening over the next two weeks! Coming up in April: job and internship fairs on both campuses, green careers, a career fashion show, careers in psychology, health care, and fashion, and much more. Head to www.pace.edu/career-services for the latest events.

Career Corner

The ABCs of getting connected! From the annual Pace/Hitachi forum addressing dramatic shifts within the nonprofit sector, to bootcamps, to careers in science, check out these career-focused events in NYC, PLV, and WP!

Dyson Humanities Career Workshop
Tuesday, February 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Miller 22 in PLV; Civic W512 in NYC
Looking for an internship to launch your career? Need to learn about job seeking, resumes, and interviewing? Join Career Services counselors and Dyson’s academic advisers to learn about the tools you need to connect with employment/internship opportunities, make career decisions, and plan for your future! For students majoring in American Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science or Undecided.

Job Search Bootcamp
Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
Still looking for a job or would like to change jobs? Then this is the event for you. The event starts off with Career Services’ famous career coaching clinic and gives graduate students and alumni an opportunity to meet with an experienced career coach for a mini counseling session to discuss job search strategy, resume, networking, or interviewing, followed by presentations by President and Founder of The Castling Group Louis J. Desforges on Fundamentals of a Successful Job Search and President of HellmanConsulting.com Robert Hellmann on Using LinkedIn and Other Social Media for Job Search.

Careers in Science
Monday, February 25, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Career Services, Tri Beta, Forensic Science Student Organization, and the Chemistry Club invite you to partake in an experiment: learning more about career opportunities in the field of science beyond the field of medicine. Panelists, which include criminalists for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, a clinical research manager for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an associate dean from the Graduate School of Biological Sciences at the ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Pace alumnus and President and Founder of MetaBev, Inc. John Sbordone ’74, will discuss their position and how their background in science helps them succeed in the field. Connect with employers working in the field of science and learn about potential careers and internship opportunities. All majors welcomed!

Careers that Make a Difference
Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Gottesman Room, PLV Campus
From the environment to poverty, turn your philanthropic spirit into a career. Learn about how you can make a difference by working toward the “greater good.” Whether you’re interested in business, investigation/law, education, health care, research, social science, or even if you’re undecided, identify how you can connect your passion into a career at this event. Professionals from the American Cancer Society, Young Adult Institute, the Secret Service, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will discuss their organization, career paths, available opportunities, and answer questions.

International Student Job Search Seminar
Tuesday, February 26, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room TBD, NYC Campus
Are you getting ready to finish your degree? Discover what’s involved in the sponsorship process when conducting a full-time job search in the U.S. Guest speakers including an attorney specializing in immigration law, a Pace alumnus/sponsored student, Career Services, and the International Students and Scholars Office.

Lunch with ESPN
Thursday, February 28, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Boardroom South, NYC Campus
Thinking about a career in sports media?  Hear from Pace alumnus and ESPN Stats and Information Group Director Patrick Caulfield as he shares his experiences in the industry. Space is limited! E-mail hcruz@pace.edu to rsvp by February 21. Co-hosted by IMA Pace University chapter.

Careers in Focus: Hospitality
Wednesday, February 28, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location TBD, NYC Campus

Annual Pace/Hitachi Forum
Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grad Center Room 208, WP Campus
If you’re interested in a career in the nonprofit industry, then check out this educational program sponsored by Hitachi America, Ltd. and the Pace University Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship on “Adapting to a Changing Landscape: Nonprofit Operations, Policy Changes and Giving and Careers.” The session will explore the dramatic shifts that are taking in place within the nonprofit sector, the changing landscape for fundraisers, the ever-increasing competencies needed to succeed professionally, and changes in federal policy and legislation that will impact the way nonprofits operate and raise funds. Speakers including Judith Dobrof, Executive Director, Cancer Support Team; Hillary Knepper, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Pace University; Robina Schepp, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Placement, Pace University; and Stacy Spencer, PhD,  Senior Director of Institutional Giving, Advance NYC, will discuss the challenges and opportunities in their sector, how they are adapting within their role/organization, and highlight skills and experiences they see as essential to careers and leadership in their field. Network with more than 100 employers at this annual event! For more information or to register, click here.

Upcoming March events include  federal resume writing workshops, Practice Interview Day, editorial and publishing panel, women in technology, careers in marketing, and much more!

Career Services Student Spotlight

In this month’s spotlight, PLV Communications major Olivia Brooks talks falling in love with education, interning at Bvlgari, and how Career Services has served her.

In this month’s spotlight, PLV Communications major Olivia Brooks talks falling in love with education, interning at Bvlgari, and how Career Services has served her.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am proof that it is never too late to return to the classroom and that if you want to change your life all you have to do is do it! Two years ago I decided that I would do just that, I found myself in a job that left little opportunity for my continued growth, after much thought and prayer I left my job in search of a career.

I knew that the only way to get the fruits of the dream that I envisioned for myself was to continue my education. I threw myself in head first and have yet to come up for air. I never thought that I would fall in love with education the way that I have. I have become not only an inspiration to myself but to so many others who struggled with the decision of returning to the classroom. I now like to think of myself as an education ambassador.

My major is Communications with a double minor in Art History and Public Relations. Pace has allowed me the freedom to explore my options and the ability to combine three of my passions into a future. I am more focused than I have ever been in my life and look forward to the next chapter of my life. 

What internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
I am currently in an internship for Bvlgari Corp. of America—one of the world’s leading luxury jewelers, who has now branched themselves into many facets of luxury design, including a luxury hotel line. I am interning at their NYC corporate headquarters in their luxury event planning divison. This opportunity is the stepping stone to so many other wonderful opportunities I know are right around the corner. I owe this all to the choice I made in Pace University, an institution which ranks in the top 5 in the country in assisting their students in obtaining the internships that I know are not available to all.

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
My involvement was seamless. I found myself at the threshold of Ms. Ivy Rivera, Assistant Director of Career Services, at the very beginning of the semester. During this meeting I explained to Ms. Rivera where I have been and where I was going. She could see almost immediately that drive and enthusiasm within me for an opportunity outside of the classroom that would allow me real world practice in the field. I highly recommend that each student develop a relationship with career services, pay attention to their advice, and don’t look to set out on your own. The relationships that you build today are the building blocks of tomorrow.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
I find myself in good company, from the students to the professors. We are all there with one common goal.

What are your plans for the future?
I would love to partake in the NBC page program and start a career working for E! News. I could also very well see myself working as a luxury event planner for a well-known corporation such as Bvlgari. The sky is the limit and I am open to explore whatever opportunity comes my way!

Career Corner

You may have missed the deadline to register for the upcoming February 6 Practice Interview Day in NYC, but Career Services has plenty of other events on both campuses this month to get you connected!

Networking: From Handshake to Small Talk
Tuesday, February 4, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Student Union Meeting Room A
NYC Campus
Jackie Kellso, president of PointMaker Communications, Inc. and professional development trainer and interpersonal effectiveness coach, will lead a 90-minute workshop, where you’ll:
–Develop business networking skills that create alliances
–Learn how to deliver that crisp “60-Second Elevator Pitch”
–Cultivate people skills that build long-lasting relationships
–Make real connections for follow-up the next business day

RSVP to cssanetworking@gmail.com by February 3.

Careers in Focus: Human Resources (NYC Campus)
Monday, February 11, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
W626, One Pace Plaza
From recruitment to employee relations and compensation, hear all about the various career paths within Human Resources and how you can enter this exciting field from recruiting professionals. Speakers from Penguin Group, NBC Universal, Harlequin Group, and Ipreo will discuss the candidate selection process, changes in the field of human resources, the incorporation of technology in recruiting, and available positions at their companies. The panel will be moderated by Brandemix.

Careers in Focus: Human Resources (PLV Campus)
Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gottesman Room
Don’t worry, PLV students—this event is coming to you, too! Panelists from Spring, Target, and Northern Westchester Hospital, moderated by Quorum Federal Credit Union. Hear more about human resources and network your way to your next internship or full-time job.

Graduate Degree Fair
Wednesday, February 20, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Student Union, NYC Campus
Is graduate school in your future? Our crystal ball says too soon to tell, so why don’t you head on over to the Graduate Degree Fair to learn all about Pace’s graduate, combined, and sequential degree programs. Reps from graduate programs and advisement, career services, admissions, and financial aid will be there to answer your questions about every program from the Actors Studio Drama School to law to psychology, and much more. RSVP by February 13 at dysongrad@pace.edu. A light lunch will be served.

Job Search Bootcamp
Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
Still looking for a job or would like to change jobs? Then this is the event for you. The event starts off with Career Services’ famous career coaching clinic and gives graduate students and alumni an opportunity to meet with an experienced career coach for a mini counseling session to discuss job search strategy, resume, networking, or interviewing, followed by presentations by President and Founder of The Castling Group Louis J. Desforges on Fundamentals of a Successful Job Search and President of HellmanConsulting.com Robert Hellmann on Using LinkedIn and Other Social Media for Job Search.

Careers in Science
Monday, February 25, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Career Services, Tri Beta, Forensic Science Student Organization, and the Chemistry Club invite you to partake in an experiment: learning more about career opportunities in the field of science beyond the field of medicine. Panelists, which include criminalists for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, a clinical research manager for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an associate dean from the Graduate School of Biological Sciences at the ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Pace alumnus and President and Founder of MetaBev, Inc. John Sbordone ’74, will discuss their position and how their background in science helps them succeed in the field. Connect with employers working in the field of science and learn about potential careers and internship opportunities. All majors welcomed!

Careers that Make a Difference
Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Gottesman Room, PLV Campus
From the environment to poverty, turn your philanthropic spirit into a career. Learn about how you can make a difference by working toward the “greater good.” Whether you’re interested in business, investigation/law, education, healthcare, research, social science, or even if you’re undecided, identify how you can connect your passion into a career at this event. Professionals from the American Cancer Society, Young Adult Institute, the Secret Service, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will discuss their organization, career paths, available opportunities, and answer questions.

International Student Job Search Seminar
Tuesday, February 26, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room TBD, NYC Campus
Are you getting ready to finish your degree? Discover what’s involved in the sponsorship process when conducting a full-time job search in the U.S. Guest speakers including an attorney specializing in immigration law, a Pace alumnus/sponsored student, Career Services, and the International Students and Scholars Office.

Career Fashion Show
Tuesday, February 26, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Student Union, NYC Campus
Suit up for a pre-event to the Career Fair to get students ready and dressed for success. Come learn the ins and outs of dressing professionally.

If you’re looking for an internship but haven’t completed the Mandatory Interview Workshop, click here to see upcoming dates on February 5, 7, 12, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, and more. No excuses!

A Paramount Success

Find out how Pace student Sean Green ’14 turned hardships into internships and countless opportunities.

Every day, Pace students are taking advantage of the endless opportunities the city has to offer. Sean Green ’14, who’s pursuing a degree in communication studies with a minor in film studies,  is utilizing Pace’s location along with the awesome skills he’s gained while in college to reach his full potential. Sean is definitely a success story, and while Pace helped him get there, his motivation is what has propelled him to a promising future.

But his time at the university hasn’t always been simple. Weeks before his scheduled arrival to the University, Sean’s family suffered a tremendous loss—the passing of his sister. While it would have been acceptable for him to take a semester or year off to deal with his grief, Sean chose to move into Maria’s Tower and begin his freshman year of college on time. This dedication has translated into his time here at Pace.

Sean credits two professors with his success thus far and helping him work through this rough first semester of college: Communications Professor and academic adviser Emilie Zaslow, PhD, and Economics Professor Mark Weinstock. As his adviser, Professor Zaslow helped him through his difficult few months at Pace and assisted in his adjustment to university life.

Sean explained, “She was so incredibly helpful in my particular situation and getting me to not only adjust to being a college student, but my new life. She was always there for me when I wanted to ask a question or just wanted to talk.”

Sean has also found guidance from Professor Weinstock, who expressed his support and pride in Sean’s decision to come to Pace regardless of the hardships he faced. With Professor Weinstock’s encouragement, Sean worked more diligently and has maintained a stellar GPA.

After his sister’s death, Sean founded the KG Foundation to keep his sister’s name alive.  Every year he helps run and organize fundraisers that have been attended by 250 people. The KG foundation raised $10,000 in their last outing in March of 2011. Sean also aided in establishing the “Kristin Green: Apple of my Eye” program, which has given fifth graders in his school district on Long Island Mac computers.

Between all the roles Sean has filled, he has also been successful in balancing a part-time job at Urban Outfitters, 18 credits worth of classes, and his current internship with Paramount Pictures. Sean heard about this internship through E-recruiting with the University’s Career Services. Many students struggle to find internships in their chosen field, but with help from Career Services, Sean was on his way to a dream internship in no time. “I worked with [Career Services] on my resume and cover letter, which I really do think helped me get the job!” he says.

At Paramount, Sean interns with the Field Marketing and Publicity Department. With each Paramount film that is released, he and his fellow interns complete “college directives” to promote the films. He has been assigned to promote the films in young adult markets and organizes events throughout the semester. He performs tasks like creating a “campus snow day” for the film Rise of the Guardians, and has a “Jobs in Aviation” event to promote the film Flight. Though he is not 100 percent sure of what he wants to pursue after college, Sean knows these opportunities have helped guide and prepare him for success after graduation.

“These experiences have greatly influenced my future career plans because I learned that I do not want to be just ‘a number’ in a corporation but I want to matter in the output of the company that I work for,” Sean says.

This spring, Sean will be taking advantage of another exciting opportunity–spending a semester abroad studying at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Whether on the Eastern Seaboard or amid the Indian Pacific, Sean undoubtedly will continue to be a Pace success story well into his future.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

Interested in sharing your Pace Success Story? E-mail pulse@pace.edu and let us know what you’ve been up to at Pace!

On the Shortlist to Success

Last year we were in the top 10, this year in the top 5! The U.S. News Short List has ranked Pace among the top 5 universities in the nation for internship placement. >>Read More

Last year we were in the top 10, this year in the top 5! The U.S. News Short List has ranked Pace among the top 5 universities in the nation for internship placement. >>Read More

Chemistry with Career Services

Would your perfect match be a career in the sciences? Want to get linked in to a job with LinkedIn? Check out the last three Career Services events of the semester.

Career Opportunities in the Sciences
Wednesday, December 5, 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m, Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, PLV
Network with industry professionals and learn about a variety of career opportunities in the sciences. Free pizza will be served.

Interview Tips and Traps 
Friday, December 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Career Services-Gannett House, PLV
Don’t fall into the trap. Learn interviewing tips for your internship and full-time  job search to make sure you ace the interview.

Job Search Tips Directly from Recruiters: Meet Them, Learn, and Connect with Opportunity
Tuesday, December 11, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., White Plains Grad Center, Room 208
Bring your resume and ask your questions to a few of the top recruiters and staffing firms on LinkedIn.

For more info or to get started on your future, visit the Career Services website.

Career Services Student Spotlight

While serving on a mission in Iraq for the U.S. Army, Joseph Loizzo ’12 filled his free time reading investment books. Now the finance and accounting double major has found his place at Pace. Read more in the latest Career Services Student Spotlight.

Joseph Loizzo

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was attending the College of Staten Island when I had to withdraw from my classes. I was in the U.S. Army and in 2009 I was unexpectedly called for a mission in Iraq. Out there I needed to find a hobby to fill my free time so I began reading investment books. My interest peaked causing me to transfer to Pace where I can be in the heart of the Financial District.

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
I recently wrapped up an accounting internship at the accounting firm of Alex A. Grasso. I used the Pace Experience website to get that position. Through developing a connection that I made at a Pace University Career Fair I was able to network for a summer 2012 internship in finance at the Bank of New York Mellon.

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
There are various professional student organizations at Pace University. I would recommend that every student gets set up on the Pace Experience portal as soon as possible, and involved with a professional student organization. Make a two to three year plan and stay on task. It helps to be surrounded by people with similar goals and employers seek out students who are involved on campus.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
Beta Alpha Psi was a great experience. The professional student honors society is geared towards accounting, finance, and information systems majors. Being involved with them provides direct exposure to the Big 4 Accounting firms. In addition, active members can learn how to coordinate community service events and have a chance to serve on their Executive Board. There’s no better way to develop professionally in college than to be active in a great organization.

What are your plans for the future?
I will continue to participate in activities that add value to myself both personally and professionally. I plan to graduate in December 2012 and then I can begin my career in either accounting or finance, or as an entrepreneur—time will tell.

Do you want to be featured in Career Services’ next intern spotlight? Market yourself and be the envy of your friends as they run your story and help build your brand. All current Pace University students and all majors are eligible. Submit your story today!

 

Career Corner

Applying to grad and law school, dining etiquette, military workshops, jobs in entertainment, media, marketing, non-profits, and so much more on both campuses.

Applying to Graduate and Law School
Tuesday, November 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Birnbaum Room, Mortola Library, PLV Campus
GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, OMG. If you’re thinking about applying to graduate school or law school, think about heading to this workshop to find out more of the who, what, where, whens from Pace Admissions officers and Kaplan Test Prep.

Talk to a Recruiter About Jobs in Non-Profits and How to Ace the Interview
Tuesday, November 15, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room 208, Grad Center, WP Campus
Octavia Gilmore, Executive Recruiter, Professionals for Non Profits (PNP), talks about full-time, part-time, and temporary job opportunities in the non-profit sector. Please call (914) 773-3415 to RSVP.

Business Dining Etiquette Dinner (co-sponsored by Women in Corporate America)
Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
You’re out to lunch with a potential employer. There are three forks in a formal place setting. Which one is the salad fork? At this Dining Etiquette workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn how to properly dine in a professional setting while networking with fellow students and professionals. RSVP via email to lheisman@pace.edu.

Careers in Media, Arts, and Entertainment (co-sponsored by Students in Communications and Arts (SICA))
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Willcox Gym, PLV Campus
Forget March Madness in the Gym. On November 13, it’s going to be Media Madness as reps from Patch, Cablevision, News12, A&E, Team Detroit, Icon International, and more stop by the PLV Campus to give you job search tips and talk about internship and entry-level opening at their companies.

Employment and Hiring Trends: Marketing, PR, and Advertising
Wednesday, November 14, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Speakers from Smithsonian, Oppenheimer Funds, Time Inc., and Havas Media will be on-hand to discuss industry specific career paths, their organizations, and even currently available internship and full-time job opportunities. Stop by to gain knowledge and network your way to an internship or job!

Careers in Entertainment, Arts, and Media Panel with POP TV
Thursday, November 15, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
Red carpet, green room, back stage, and on-stage. Speakers from Fuse, Viacom, Broadway, and True Life will talk about ways to break into the entertainment industry and discuss currently available internship and full time opportunities within their organizations. Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job!

I’m Back from the Military and Need a Resume (co-sponsored by Student Veterans Association)
Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Gannett House, PLV Campus
Pace salutes its veterans…and helps them market and leverage their military experience into resumes at this important workshop for service members.

For more info on Career Services and events on campus, visit http://www.pace.edu/career-services/.

 

M is for Magic

Mock interview days, marketing careers, MCATs, media madness, military help, and more! This week’s Career Corner is unofficially brought to you by the letter M.

Careers in Marketing (co-sponsored with Lubin Business Association, PUMA, and IDM)
Wednesday, November 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite, PLV Campus
Hear from Pace alumni and leading industry professionals in advertising, mobile marketing, brand management, and direct marketing about careers in marketing. Open to all majors.

Employment and Hiring Trends: Human Resources
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
The best way to learn how to break into the human resources industry is from the recruiting professionals themselves! Speakers from companies including SHRM, Penguin Group, Digital Broadcasting Group, and IPREO will discuss the candidate selection process, changes in the field of human resources, the incorporation of technology in recruiting, and available positions at their companies.

Mock Interview Day
Thursday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room, PLV Campus
Practice your interviewing skills with a pro as employees from J.H. Cohn, Dannon, A&E, Hope’s Door, and Icon International come to Pace to show you how to outshine the competition. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call today to secure your spot: (914) 773-3361.

Applying to Graduate and Law School
Tuesday, November 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Birnbaum Room, Mortola Library, PLV Campus
GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, OMG. If you’re thinking about applying to graduate school or law school, think about heading to this workshop to find out more of the who, what, where, whens from Pace Admissions officers and Kaplan Test Prep.

Talk to a Recruiter About Jobs in Non-Profits and How to Ace the Interview
Tuesday, November 15, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room 208, Grad Center, WP Campus
Octavia Gilmore, Executive Recruiter, Professionals for Non Profits (PNP), talks about full-time, part-time, and temporary job opportunities in the non-profit sector. Please call (914) 773-3415 to RSVP.

Business Dining Etiquette Dinner (co-sponsored by Women in Corporate America)
Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
You’re out to lunch with a potential employer. There are three forks in a formal place setting. Which one is the salad fork? At this Dining Etiquette workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn how to properly dine in a professional setting while networking with fellow students and professionals. RSVP via email to lheisman@pace.edu.

Careers in Media, Arts, and Entertainment (co-sponsored by Students in Communications and Arts (SICA))
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Willcox Gym, PLV Campus
Forget March Madness in the Gym. On November 13, it’s going to be Media Madness as reps from Patch, Cablevision, News12, A&E, Team Detroit, Icon International, and more stop by the PLV Campus to give you job search tips and talk about internship and entry-level opening at their companies.

Employment and Hiring Trends: Marketing, PR, and Advertising
Wednesday, November 14, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Speakers from Smithsonian, Oppenheimer Funds, Time Inc., and Havas Media will be on-hand to discuss industry specific career paths, their organizations, and even currently available internship and full-time job opportunities. Stop by to gain knowledge and network your way to an internship or job!

I’m Back from the Military and Need a Resume (co-sponsored by Student Veterans Association)
Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Gannett House, PLV Campus
Pace salutes its veterans…and helps them market and leverage their military experience into resumes at this important workshop for service members.

For more info on Career Services and events on campus, visit http://www.pace.edu/career-services/.

 

Are You In or Are You Out?

With 175 million members and counting, could LinkedIn be your link in to a job or internship? Find out at three events in NYC, PLV, and WP.

Forget the campus divide. Career Services is bringing you three events on three campuses to help get you connected to your next job using social media.

LinkedIn: Professional Networking (PLV)
Tuesday, October 16 | Butcher Suite | 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Pace alumnus and LinkedIn strategic account executive Brian Tietje will teach you how to maximize your professional online identity and connect with job opportunities using LinkedIn. Open to all majors. Register by calling (914) 773-3415.

Job Search Using Social Media (NYC)
Wednesday, October 17 | E305, One Pace Plaza | 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Did you know that 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn when hiring, compared to only 66% on Facebook and 54% on Twitter? Join Career Services as they review the different ways that social media can be used to help you identify, apply for, and obtain job and internship positions. The primary focus will be on LinkedIn, but will also look at how social media in general can be used to market yourself and help you connect with leaders in your industry.

How to Use LinkedIn (WP)
Tuesday, October 23 |  Room 208, Graduate Center  | 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pace alumnus and LinkedIn strategic account executive Brian Tietje heads to the WP Campus to talk about building your profile, networking using LinkedIn’s features, and tips to get noticed by recruiters and employers.

So what are you waiting for? Career Services’ invitation is awaiting your response…

Gotta Have a J-O-B

Your one-stop job shop comes to a campus near you!

Pleasantville! It’s your turn to sport your best suits and print resumes as the Career Services Fall 2012 Job and Internship Fair comes to campus equipped with representatives from dozens of potential employers itching to search through the cream of the crop for their next intern or full-timer. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni, the fair takes place Wednesday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center and features employers like the American Red Cross, Apple, Ernst and Young, The New York Post, Deloitte, and Morgan Stanley just to name a few. Pace wants to give you that one more push to “work toward greatness,” so take advantage of this opportunity to network and start on the track toward success.

Plus, from getting LinkedIn to getting into grad school, Career Services has a number of workshops that can help you stand out from your peers in this competitive market:

Resume Workshop: Resumes that Get Noticed (PLV)
Tuesday, October 2, 3:30 p.m.–4:25 p.m., Gannett House

Navigate the Career Fair: Tips for Success (PLV)
Wednesday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Gannett House

Practice Interview Day (NYC)
Thursday, October 4, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Park Row 1602

LinkedIn Profile Critiques (WP)
Tuesday, October 9, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., White Plains Grad Center, Room 218
Note: call (914) 773-3415 to register for a time slot.

Employment and Hiring Trends in Finances (NYC)
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Student Union

Applying to Grad School (NYC)
Tuesday, October 9, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., One Pace Plaza, Room E310

(Net)Working Toward Greatness

On September 20, nearly 100 employers will be on the NYC Campus looking to hire you. So run, don’t walk, to the Fall Career Fair in the Gym for this great opportunity to get started on your future. >>Read More

Would an internship with The New York Post, Penguin Group, or Simon and Schuster give you something to write home about? Want to make a difference in the Peace Corps or as a Marine officer? How about a paid internship or position with some of accounting’s most powerful acronyms: KPMG, PwC, or EY? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with more than 90 employers, get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, and enter giveaways at Career Services’ Fall Career Fair on September 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the One Pace Plaza C-Level Gym in NYC. Check out who’s going, who’s hiring, and exactly what positions they’re hiring for! No matter what your major is, you’ll be sure to network with employers in your field, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and find an internship, job, or great connection. Suit up and stop by this once-a-semester kind of career fair.

The Career Fair is open to Pace students and alumni only.

If you’re a PLV student, your Career Fair is a couple of weeks away on October 10, so proof those resumes and press that suit, because your next big shot at success is right around the corner.