Work It

Job and internship fairs, 30-second pitches, resume workshops, internships and work-study positions, and so much more. While you’ve been working on your tan this summer, Pace has been working on your future. Find out what’s coming soon!

Career Services Events
Want to learn how to shmooze with recruiters, market yourself most effectively, and make the most of your time during the upcoming Career Fair? Well, you’re in luck because on September 12, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room E310 at One Pace Plaza, Career Services brings you the How to Work a Career Fair and 30-Second Pitch workshop. Learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time.

Want to lead, learn, and, earn? The NYPD Cadet Corps will be tabling from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the first floor kiosk at One Pace Plaza on September 13. Speak with a recruiter to find out how you can join the NYPD Cadet Corps, experience the challenges and personal rewards of a career in the NYPD, and earn a great hourly wage ($14.16).

On September 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 at the WP Grad Center, learn what goes into a resume that stands out from the competition, markets your ‘personal brand’, and lands the interview,  as Marie Riffel-Founder of CareerWorks, professional talent and career coaching firm, presents The Professional “Branded” Resume Cover Letter.

Your favorite Fairy Jobmother returns on Thursday, September 20 as employers head to the NYC Campus from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. looking to hire you at the Fall 2012 Job and Internship Fair. Meet with representatives from media, financial services, consumer products, not-for-profits, government, accounting, banking, healthcare, computer science, technology, hospitality, retail, and many more. Bring several copies of your resume and dress professionally. Open to Pace University students and alumni only. Your future is waiting in the Gym. Where will you be?

Career Services will also be hosting Open Houses on September 13, 14, 18, and 19, so stop by to learn more about the department that helped Pace land a spot on the U.S. News Short List top 10 list of universities placing undergraduates in internships.

Looking for Career Services in PLV events? Their first set of events kick off on September 27, so check back here for more info on those in the coming weeks!

Looking for Internships?
Would a co-op gig with EMI Music or Rolling Stone rock your socks off? Banking on an internship in corporate tax with Morgan Stanley? Is the “write” thing for you an editorial internship with Star magazine? Want to make your “Marc” with an accessories internship at Marc Jacobs? Pace’s eRecruiting database available to Pace students and alumni has hundreds of internships, jobs, and co-op opportunities waiting for you. Visit Career Services’ eRecruiting site to browse through 500+ listings.

Work While You Study!
If you’re looking for work-study positions, there are also dozens of positions available at Pace, including for the Office of Special Events, Career Services, the Helpdesk, Human Resources, Mortola Library, SDCA, and more here. Act fast!

If you’re a full-time graduate student  ideally in publishing, marketing, media and communications, or a related field, the Marketing and Communications Department is looking for you! The Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant will assist the Creative Director and editorial and design teams with developing marketing and editorial materials (print and online) for the University. Learn more here and e-mail malderton@pace.edu if interested in the position.

Ready…Aim…Hire!

Apple, IBM, Madison Square Garden, Ernst & Young, and more than 80 other organizations will be at the Goldstein Fitness Center on April 4 looking to hire for internships and jobs. 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.

From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the PLV Campus will fill with 85 companies, including KPMG, American Red Cross, Kraft, U.S. Army Medical Department, North Shore LIJ, ArtsWestchester, Green Mountain Energy, Merrill Lynch, and many more!

Meet with representatives from media, consumer products, nonprofits, government, accounting, finance, banking, health care, computer science, technology, insurance, hospitality, retail, and many more areas of career interest. For a full list of participating employers, click here.

Career Fairs provide you with an invaluable opportunity to explore career paths and learn about employment opportunities in a wide range of industries. Full-time and internship positions will be available through employers looking to meet Pace students and recent alumni.

Take a Bite Out of Criminal Justice

Interested in working for the U.S. Secret Service? How about doing criminal investigation for the IRS? More than 25 agencies and organizations will be participating in Criminal Justice Career Day on April 4, so stop by the NYC Campus to get a job or internship locked up in.

On Wednesday, April 4, stop by the Student Union on the NYC Campus from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. as the Criminal Justice Society and Career Services co-sponsor Criminal Justice Career Day.

Confirmed organizations include the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, IRS-Criminal Investigation, New York County District Attorney’s Office, NYC Department of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, United States Secret Service, Victims Assistance Services, and more than 20 other federal, state, and county agencies and private organizations. This is a great opportunity to learn from professionals about career opportunities and what may interest you, and developing your professional goals.

All students are welcome to attend and students majoring in accounting, anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, foreign language, political science, and sociology are encouraged.

For more information please call the Criminal Justice office at (914) 773-3674 or the Career Services office at (212) 346-1950.

Career Corner

From internship fairs and marketing international experiences to criminal justice career days and communicating effectively at work, fill up your calendar with Career Services over the next few weeks.

NYC Campus

On March 21, grab a slice of pizza and hear from industry professionals about the ways you can incorporate your psychology major and academic studies into a career at the Lunch and Learn/Break to Education Series: Careers in Psychology.

If a graduate degree is in your future, stop by the Applying to Graduate School workshop on March 21 for info on programs in different areas. Learn about application procedures, testing information, and about the Pace graduate programs from an admissions counselor.

Finally, end your night with some popcorn and a movie at the Career Movie Series: The Devil Wears Prada. A discussion will follow the screening and refreshments will be served.

On March 21, international students are invited to the International Student Career Café, a monthly meeting for international students to make new connections and learn how to conduct a U.S. job search. Coffee and snacks will be served.

What can you do with an art history degree? Learn more about the art history program at Pace, hear about various art history and museum careers including internship suggestions, graduate programs, and preparation for those programs, as well as art history/museum resources that are available through Career Services at an open house and career planning session on March 26.

On March 27, hear from professionals about how to integrate your interest in foreign languages and appreciation for various cultures into a successful career path as Career Services and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures hosts Marketing International Experience and Foreign Language Skills.

Finding an internship or full-time job is one thing; learning how to communicate effectively with your supervisor and colleagues is something totally different! Learn how to navigate through the challenges of communicating with the people at work to make all conversations and interactions valuable for your professional development and enjoy some free pizza at an important workshop on March 28 in the Multipurpose Room.

Also on March 28, Job Search for Dyson Majors from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in W628. Are you a Dyson student graduating in May without specific post-graduation plans? Well, you’re not alone! Only a small number of organizations recruit early for full-time jobs after graduation. Attend this interactive workshop to learn how to identify your career goals and develop an effective job/internship search plan!

Coming up soon: Criminal Justice Career day featuring representatives from federal, state, municipal, and non-profit organizations on April 4; Jumpstart Your Job Search Using Social Media on April 17; Careers in Publishing on April 18; and much more!

For specific on NYC Campus events, click here.

PLV Events

The PLV Campus is prepping for the big Spring 2012 Job and Internship Fair on April 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Goldstein Fitness Center! Soon you’ll have a chance to meet with representatives to obtain career information and pursue job opportunities from accounting firms, financial services, media, consumer products, not-for-profits, government, healthcare, computer science, technology, hospitality, and many other areas of career interest. More than 70 companies have registered to attend including Apple, Federal Air Marshal Service, Ernst & Young, ArtsWestchester, Morgan Stanley, Mt. Kisco Medical Group,  IBM, Madison Square Garden, and the U.S. Army Medical Department.

But before you get that job, make sure your resume is in tip-top shape at an upcoming resume writing workshop on March 20. Nervous about the interview? Learn interviewing tips on April 3 to help you ace the interview and land that dream job.

Also coming up soon: Business Etiquette: Eat, Dress, and Network for Success on April 10. For more info about PLV events, click here.

White Plains Events

On March 20, stop by the Graduate Center to find out how to prepare, practice, and take command of the interview! If you are
getting interviews but not getting job offers, find out what you need to do differently.

Wondering if your LinkedIn profile can help you get linked in to a job? Let Pace Career Services in White Plains give you a free critique to jump-start your job search on March 22.

Most jobs are found through networking. On April 1, find out how you can power network your way to a job using online resources, special events, and your daily activities.

For more information on WP events, click here.

Career Services Student Spotlight

Dyson student and Chi-town native Nellie Lopez ’12 dishes on her public relations internships, networking at professional events, and moving to Europe in the latest Career Services Student Spotlight.

Nellie Lopez '12

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and I came to New York City to pursue my undergraduate degree at Pace University. I have greatly enjoyed my experience as a college student living in New York City. The past four years have allowed me to grow as an individual and in a professional manner. I will be graduating this summer and I am very excited to begin life after college.

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?  
During the summer of 2011 I was a Public Relations/Marketing Intern at Multicultural Marketing Resources, a public relations and marketing firm that represents leading experts in marketing to multicultural consumers. This position required me to research media outlets for media outreach projects as well as edit and summarize press releases for a monthly newsletter. I was also responsible for updating the company website, contact database, and social media web pages.

During the fall semester of 2011 I was a Public Relations Intern at Sarah Hall Productions, a boutique public relations firm which handles lifestyle and entertainment accounts. As a Public Relations Intern I prepared media lists for Account Executives, assembled press kits, and presented pitch ideas for media placements during staff meetings. My internship experiences have strengthened my confidence in my ability to work in a fast paced and detail-oriented environment.

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
I became involved with Career Services during my first year of college, I met with a counselor who helped me develop an effective resume and cover letter. I attended the required workshops and began to apply for internships during my junior year. I would recommend other students to take advantage of not only the on-campus events, but also the external events that are listed by Career Services. I was able to attend the 2011 Student Communications Career Conference which provided me with valuable insight into my chosen career field. Conferences allow current students to gain expert knowledge from extremely talented professionals. Taking advantage of professional events allows you to network with others and possibly land that desired internship or job position.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student? 
Pace University really prepares its students to succeed not only academically, but also professionally. The Career Services that are provided effectively bridge that gap between college and the work force. I have also had some amazing professors who have been extremely helpful in sharing their knowledge, experiences, and advice. At Pace you can really develop interpersonal relationships with professors and your peers.

What are your plans for the future?
Following graduation I will be moving back to Chicago, Illinois where I plan to attend graduate school. I would like to work in public relations as an account executive in the Latino/Hispanic entertainment industry or for a nonprofit organization. I wish to find a job position with relocation opportunities and eventually live in Europe.

Our Favorite Fairy Jobmother is Back

Job and internship fairs on all three campuses, networking opportunities, mock interview days, and so much more to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in NYC, PLV, or WP, because Pace is spreading its Career Services love across all campuses over the next few weeks! Here’s how you can get started on netWorking Toward Greatness.

NYC Campus
Attention international students: Find out what’s involved in the sponsorship process when conducting a full-time job search in the United States at the International Job Search Seminar from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on February 28. Guest speakers include an attorney specializing in Immigration Law, a sponsored student, and representatives from Career Services and the International Students and Scholars Office.

Want to learn how to shmooze with recruiters, market yourself most effectively, and make the most of your time during the upcoming Spring 2012 Career Fair? Well, you’re in luck because on February 29, Career Services brings you the How to Work a Career Fair and 30-Second Pitch workshop.

Stop by Career Services any time between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm. on March 5-7 for resume review and help, job search advice, and more at Open House right before the Big Kahuna. That’s right jobseekers and seekettes, we’re talking about the NYC Spring 2012 Job and Internship Fair. On March 7, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with professionals and learn about internship and full-time career paths in various industries. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the One Pace Plaza Gym will be filled with more than 50 employers looking to hire you! Registered employers include Disney ABC Media Network, Ernst & Young, JETS.com, Peace Corps, Madison Square Garden, PepsiCo Frito-Law, PwC, and more!

Also coming up in March: Lunch & Learn/Break to Educate Series: Careers in Psychology, Applying to Graduate School, Career Movie Series: The Devil Wears Prada, Career Seminar Series: International Student Career Café, Art History Open House & Career Planning Session, Marketing International Experience & Foreign Language Skills, and Networking/Communicating Effectively At Work. For more on NYC events, click here.

PLV Campus
On March 1, find out how you can rock the interview at Mock Interview Day. Practice your interviewing skills with a professional recruiter! Pre-registration is required and space is limited so call today to secure your spot (914) 773-3361.

On March 2, graduating students who are currently student teaching and enrolled in the Senior Seminar should stop by the Job Search for Future Educators special workshop to l earn about resume writing, interviewing, job search, and the hiring process.

Also coming up, Interview that Land Jobs on March 6 and a resume writing workshop on March 20. Plus, PLV students will have their very own Spring 2012 Job and Internship Fair on April 4. Meet with representatives to obtain career information and pursue job opportunities in accounting, financial services, media, consumer products, not-for-profits, government, healthcare, computer science, technology, hospitality, and more. Currently registered employers include Apple Inc, IBM, NYS Office of the Attorney General, Morgan Stanley, and more!

For more info on these PLV events and more, click here.

White Plains: Grad Center and Law School
On February 29, Hitachi and Pace’s Wilson Center team up to offer a panel on innovation in education and its relationship with the nonprofit sector at the Hitachi-Pace Annual Networking Event and Non-Profit Forum at the Grad Center. Connect directly with recruitment managers looking to hire for full-time jobs and internships during the networking lunch. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-773-3415 ASAP to secure your spot!

At the Law School, public, private, and government employers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will be looking for Pace’s legal eagles on March 1 as the Center for Career and Professional Development hosts the 5th Annual Winter Career Fair from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Tudor Room in Preston Hall. Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of legal areas and career paths and discuss them with the local practitioners.

On March 6, learn what goes into a resume that stands out from the competition, markets your ‘personal brand’, and lands the interview, and just how important your online presence can be as Pace Career Counselor Bless Vaidian presents How to Create a ‘Branded” Resume and Online Presence That Gets Interviews at the Grad Center.

 

ABC (Easy as 123)

The ABCs of getting connected! From the Apple Inc. Leadership Program to the Break to Educate Series to the Community Service Event, find out how Career Services can help you get a jumpstart on your future!

NYC Events

If you haven’t met the folks at Career Services yet, stop by the Kiosk on the first floor of One Pace Plaza on February 1 to learn all about Career Services at their Spring Internship Kick-Off.

Also on February 1 and 2, Open Hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you can meet with a Career Counselor for resume review and help, job search advice, and to get your resume approved for jobs after graduation. Stop by the Career Services office on the 14th Floor of 41 Park Row.

Coming up on February 9 is the Spring 2012 Practice Interview Day, where professionals will be available for practice interview, but you can read more about that here. The deadline to sign up is January 30.

On February 14, grab a slice of pizza and hear from industry professionals about the ways you can incorporate your major and academic studies into careers within specific industries at Lunch & Learn/Break to Educate Series: Careers in Non-Profit/Social Enterprise.

On February 17, spend the morning with Career Services as they partner with “God’s Love We Deliver” to prepare food for critically ill New Yorkers at Career Services Cares! A volunteer appreciation pizza party with raffles will follow after this event. Contact Diana Martinez at dmartinez@pace.edu with any questions.

Also coming up later this month, Career Services kicks off its Career Movies Series with The Social Network, International Student Career Cafe, Your 30-Second Pitch, and more! For the latest in Career Services events on the NYC Campus, click here.

And don’t forget about their co-op orientation and interview workshops, which you can learn more about here.

PLV Events

On February 1, Career Services welcomes Diageo to the PLV Campus for the Human Resources Leadership Development Program for the Class of 2012. Human resources, management, and psychology majors are encouraged to attend for the opportunity to work closely with senior leaders and build a diverse set of human resource skills in areas such as talent management, recruiting, compensation, learning, employee relations,and organization development. Diageo is the world’s leading global company in 180 countries for spirits, wines,and beer including such brands as Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, etc.

An Apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it also has the potential for a job on February 2, as Career Services welcomes the Apple Inc.- Leadership Program. Find out how you can be immersed in a multimillion-dollar retail operation and learn every aspect of managing and operating from some of the brightest minds in the industry.

On February 7, learn interviewing tips for your internship and full-time job search and on February 13, learn how to prepare an effective resume to best market yourself and get interviews at  resume writing workshop. Remember, you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.

On February 15, Morgan Stanley stops by for their Operations Analyst Summer Internship Program. Learn more about how you can work closely with colleagues to process complex transactions, solve operational problems, and respond to business issues and clients.

For more information about events happening on the PLV Campus, click here.

Career Services Student Spotlight

Intern-extraordinaire Kaitlynn Blyth ’12, who’s currently on her eighth internship, shares why the Career Services Office is the best part of being a Pace student and what she wants to be when she grows up.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Kaitlynn Blyth and I am a senior English Language and Literature major, with Communication Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies minors. Originally from Schoharie, NY (about 40 minutes outside of Albany) I decided to go to college where I could easily get a lot of internship experiences. I definitely made the right choice in this respect by choosing Pace!

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
I like internships, a lot, so I’m on my eighth and final one! I always did well in school, but found that I learned a lot more while in a real work environment. Because of this, I started interning when I was 16-years-old at my county offices in conjunction with the New York State Legislature. My senior year of high school, I was lucky enough to be accepted into a competitive program that allowed me to take college credits while doing two internships at the Hearst Corporation’s Times Union newspaper and a local PBS station in lieu of normal high school courses. Once college started, I didn’t stop. My first summer break, I was a Marketing Intern at Regent Communications (now Townsquare Media), a conglomerate of four of Albany’s major radio stations. From there, I’ve interned at Pace’s Public Information Department doing public relations; Bankable Enterprises (Tyra Banks’ main company) as a Web Intern and wrote a lot of articles for her website; NBC Universal-Oxygen as a Digital Editorial Intern doing anything from creating digital content, writing, editing, and much more; and lastly, Planned Parenthood Federation of America as an Online Marketing Intern, which I am continuing this spring semester.

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
My involvement with Career Services is because of an initial interaction with Barry Miller, manager of Alumni Career Programs and Services. My senior year of high school while interning at the Times Union, I had a popular blog on their website where I posted my decision to attend Pace (with one of the reasons being its highly rated Career Services office). Barry Miller found my post, outreached to me, and finally by the end of my freshman year at Pace, met with him and was told how impressed he was with what I was doing at my age professionally. From there, he got me in contact with my Career Counselor, Jenna Campolieta. The rest is history!

I would recommend any resource from Career Services, as they are all essential to students’ professional growth. No matter how much an individual may think they are good at something, there is always room for improvement. For example, I know of a lot of students prior to their visits with Career Services who think their resumes look fantastic because they have gotten jobs from them. Once they visit the office and see where they can improve, they realize that the potential of getting their ideal position is more likely.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
As a graduating senior in May, my best experience as a Pace student has actually been with Career Services (and I pinky-promise I’m not saying this because I’m being highlighted either). I am a very good student with high grades, involved with many extracurricular activities and leadership roles, all while still having a social life. Having said that, being a “typical” Pace student, the place in the University I feel is the most supportive, willing to help, actually gets what goals you want to accomplish, what legacy you want to leave at the University, and most importantly really tries to build you up and help you help yourself so you can be what you want to be when you grow up is Career Services. It’s hands down the best service Pace has to offer its students and the best part of being a student here.

What are your plans for the future? 
My plans for the future are to just be happy in a personal and professional sense. My mother always told me I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up, except when I told her I wanted to be a hairdresser (she didn’t like that too much). I have the knowledge, the tools, and the confidence to know that when I graduate and am all grown up, I can do whatever I want to do. I want to wake up every morning excited to go to work, despite whatever challenges I know will come my way. I know I can accomplish this because I believe in myself and feel that other students should feel the same way about themselves as well.

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!

Practice Makes Perfect

Um, do your interviewing skills, like, leave a lot to be, uh, desired? On February 9, Career Services invites you to practice with a pro at their Practice Interview Day and get the feedback you’ll need to ace the real interview!

Before you get that dream job, you’ve got to ace the interview. If your interviewing skills are a little rusty or you’re just not sure how to position yourself, practice with a professional at NYC Practice Interview Day on February 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Career Services Offices in 41 Park Row.
 
Meet successful Pace alumni, network with professionals from different fields, and get feedback on your strengths and weaknesses to help you land the real job!
 
Sign up using eRecruiting by January 30. Remember, you’re going to need to be prepared to bring your A-game to the NYC Spring 2012 Job and Internship Fair on March 7.
 
You must be Co-op or Campus Recruiting Program (CRP) eligible to participate.  If you’re not, contact Career Services at (212) 346-1950 to find out how to register.
 
Not familiar with what Career Services can offer you? Learn all about Co-op, eRecruiting, and more at upcoming undergraduate co-op orientation workshops which include January 25, 26, and 27, and February 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, and more; and graduate co-op orientation workshops on February 1 and 14. Learn more about these workshops and interview workshops here.

On the PLV Campus? An interview workshop will be held on February 7, and the Spring 2012 Campus Interview Program featuring employers looking to hire for jobs and internships begins on February 15. Read more here.

Career Services Student Spotlight

From the Sunshine State to the Big Apple! Pace student Shane Sethi explains why he traded in the sun for stocks and how Career Services has helped him with “one of the most beneficial experiences” of his life.

Shane Sethi '13

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Shane Sethi and I am from Venice, FL. I started at Pace in the spring of 2010. I started college in Florida studying Biology. After realizing that this was not the best choice for me I decided to change my major and start to look for a new school to attend. I did not want to spend my time doing something that I felt I could not turn into a career or provide the lifestyle that I want. After considering this change and looking at my options I decided to apply to Pace University and, upon my acceptance, I found myself relocating to New York.  After making my first trip to New York and meeting some of the Finance professors at Pace, I decided to major in Finance with a minor in Economics.     

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
During the time I have been involved with the Career Services office, I have had one internship at a derivative trading firm. This was one of the most beneficial experiences that I have had in my life. The best part about this firm is that it is very small so it was tremendously easy to communicate with everyone and take away knowledge from all the different traders. My boss turned out to be a great mentor who constantly sent me information to keep me very current and was always more than willing to speak to me about any issue that was taking place in the market.  My questions were always welcomed. This summer my boss sponsored me for a series 7 license. 

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
I got involved with Career Services just by word of mouth on campus. When I was a freshman I was interested in finding an internship to get a jump start on a career path and that is what really attracted me to them. The best resource at Career Services is your counselor. Your career counselor will be the person there that will keep you connected with exactly what you want as far as an internship goes. Other things to take advantage of are resume assistance and the mock interviews. Most of the questions that I had practiced in the mock interviews I was asked in real interviews. 

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
My favorite thing about Pace University is the type of environment that you are put into. I believe we have a student body that is highly involved with Pace which is something that attracted me towards the school. With a student body that has such a great amount of motivation there is a lot of opportunity to get involved. For instance, this past semester a few of my colleagues and I founded the Institute of Management Accountants and Finance Professionals on campus. This was a great feat for us since it is the first student chapter on the east coast and I believe the success of our organization, like any, has come from the dedication of its people.   

What are your plans for the future? 
This past summer I interned at the marketing firm, Ogilvy & Mather, where I worked in the finance department.  As far as plans go for after graduation, I know that I want to be in the financial sector but I am not too sure as far as what I really want to concentrate in. I have been trying to leave that open so I do not miss out any other opportunities in the future.

Career Services Student Spotlight

Pace student Allison Gimbert ’12 is working toward a mission. Hear all about her latest Wilson Center Funded Internship and how she thinks social justice is more important than a yacht.

Allison Gimbert ’12

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a senior and I am majoring in Marketing, concentrating in Advertising and Promotion. I’m from Connecticut but I have been living in NYC for about four years now. I will probably stay here for at least a couple more years after college.

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
I just finished a marketing internship for an organization called Older Adults Technology Services. They are a non-profit with the mission to change the way people age, and also change the negative views that surround aging. They hold free classes around the city that teach seniors how to use computers. A lot of older adults do not know how to use the internet, let alone smartphones, iPads, etc. I interned for a division of OATS called Senior Planet. The internship with OATS was a Wilson Center Funded Internship. For the most part, I used online marketing to raise awareness of the upcoming launch of their website. This past spring, I interned for a real estate agent. I would go around the city photographing apartments for rent and then advertise them for her. It was fun.

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
I got involved with Career Services by attending the resume and interview workshops. I would recommend the one-on-one meetings with your counselor. The workshops are good, but you really need to sit down and go over your resume piece by piece with someone who knows what they are doing. You can’t do that in a workshop. And honestly, you might think going on the internet and googling what a resume should look like is enough, but it’s not. It is not going to put you ahead of the hundreds of other people applying for your job. Walking across the street to 41 Park Row might be a difficult trek, but just do it. You’ll thank me when you have an awesome internship. Also, have your counselor help you with your cover letter. One mistake in your cover letter will cost you the chance to interview. Employers won’t even bother to look at your resume.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
Pace is a small community. That is what I like. Your professors know your name. You are not 1 in a class of 300. When I was a freshman I took a class and there were, at most, 12 people in that class. I loved it. I got to know everyone. What makes Pace a great school is that you can build strong relationships with professors and students. You are not just your Student ID# to your professors. Sure it’s easier for them to know when you skip, and when you haven’t spoken in class, but you also have a huge advantage over bigger schools.

What are your plans for the future? 
I plan to try to find a career path I enjoy. It will probably be in marketing. I really like the idea of working in a non-profit. Working toward a mission, rather than revenue is more fulfilling. I’m not saying I wouldn’t love a high paying job, but social justice is more important than a yacht.

Contact Career Services today to learn how you can find exciting internship opportunities like Allison.

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

Career Services is keeping you busy before the holidays. Celebrate National Career Development Day with a carnival, learn how to use LinkedIn to get linked in to a job, hear from and network with prospective employers, give back to the community with Career Services Cares, and much more!

PLV Campus

Interested in a career that makes a difference in the environment? Stop by a panel discussion on November 15 given by three professionals who work in environmentally-minded organizations. Representatives from the Greenburgh Nature Center, Beczak Environmental Education Center, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are scheduled to attend. Internship and volunteer opportunities will be discussed. Reserve your spot by emailing kporter@pace.edu.

Need a resume upgrade? Get the help you need to market yourself and get interviews on November 15.

Thinking about law school? Learn about the application procedures, testing information, and the Pace Law School program on November 15.

Celebrate National Career Development Day on the PLV Campus on November 16! Use LinkedIn to get linked in to your next job and find out how to maximize your professional online identity and connect with job opportunities using LinkedIn on November 16. Later in the day, Career Services and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs bring you a Career Paths Panel: Stories of Success, where you’ll hear from panelists with unique career paths and education experiences about their journeys and career achievements.

If you didn’t make the Mock Interview Day on November 9, get interviewing tips at a workshop on December 2.

For updated information on PLV events, click here.

NYC Campus

The holidays are a great time to network, but you have to know what to say and when to say it. Learn how to make the most out of networking opportunities that pop up at a Thanksgiving dinner or holiday party on November 15.

Celebrate National Career Development Day on November 16 in the Student Union, where you can visit with career counselors at resume review and interview tables, play some career games, stop by career fortune telling tables, and hear all about the Coop program at Pace while you snack on some popcorn and pizza and enjoy some raffles and giveaways!

Are you LinkedIn? Learn the nuts and bolts of LinkedIn at an interactive workshop on how to use social media for your job search. Build your profile, join groups, and connect to networking contacts on November 17.

On November 18, international students are invited to the final International Student Career Café of the semester, where you’ll chat about networking and expanding.

For graduate students, career experts will be available to provide you with resume and cover letter reviews, interviews tips, and other career advice at a Career Coaching Clinic on November 30.

Not sure what you’re going to do after graduation? Ever think about volunteering for a senator or traveling across Europe? Want to help build houses for the poor or conduct research in a rain forest? Hear all about Alternative Options After Graduation on December 1.

They say that “service is the rent we pay for living on this planet.” Join the Career Cervices staff in giving back to a local NY community organization on December 9 at Career Services Cares! This year, the organization they’ll be partnering with is “God’s Love We Deliver”, a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preparing and delivering nutritious meals for chronically ill patients. Spots are limited!

Orientation workshops will be held on November 17, 18, and 30, so if you’re looking to learn the basics of cooperative education and eRecruiting, sign up for one of these workshops. For interview workshops, head to Career Services on November 15, 29, and 30 to discuss the difficult questions asked by prospective employers and how to tackle them.

For more info on NYC events, click here.

Gettin’ Techie With it

We see a job in your future. All you have to do is get ready to suit up and boot up as Career Services and the Seidenberg School bring you 70 employers looking for recruits at the Technology Career Fair on November 2 on the NYC Campus. >>Read More

We see a job in your future. All you have to do is get ready to suit up and boot up as Career Services and the Seidenberg School bring you 70 employers looking for recruits at the Technology Career Fair on November 2 on the NYC Campus. >>Read More

Student Spotlight: From Career Services to Camelot

Career Services sat down with Pace student Ashley Lyublinsky, who completed a spring internship with one of the largest privately-owned strategic marketing and media services companies in the country.

Ashley, right, on a site visit by Career Services

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Ashley Lyublinsky. I’m 20 years old and majoring in Communications. I hail from Florida. With my major I plan on working in media or the entertainment industry. I am a senior at Pace and that is really exciting/nerve wrecking. 

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
In spring semester 2011 I interned at Camelot Communications. Really cool hands on experience internship, which saved me from getting a Metrocard because I could walk there. I learned a lot from Camelot and made friends while I was there. I am really glad that this was my first internship because I learned so much and made really good connections, and it didn’t scare me from doing more internships in the future.

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
I became involved with Career Services because I was not finding the internships I wanted on my own. I got tired of going on interviews for sketchy Craiglists ads, so I thought if this service is here–I should take advantage of it. I would say that other students should really look into Career Services. They give interview tips/advice that most people my age wouldn’t even think of. Also having a counselor assigned to you to help you with your resume or any questions you have is a fantastic tool.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
Pace has taught me a lot life lessons that I know will be valuable in my future. I have experienced a lot of disappointment within my three years here, but it has taught me that not everything is always going to be exactly how you want it to be. Along with the bad, comes the good. I have made awesome friends here and I have taken some really cool classes with great professors. Also the location isn’t too shabby. We are like fifteen minutes from Chinatown/SoHo! Who doesn’t love them some good chinese food?!

What are your plans for the future? 
I don’t know what my plans are exactly. I still have a year left here (I hope) and within that time I know I will change my mind endless amounts of times. Either start working, so I can start paying off my debts or just take a year off and explore the world. I would love to move out west and really be able to get into the entertainment industry. Whatever my plans end up being, I know I will make the most out of everything and that I will be successful no matter what.

Contact Career Services today to learn how you can find exciting internship opportunities like Ashley.

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

In this week’s Career Corner, a Lunch and Learn on careers in film and television with reps from MTV, ABC, and Nickelodeon, your 30-second pitch, a panel discussion on careers in animation, the big Technology Career Fair, and more!

On October 18, the Fine Arts department presents its fall Career in the Arts lecture, Funny Business: Careers in Animation for TV, Film, and Print, a panel discussion about getting started as a cartoonist or animator, featuring award-winning artists/producers Thu Tran, a sculptor, performer, and creator of The IFC Channel’s Food Party TV as well as creator of tour visuals for the musician, Girl Talk and Gary Leib, New Yorker and RAW cartoonist, film score composer, New York Times animator, and Hershey’s toy designer.

Interested in learning how to make a dream career in television or film a reality? Stop by Lunch and Learn—Careers in Film and Television on October 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Boardrooms North and South for some free pizza and to meet with a panel of professionals who have successful careers in film and television. Representatives from ABC, MTV, and Nickelodeon, and Oscar-nominated independent filmmakers will be present!

Are you an international student interested in making the most of your job search in the U.S.? Stop by the next International Student Career Café on October 20 in NYC for some coffee and conversation on building communication skills.

On October 25, learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time at career fairs at How to Work a Career Fair/Your 30-Second Pitch. Come prepared to work on your 30 second pitch.

Whether it is your first, second, or even third interview, knowing what to expect is crucial. On October 27, learn the ins and outs of advanced interviewing, including learning to effectively communicate your qualifications and experience using the STAR technique.

This all leads up to the big Technology Career Fair on November 2 in NYC! The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, in partnership with Career Services, cordially invites you to attend their annual Technology Career Fair. Meet recruiters looking to hire interns and experienced professionals and network with Pace alumni working in the tech industry. View the companies that are attending.

 

If you’re not familiar with what Career Services on the NYC Campus can do for you, stop by an upcoming Co-op Orientation Workshop to learn all about eRecruiting, the internship process, and more on October 19, 20, 26, and 27, and more dates in November. Need some interview help? Stop by an Interview Workshop on October 18, 19, 25, and 26, and see upcoming November dates.

Other upcoming NYC events for November and December include networking for the holidays, a dining etiquette seminar, National Career Development Day, using social media for the job search, alternative options after graduation, a Career Service community service event, and more!

On the PLV Campus, stop by a special workshop for graduating bachelor and master level students currently student teaching and enrolled in the Senior Seminar. Learn about resume writing, interviewing, job search, and the hiring process on October 28. On November 2, hear about Careers in Marketing from leading industry professionals (and Pace alumni) in advertising, sales management, online marketing, and brand management. And don’t forget to sign up for the November 9 Mock Interview Day, where you’ll practice your interviewing skills with a professional recruiter! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited!

Upcoming events in November and December include a career paths panel with stories of success, getting LinkedIn to work for you, applying to law school, resume-writing workshops, interviews that land jobs, and more! For more info, click here.

On the White Plains Campus, Jan Wallen, author of the book Mastering LinkedIn in 7 Days or Less, will explain how the website’s new features can help you maximize your job search efforts on November 7. Her new book will be available for purchase at the event.

Ready…Aim…Hire!

In just over a week, more than 50 employers will be on the PLV campus looking for you at the big Fall 2011 Job and Internship Fair. Get your resumes ready and suit up!

From Apple and IBM to Deloitte and Ernst & Young to the Federal Air Marshal Service and NYS Office of the Attorney General, employers will be flocking to the Goldstein Fitness Center on the PLV Campus looking for bright interns and employees at the Fall 2011 Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Network with representatives from more than 50 companies  that will be present. For a list of participating employers, visit the Career Services website.

Other upcoming Career Services events include:

NYC Campus
Mandatory Campus Recruiting Program workshops: October 5 and 11
Practice Interview Day: October 6
I’m Back from Study Abroad: Now What?: October 12
Applying to Graduate School: October 13
Out in the Workplace: October 13 at NYIT
Penn Mutual Corporate Info Session: October 13
Lunch and Learn: Careers in Film and Television: October 19
International Student Career Cafe on Communication Skills: October 20
How to Work a Career Fair/Your 30-Second Pitch: October 25
Advanced Interviewing: October 27
Technology Career Fair: November 2

PLV Campus
Navigate the Career Fair: Tips for Success: October 5
Morgan Stanley presents Operations Anlalyst Panel: October 5
Resume Writing Workshop: October 6
Interviews the Land Jobs: October 7
Job Search for Future Educators: October 28

Career Corner

Pace student Shaliza Kassam ’12 talks about her internships with O, The Oprah Magazine, Hamptons Magazine, JPMorgan, Definition 6, and more, and why Career Services has made internship-finding a “piece of cake.” Also, submit your own intern spotlight!

Student Spotlight: Shaliza Kassam 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am originally from the windy city, also known as Chicago. I am entering my senior year at Pace, and am majoring in Marketing and recently added a Finance minor after interning at JPMorgan. Oh, and I love puppies!

What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
When I was a freshman at Pace my roommate convinced me to sign up to volunteer for the Tribeca Film Festival. While at my training, I spoke to the woman in-charge and she recommended that I collaborate with the VIP department, so I took her up on her offer. And a year later, this is what caught the eye of someone at O, The Oprah Magazine. To be honest, my first “official” internship with O, The Oprah Magazine spoiled me. It was my first internship in the city. The people I worked with were wonderful and the building was one of the most beautiful I have ever had the privilege of working in. I mean, floor to ceiling windows, button-less elevators and a gourmet cafeteria with chefs from around the world- who could want more? After celebrating the tenth anniversary of the magazine I said goodbye to the Hearst tower and went home to Chicago for the summer. While I was home I interned with Michigan Avenue magazine, a smaller publication affiliated with Niche Media LLC- you’ve probably seen their local publication in NYC called Hamptons magazine. I worked in the Marketing and Events department here and attended some truly amazing events. In the spring of 2011, I joined JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Private Bank, where I interned as an Event Management Intern primarily in their Client Center. After my internship with JPMorgan I contemplated my next move. I thought to myself, “I’ve worked in the arts, in entertainment and in corporate; so what’s next?” Currently, I am interning at Definition 6, A Unified Marketing Agency in the Account Services and Marketing departments. My current internship is definitely unique, from space to substance. The office is like none-other and the culture is different from what I have known in the past. As I spend more time with this company, I begin to love it more. And gaining all this great experience doesn’t hurt either!

How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
Not to toot my own horn but I believe I am a good student, but a great worker. I have always been eager to grow up and get a job. In high school, I found my first job the second I was legally allowed (where I was later promoted into my first Marketing gig). So, as a freshman I worked hard to do well academically, but I was itching to apply what I learned. Enter Career Services. I actively researched the program and took the initiative because I wanted an internship and I wanted experience. And that’s the most important part. You need to want an internship bad enough because it is not just going to land on your lap. You are going to have to work for it, but Career Services definitely helps. I can literally go to my counselor about any career-related topic (and sometimes not career-related) and voila, I get answers. Change in career path? No problem. Having trouble finding an internship? Piece of cake. This department really has it down and they know what they are doing. And most importantly, they want to help students find internships, get experience and excel. I have spoken to many friends about their career centers and their experiences, and no one’s experience compares to the one I have had here at Pace. If you are not already utilizing this service to the fullest, I suggest you get down to 41 Park Row, get in the elevator, hit floor 14 and they will help you. Simple.

What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
The best part about being a Pace student is that going to Pace means that you are surrounded by New York. And to take advantage of these opportunities, the Career Center is there to guide you.

What are your plans for the future?
Well I plan to graduate in May of 2012, find a nice place and a nice puppy. I am not sure if I will be here in New York or if I will move back to Chicago yet, but I plan to have that figured out before May to ensure a job before graduation. Regardless of where I end up, I am excited to see how it unfolds!

Contact Career Services today to learn how you can find exciting internship opportunities like Shaliza.

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. So nominate yourself today!

Kicking Your Career Into High Gear

Career fairs, info sessions, workshops, 30-second pitches, job search plans, practice interviews, and more…and the semester hasn’t even officially begun! While you’ve been working on your tan this summer, Pace’s Career Services department has been working on your future. Find out what’s coming soon this month!

NYC Events

For all students graduating in January, June and September 2012 who are interested  in interviewing with companies that are recruiting for full time employment after graduation, you must attend one Mandatory Campus Recruiting Program Workshop and have your resume approved in order to be eligible to participate. Upcoming dates include September 9, 13, 23, and 26.

On September 13, learn all about the infamous 30-second pitch and how to knock the socks off recruiters at How to Work a Career Fair on the NYC Campus.

On September 14, meet with Pace students who are interns and ambassadors at advertising and marketing firm Mr. Youth; hear about their newest client RIM, the maker of Blackberry phones and learn how to get an exciting, hands-on internship. Oh, and did we mention Yankee tickets will be given away?

For those of you who completed a summer internship, it’s time for the next step! On September 15, network with other experienced interns and share best practices; learn how to market your internship experience on your resume to land your next internship or full-time job; and gain tips on applying for Wilson-funded internships for next summer.

On September 19, JPMorgan Chase will be on campus looking for the next great hire at one in a series of upcoming corporate information sessions.

On September 19, 20, 22, and 23, Career Services is open for you to stop by. This unique week is designated for all day drop-in hours to get feedback on the full-time job search, to learn about the Campus Recruiting Program, receive resume and interview critique, and more. 

Your favorite Fairy Jobmother will pay you a visit on September 21 as the “Big Four” accounting firms and dozens of other financial services employers head to the NYC Campus looking to hire you at the Fall 2011 Accounting and Finance Career Fair. Earlier in the day, hear professionals from the top CPA firms come together to discuss recruiting trends and their expectations of students in undergraduate, graduate, and joint-degree programs here at Pace. 

International students can enjoy coffee and career conversation on building U.S. experience at an upcoming International Student Career Café on September 23.

While Practice Interview Day may not be happening until October 6, space is limited and signups begin on September 1 so get on eRecruiting and sign up before September 25!

For more info on these and other NYC Campus Career Service events, click here.

PLV Events

For PLV students–don’t fret—most of your events kick off in October, including the Fall 2011 Job and Internship Fair, where dozens of representatives from accounting firms, financial services, media, consumer products, not-for-profits, government, health care, computer science, technology, hospitality, retail, and many other areas will be on the PLV Campus looking for you. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks!

White Plains Events

On September 20, find out how to develop a job search plan to optimize your time and effort at the Grad Center on the WP Campus.

For Law School students, visit the Center for Career and Professional Development for more information on your events and programming.

Our Favorite Fairy Jobmother Is Back!

Job and internship fairs, networking opportunities, career bootcamps, and so much more to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true.

There are so many career events happening over the next weeks we don’t think we’ll be able to fit them all in this post. But let’s try!

Did you know that 80% of all jobs are found through professional networking? On March 24, find out how you can Network Your Way to a New Career Opportunity in WP.

Looking for a job or internship opportunity? Need scholarship funds? Attend an ALPFA interest meeting and hear from two Pace alumni who are also executives at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS on March 29 in PLV.

Also on March 29, hear about accounting and finance majors at an interest meeting in PLV.

Fancy a career in criminal justice? Meet with representatives from more than 20 federal, state, municipal, and non-profit organizations including the U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and more at Criminal Justice Career Day on March 30 in PLV.

In NYC? Learn how you can Jumpstart Your Job Search Using Social Media on March 30. Get tips and hear from panelists on how to use social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twittter, and Facebook to get you closer to the job of your dreams.

Sophomore in PLV? On March 29, hear from and network with professionals and students who are in your major field of study at the Majors and Minors Fair.  On March 30, join students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a panel discussion on internships and hear from students who completed internships.

About-face, head out your door and get over to Career Services Bootcamp on April 1 in PLV. For three hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. you’ll be trained in writing resumes that will get you noticed, how to ace the interview, and how to work a career fair, and you’ll come out with the knowledge to land that big job.

Oh, SNAP. Student Nurses at Pace will host the Spring Healthcare Career Banquet on April 4 on the NYC Campus, where students will be able to hear about the various careers available in healthcare, network with healthcare leaders, and discuss the growing need for people to enter this field. RSVP before the event!

Think all there is to finance are quant jobs? Think finance is not for you if quant skills are not your cup of tea? Find out at the Alternate Careers in Finance panel discussion on April 5, in the Multipurpose Room in NYC.

Interested in a career in music? Meet with exciting panel members from River to River Festival, New York Public Radio, and more at  Career in Music Panel: Power Hour on April 5 in NYC.

Looking for an internship or a job? Well, you’ll have more than 50 companies to choose from at the Spring 2011 Job and Internship Fair on April 6 in PLV. Participating employers include the Big Four audit firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC), IBM, the Peace Corps, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, the Attorney General’s office and much much more!

Also on April 6, but in NYC, learn about workplace diversity and hear from experienced professionals who are involved in diversity initiatives at their respective companies and how to engage with and successfully contribute to a diverse work environment at Diversity In The Workplace.

Graduating senior? Get ready for life post-Pace at the April Transition Series for Life After Graduation beginning on April 12 in PLV. Hear guest speakers talk about getting your own place, managing your money, professional etiquette, and more!

On April 13, participate in a Lunch and Learn: Careers in Psychology Panel, where you’ll learn about how studying psychology can be incorporated into professions that include: psychologists, therapists, neuropsychologists, guidance counselors and more! All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card.

And make sure to get to co-op interview workshops and interview workshops held throughout the semester in NYC and PLV.

Surviving Wall Street

It’s a tough market and it doesn’t appear to be getting any easier. On March 23, Lubin and Career Services bring you a man who’s going to show you what it takes to survive on Wall Street.


What makes job search and career management different  for finance professionals? How do you leverage these differences to maximize your career ROI? Hear from Ray Cohen, the industry’s #1 expert on getting hired and author of The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide, about what you need to do to maximize your time–both during the job search and on the job–at How To Survive on Wall Street From A Guy Who Knows on March 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in NYC.

E-mail bmiller@pace.edu to sign up for this event!

NetWorking Toward Greatness

Interested in a career in TV/web video production? How about one in HR? An internship with the Department of State? All these opportunities and more are just a quick click away!

The NYC Career Fair may have passed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any job, internship, and networking events. Let’s get to it!

Editorial director of video and television for The New York Times Ann Derry, VBS TV associate producer Gabby Shaw, and design production assistant for NBC and Pace alumnus Max Janowski will talk about video production for web and TV at a Career in the Arts panel sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts on March 8 in NYC.

Looking for that summer internship with Fortune 500 employers? Stop by an INROADS information session (co-sponsored with OLAS, BSU, DHOSA, and SOCA) on March 8,  3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m., in Gottesman, Kessel Student Center in PLV. INROADS mission is to develop, assist, and place minority students in business and industry to prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Interested in an internship that can make a difference? Want to explore career paths in government? Meet with Thomas Hart Armbruster, Senior Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat in Residence, to learn how your major can be an excellent fit with the U.S. Department of State on March 9 in NYC .

Contemplating a career in human resources? Grab a slice of pizza and come hear from industry professionals about the ways you can incorporate your major and academic studies into careers within human resources on March 9 in NYC.

Worried about acing the interview? Fret not. Susan Goldberg, executive search consultant and Lubin alumna will practice responses to traditional and behavioral interview questions with grad students on March 9 in NYC.

Also on March 9, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) will host their 6th Annual Lunch ‘N Learn, where you’ll be able to meet NABA members and learn all about different professional industries from a panel Q&A and speakers including Ronald Taylor, VP Americas Diversity at Deutsche Bank. Free lunch will be served.

Your Fairy Job Mother is Back!

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! And magically, more job and internship fairs appear at Pace. Both the PLV and NYC campuses are soon to be packed with employers looking for their Cinderellas and Cinderfellas.

Get your feet ready to try on dozens of glass slippers because hundreds of companies will be on campus over the next couple of weeks.

On March 2, the NYC Spring 2011 Job and Internship Fair will be held on the NYC Campus. Network with representatives from almost 50 companies including PwC, KPMG, Peace Corps, U.S. Department of State, Universal Music Group, and more for career, internship, and full-time positions at this huge event held each semester. In PLV, the Job and Internship Fair will be held on April 6.Attend Ace the Interview workshops on March 1 and 8 in NYC and on March 7 in PLV. International students can attend a special interview workshop on March 8 in NYC.

Also in the distance: Network Your Way to a New Career Opportunity on March 24 in WP; Job Search for Future Educators on March 25 in PLV; Criminal Justice Career Day on March 30 in PLV; Calling All Sophomores: Get a Summer Internship on March 30; Jumpstart Your Job Search Using Social Media on March 30 in NYC; Career Services Bootcamp on April 1 in PLV; Diversity in the Workplace on April 6 in NYC; and much, much more!

Check out the Career Services website for all the latest info!

Your Fairy Jobmother is Back!

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! And magically, more job and internship fairs appear at Pace. In less than two weeks, both the PLV and NYC campuses will be packed with employers looking for their Cinderellas and Cinderfellas!

Get your feet ready to try on dozens of glass slippers because hundreds of companies will be on campus over the next couple of weeks.

One day later, on March 2, the NYC Spring 2011 Job and Internship Fair will be held on the NYC Campus. Network with representatives from a variety of industries for career, internship, and full-time positions at this huge event held each semester. In PLV, the Job and Internship Fair will be held on April 6.

Before you head to the fairs, learn tips on how to stand out from the crowd at How to Work a Career Fair on February 22 in PLV. You can also learn how to market yourself, draft an effective 60-second elevator pitch, and make the most of your time at the fairs at How to Work a Career Fair/60 Second Pitch on February 24 in NYC.

Are you an international student worried about finding a full-time job in the United States? Hear about what is involved in the sponsorship process from guest speakers including an attorney specializing in immigration law, a sponsored student and representatives from Career Services, and the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) at the International Student Job Search Seminar on February 22 in NYC.

Attend Ace the Interview workshops on February 22 and 23 and March 1 and 8 in NYC and on February 23 and March 7 in PLV. International students can attend the International Student Career Cafe workshop on February 18 and special interview workshops on February 24 and March 8 in NYC. Learn how to write a compelling resume at the Targeted Resume Writing workshop on February 24 in WP.

Also in the distance: Network Your Way to a New Career Opportunity on March 24 in WP; Job Search for Future Educators on March 25 in PLV; Criminal Justice Career Day on March 30 in PLV; Calling All Sophomores: Get a Summer Internship on March 30; Jumpstart Your Job Search Using Social Media on March 30 in NYC; Career Services Bootcamp on April 1 in PLV; Diversity in the Workplace on April 6 in NYC; and much much more!

Check out the Career Services website for all the latest info!

Taylor Swift, Rachael Ray, and One Lucky Pace Student

Pace student Melissa Recine ’12 walked onto The Rachael Ray Show for a Taylor Swift makeover and walked away with a dream internship.

Melissa Recine, right, with Taylor Swift

If Kanye were interrupting this story, it would probably go something like this: “Yo Pulse, Imma let you finish but Melissa Recine had the best Taylor Swift makeover of all time.”

And, this time, he’d be right. Pace student Melissa Recine kicked off 2011 in style….on The Rachael Ray Show. Where sitting in the studio audience would be enough for most, for Melissa, it just didn’t cut it.

“Taylor Swift has been a role model of mine ever since I was fifteen. I would write letters into lots of shows hoping to catch someone’s attention,” Melissa told us. “I had written into Rachael a few years back and they put all letters into an archive so when a Taylor episode came up they called about 300  fans and decided they liked me.”

And so the 20-year-old student would appear on the show to get a Taylor Swift makeover, something many teenage girls would dream of.

Post-makeover, Melissa joked that she was going to wear her dress every day.

“You’re going to be able to spot her easily on campus,” the celebrity chef and former Pace student (oh, didn’t you know?) Rachael Ray said.

And it didn’t end there. Taylor Swift herself appeared from behind a curtain to surprise the two girls who had just been made over.

“They told us that Taylor would not be there and this is actually the first time that they did a celebrity makeover where the celebrity actually came. I had no clue she’d be there. Meeting her was a surprise and a dream. I couldn’t control my emotions because she has had such a personal impact in my life,” Melissa said. “Meeting Rachael was pretty cool, too. It was hard because the first time I met Rachael was during the taping so I had to swallow the fact that I was talking to Rachael Ray and discussing my makeover.”

Sounds like a dream start to the new year? Yeah, well, it didn’t end there. Before she got “Taylored,” Melissa had some time to print off some resumes that she handed to the show’s producer, and while usually this kind of stuff only happens in Taylor Swift-written fairytales, the communications major ended up walking away with an internship on the show.

“My mom actually brought up the idea that bringing a resume would be a good idea and, as always, she was right! I was working closely with one of the producing teams so she walked me into the production intern coordinator’s office and I handed her my resume.”

When we heard from Melissa, she had just started her internship.

“I am currently on the train coming back from the internship. It’s so much fun. Of course we have to do a lot of getting coffee and lunch, but the most important thing is making connections. I’ll sit at a lot of peoples desks and answer their phones while they’re away. I always say my name. I make sure people know who I am and I’m remembered.”

Sounds like something she’ll never have a problem with!

Read more about Melissa’s adventures at Rachael Ray on her Dyson blog and check out the video above. Melissa’s clip starts around the 4:21 mark.