Law School Lite

Learn from distinguished professors and attorneys from around the world with real-world experience in Environmental Law and earn one credit in one week with Pace Law School’s Environmental Summer. >>Read More

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

Pace’s Environmental Law program has gained national recognition and is consistently ranked among the top four programs of its kind in the United States. This summer, it is offering an incredible lineup of 27 different one-week courses that focus on cutting-edge environmental law topics ranging from Wildlife Law, to Clean Water Act/Wetlands, to Nuclear Energy and Waste Disposal, to UN and Brazilian Environmental Law. The new program will serve as a pilot project and, if successful, will become an annual program.

Laura Jensen, who joined the University as Assistant Director of Environmental Law Programs in 2012 after graduating magna cum laude from Pace Law School, has helped organize the innovative project.  “We’ve been receiving a lot of interest from practicing attorneys and [internationally] in places like Brazil,” she notes of the newly launched project.

The week-long seminars, with tracks in energy, environmental, land use and natural resources, and international law, are taught by distinguished law professors from across the country. Experts include: Professor Sanford Gaines, who earned his law degree from Harvard University after serving in the Peace Corps in Korea; Professor Gabriel Eckstein, whose past work includes editor for the American University International Law Review; and Professor Rachael Salcido, who has served as the director of the Sustainable Development Institute and whose work has appeared in countless scholarly journals.

Courses like the Renewable Energy Field Course in the Energy Track often go beyond the classroom, allowing students to explore real-world renewable energy project sites while learning more about the laws and policies that apply to them. The Environmental Track also offers hands-on experience with courses like the Brownfields Field Course that introduces students to fieldwork experience while also meeting with city officials, scientists, and construction company officers.

“Our Pace Law professors are very much involved in environmental law and the ABA,” Jensen says. “They put the word out amongst their colleagues and these were the [experts] who reached out and were interested in teaching a specialty course. We have [professors] flying in from Brazil and Denmark…”

Courses are open to law students, attorneys, and college graduates with an interest in the field. Certificates of completion are available as is affordable dorm space for visitors on the White Plains Campus.

The Summer Environmental Program runs from the week of May 27 through the week of July 22. Registration closes on May 1. For more information or to register, visit http://www.law.pace.edu/environmental-summer.


Pace Hearts the Earth

Earth Month is upon us! For the next month, check in with us as we highlight Earth Month events each week. From the bottled water taste test to greening Dow to fracking craziness, the Environmental Center gets down to nature.

Most people will celebrate the earth this year on April 22, but at Pace, we stretch it out for a full month, with about 20 events from water walks to birds of prey presentations. So, how did Earth day grow from one day to one month? Ten years ago, Angelo Spillo, director of the Environmental Center, started Earth Month, as a way for the Pace Community to extend Earth Day and learn to fully appreciate the environment.

“It’s very rewarding because now it has evolved into an interdisciplinary event that involves all components of Pace, including faculty, staff, and students from all of our schools and departments,” he says.

This week, in Earth Month:

Better in a Bottle?
Monday, April 1
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Kessel Upper Well Area
It’s time for some water wars: bottled water vs. tap—can you tell the difference? Rethink what you drink as Earth Month kicks off with a water taste test, plus a presentation on What Makes Water Safe to Drink?

Dow(n) in the Dumpsters
April 1–28
Dow Hall council and staff make sure we all go green this month as they collect and recycle water bottles from the trash. C’mon folks, let’s make it easy for them! Drop of your plastic bottles in their main lobby area. Each week the RAs update a thermometer tracking the amount of bottles that are collected. At the end of the month the money saved from the mass amount of bottles will be used to purchase activities and food for a wrap-up event and residents will be able to see how much money they can save and how plastic can be recycled if they do not throw plastic bottles in the trash. Supplies and resources will be provided by the Dow Hall Council. For info e-mail, dowhall@pace.edu.

A Roadmap to Sustainability
Wednesday, April 10
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Join Economics Professor Gus Karam for a brief presentation and discussion with the audience about sustainability.

Fracking Crazy?
Thursday, April 11
12:15 p.m.
Howard Johnson Lounge
The Howard Johnson community will be invited down to the lobby for a lunch provided by the Hillside House/Howard Johnson Hall Council and short film Fracking Hell: The Untold StoryCheck out the video. For information contact Samantha Bassford at hillsidehouse@pace.edu.

Pace Makes a Difference Day
Saturday, April 13
The community will participate in community service activities including environmental activities. For more information about Pace Makes a Difference Day—Spring Edition, check out the feature here.

For more info on Earth Month events, click here. And make sure to stay tuned here as we’ll highlight more Earth Month activities every week through the end of April!

Earth Month is sponsored by Pace University Environmental Center and N.A.T.U.R.E. (student environmental club) with the support of Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD. For more information contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu  or  (914) 773-3530.

Earth Month: Food for Thought

To celebrate Earth Month, each week The Pulse will highlight Pace research and programs that are making an impact on the environment. This week, Professor Marley Bauce and student AliReza Vaziri ’13 team up for an undergraduate research project to gauge environmental sustainability in Pace’s Dining Halls. >>Read More

Professor Marley Bauce and senior AliReza Vaziri are prime examples of how professors and students have come together to make a difference. In this case, the duo has undertaken an innovative new research project on environmental sustainability–and how Pace can adopt a leadership role in the movement.

Recycling, purchasing energy saving appliances, and whizzing around in a Prius are stylish ways to show your support for environment sustainability, but they aren’t necessarily making the impact you think they are. According to a 2006 meta-analysis conducted by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, industrial agriculture releases 33% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Of this 33%, beef production claims half the responsibility. Forget the Prius: It may be time to confront the steak.

So what can Pace do to help minimize environmental damage? Professor Bauce and Vaziri have teamed up in the Division of Student Success’ Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Initiative to gauge the environmental sustainability measures of Pace’s Dining Halls and identify what Pace can do to improve.

Professor Bauce and Vaziri believe that Pace could implement three primary changes in order to remain on the cusp of environmental sustainability awareness.

“Pace can lead the initiative by offering more ecologically-friendly options for students,” Professor Bauce said.  As of now, the café does offer some vegetarian options. “We have met with representatives of Chartwell’s to discuss our research.”

Another suggestion the research partners have proposed is to implement a “Meatless Monday” campaign across campus, an idea that has already been implemented at the Pace Law School on the White Plains campus. Through this campaign, a wider variety of meat-free food alternatives are offered to students on Mondays, along with educational programs designed to encourage students to eat less meat… both for their health, and for the health of the planet.

NYU and Columbia have also implemented “Meatless Monday” campaigns in order to encourage students to refrain from eating meat on Mondays, thereby reducing their carbon footprints as well as reducing health risk factors.

In a survey that Professor Bauce and Vaziri distributed to 3,000 Pace students and faculty members, the Pace community expressed their desire for an advanced administrative position on environmental consciousness, citing sustainable living as a clear social value.

“The survey asked if [students] would alter their eating habits in order to promote ecological sustainability, and the consensus was that they would not want to change their eating habits out right on their own,” Professor Bauce said. “However, when asked whether they felt that Pace should offer more options for students to eat less meat, the response was overwhelming: The same survey subjects believe that  Pace should launch an initiative to provide students with the option to eat more responsibly if they choose. This is a fascinating dynamic between consumer and corporate environmental responsibilities, right here in the heart of New York City.”

Finally, Vaziri, who founded the campus organization A Dollar’s Difference and was recently awarded Pace’s Jefferson Award for Public Service, suggests that Pace use its influence and power to not only help the environment, but also to help less fortunate individuals within our community. “We would like to see Pace limit food waste, and donate its left over, unused foods to food banks in the area,” Vaziri explained, “We are currently in talks with several to try and set it up.” Americans currently throw away approximately 50% of the food they purchase; this food accumulates in landfills and emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. This is but one more way in that what we eat has a profound effect on the local and global environment.

Says Professor Bauce, “Our next steps are to meet with Provost Sukhatme to discuss options; distribute another survey to students; and prepare a document for distribution around the university, which outlines various ways in which the Pace community can use food as an important means of expressing an environmental identity.”

The findings of their research will be presented via a poster panel at the Division of Student Success’ Showcase event on April 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sue Maxam, EdD, at smaxam@pace.edu.

For updates on his developing research, follow AliReza’s blog at here.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

Spring Break

The Pulse will be off next week, March 25, for spring break. Heading on a travel course? Already spending the spring semester overseas? Send your photos and info to pulse@pace.edu and we’ll add you to our Google Map: Pace Goes Around the World in 140 Ways…and Counting!

The Pulse will be off next week, March 25, for spring break. Heading on a travel course? Already spending the spring semester overseas? Send your photos and info to pulse@pace.edu and we’ll add you to our Google Map: Pace Goes Around the World in 140 Ways…and Counting!

Turtle Power

Follow Media and Communication Arts students as they head to Baja to write, shoot, and produce a documentary on communities’ efforts to conserve marine life, specifically endangered sea turtles, while building the economy. >>Read More

In several days, students in Dyson Professor Maria Luskay’s, EdD, Media and Communication Arts class will travel to Mexico’s Baja peninsula to chronicle how communities that once depended on sea turtle poaching and other extractive activities depleting the region’s rich natural resources are now thriving with a new economic model, one built around conservation and sustainable tourism.

Students, Luskay, and Pace Professor and New York Times blogger Andrew Revkin will camp on a remote stretch of beach and film the marine and coastal wildlife around Magdalena Bay, the largest wetlands ecosystem on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California, north of Cabo San Lucas, as part of Pace’s unique travel courses.

They will also interview and follow the lives of the Mexican conservationists and guides, many of whom were formerly poachers. There will be a special focus on Magdalena Baykeeper, a group that is one hub in a worldwide network called the Waterkeeper Alliance, which has its roots with the Hudson Riverkeeper here in the Hudson River Valley and at Pace University.

For the past month, students have been hard at work preparing for their documentary: researching everything from conservation to sustainable fishing efforts in Magdalena Bay, to the American and Mexican Laws governing the harvesting of sea turtles and other marine life. There will be a screening of the documentary later this spring, but until then, follow them on their journey on WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Over the last few years, students in Luskay’s award-winning Media and Communication Arts class have traveled to the Netherlands to shoot a documentary on the U.S. Ambassador to Holland appointed by President Obama, to Belize where they chronicled the world of sustainable shrimp farming, and to Portugal to uncork the connection between wine on your table and the fate of forests. The Life of an American Ambassador: The Netherlands won Best in Category for “Documentary” at the 4th Annual Indie Short Film Competition and Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability One Shrimp at a Time was awarded Best Short Documentary in the Best Shorts Film Festival. You can watch all three videos at http://www.pace.edu/travel.

Your Summer. Your Pace.

Magic and the Spirit World to Managerial Accounting; Organic Chemistry to Organized Crime; Animals and Society to Anatomy and Physiology. Make your selections, because summer sessions start May 30 and July 15. 6 credits in 6 weeks? Really.

Summer’s right around the corner. This year, hit the beach and the books!

Give a tough subject like accounting or chemistry or calculus your undivided attention; indulge your inner artiste with sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, or photography; write until your fingers hurt with creative writing; learn French, Italian, Spanish, or even American Sign Language. Whether you’re interested in modern China or a historical survey of Africa, there are more than 600 undergraduate and graduate courses Pace offers during its two summer sessions on the NYC and Westchester campuses and online. Summer courses are available at a discounted rate with tuition payment plans and housing is available on both campuses. Summer I begins on May 30 and Summer II on July 15. And you don’t have to choose—you can enroll in both.

Registration is open now, so whether you want to catch up or get ahead, it’s time for you to make the decision to take the summer on! Learn more about summer session and view the summer class schedule.

Also, for the first time, this year you may be able to save up to $2,000 with one of Pace’s new two-course packages when you register by May 29. Packages include film studies with a lens on NYC, travel and tourism management, democracy at home and abroad, arts and entertainment management, and more. For info on those courses, click here.

Make $1,000 in Three Minutes

In 2012, Donald Trump made almost $120 per minute. The highest paid couple in 2012? Jay-Z and Beyonce, who made almost $150 per minute. Sound impossible to you? Well, it’s not. Sign up for the Pace Pitch Contest by 5:00 p.m. on April 1 and you’ll have the chance to make more than all three combined in three minutes.

This isn’t online spam. You don’t need to wire anything to anywhere to get started. This is what Pace calls “Opportunity through Entrepreneurship.”

On April 18, the Entrepreneurship Lab will host the Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.

Each finalist will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a panel of Pace alumni entrepreneur judges and an enthusiastic audience. Cash prizes will be awarded. $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

And if you want to win it, you’ve got to be in it! To register as a contestant, fill out the online registration. The deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. EST on April 1. If competing as a team, all members must complete the form individually. You should review How to Enter the Pace Pitch Contest for information on the criteria and important dates and Guidelines and Judging Criteria to help prepare for the contest.

Even if you’re not interested in entering the competition, you should stop by and watch the future Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s of the world present their business plans. RSVP for the Cheering Section.

Get in the Know(ledge)

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by Seidenberg Dean Amar Gupta, PhD, takes a look at several innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the emerging Knowledge Economy beginning March 6. >>Read More

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is excited to announce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) led by Dean Amar Gupta, PhD, for the spring semester.

While the University has been making great strides into online education through services like iMentor this will be its first ever MOOC and is a bold step for both the University and the Seidenberg School. MOOCs have been pioneered by companies like Coursera and EdX and this will be Pace’s first contribution to the arena. The course is part of Pace’s efforts to use the most advanced technologies to bring their students the best educational experience possible.

Tieing together four important aspects of the technology driven Knowledge Economy; International Management of Services; Entrepreneurship, Innovation; and the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory; the course will look at several innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the emerging Knowledge Economy, with special emphasis on how teams of individuals can work together in a seamless manner across national boundaries to render professional services of diverse types and varying sophistication.

In particular, the course will analyze the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory model in detail. This model envisages that a professional in the US will work from the usual work day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At the end of the work day, the professional will transfer the work to a colleague in China or Australia who will then work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., based on the clock in that country. At the end of the latter’s work day, the work will be transferred to a colleague in Poland or Romania who will work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. based on the clock in Eastern Europe. Finally, the work will be transferred back to the original professional in the US, who will feel that a magic fairy was working hard while the professional was asleep.

The lectures began on March 6 in 163 William Street, Room 237, at 6:00 p.m., and continue on March 20, April 3, and April 17. They will be recorded and put on Udemy.com for everyone to access. Those interested in the course should contact kbrazaitis@pace.edu. Pace students may have the option of receiving credits for the course. Everyone interested in the 21st century global economy should tune into the lectures as they are sure to have a wealth of information that will be useful across all disciplines.

For more information, click here.

ITS Connect

Facebook iPad Mini winner; PLV gets digital; Google in, Postini out; and more! Check out the March 2013 ITS Newsflash!

Pace ITS Facebook Contest Winner Student
Pace ITS would once again like to thank all of you who Liked their Facebook page! Pace student Thatiana Diaz was randomly selected as the winner of the Apple iPad Mini. Visit https://www.facebook.com/PaceITS for details. For those who didn’t win, there may still be hope, with additional giveaways in the future.

Digital Signage on the PLV Campus
A total of 14 Cisco Digital Signage monitors have been installed in PLV and Briarcliff. Advertising an event or academic program news is quick and easy! Students, faculty, and staff can submit digital signage requests by sending an e-mail to settersigns@pace.edu. Attach a copy of your flyer or poster. Images should be 8.5×11” JPEG or PDF format. Large font sizes (28+) and high resolution images are recommended. Additionally, file size cannot exceed 10MB. (Note: Student submissions require approval from SDCA before publishing.)

Postini Service Changes for Faculty, Staff, and Students
As of April 1, 2013 the University’s current e-mail spam and virus filtering service, Postini, will be transitioned by the vendor to Google Apps service. Based on this change, ITS will be moving to Exchange Online Protection in order to provide more accurate message filtering in addition to retaining familiar features such as daily quarantine messages and the ability to block or approve senders. The transition to the new service will occur on Friday, March 15. For detailed information, refer to the following page: Postini Changes.

iPad Meetings for Faculty and Students
The iPad meeting scheduled for March is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 20: 12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

*All meetings will be held in Miller 16 (PLV) and Civic E319 (NYC).You can view the minutes from each meeting on the iPad blog.

Sign Up for the PaceAlert Emergency Notification System!
Please remember to enroll in or update your PaceAlert information to make sure you get the latest emergency notifications either through your e-mail or phone! To sign up, please go to: http://alert.pace.edu.

Spam Alert
Please be aware that spam e-mail may periodically end up in your mailbox. These types of messages may try to disguise themselves as authentic emails, by spoofing “from” addresses from people we know or known companies. Read More…

MyPace Mobile App
Pace’s mobile app is available for download for devices such as Apple iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), Android, and Blackberry. Read More…  

Blackboard Mobile Learn App
BlackBoard Mobile Learn App is available for download for devices such as Apple iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), Android, and Blackberry. Read More…  

Wireless: Auto-configuration for Pace_Secure using Pace_Connect
Configuring your device for Pace_Secure has been made simple! For more detailed instructions, please visit the following page: Configuring Wireless

Guest Wireless Account for Pace Visitors Needing to Access the Internet
ITS offers a self-service system for Pace students, faculty, and staff to generate wireless/wired network guest accounts for individuals who are visiting Pace for a limited time and would like to access the internet. Read More…

Not sure who to call? Contact the Pace Information Center (PIC)
The Pace Information Center (PIC) is your single source of information for any question about the university. To reach PIC, dial 311 from any internal administrative Pace phone, or 1 (855) PACE311 (1 (855) 722-3311) from off-campus. Read More…

Dollars and Sense

Is the federal debt as bad as they say? Could it be worse? Join Pace’s Lubin School of Business and the Travelers Institute on March 13 for a screening of debt crisis documentary Overdraft, followed up by a panel discussion on the challenges we face.

“Some people understandably say ‘boy this is sort of a dry subject, dollars, cents, debt. What’s it mean to me?’ If I read the mathematics right, it means everything,” says Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, in the one-hour long nonpartisan documentary Overdraft, featuring former President Bill Clinton, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, and various other key business, political, and economic leaders.

Now eclipsing $16 trillion, America’s debt is the number one economic crisis facing the country today. Made for public television, Overdraft presents a compelling explanation of America’s federal debt crisis, how it impacts American lives, and choices to address the problem.

Following the screening at 6:00 p.m. on March 13 in the Student Union, faculty experts from Pace will participate in a panel discussion along with a special guest from the Travelers Institute to examine this topic.

Panelists include:

Arthur L. Centonze, PhD (Moderator), Former Lubin Dean and Associate Professor of Economics
Christopher Malone, PhD, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Political Science
Joseph T. Salerno, PhD, Professor of Economics
Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers and President of The Travelers Institute

The screening is part of the Travelers Institute’s national Overdraft University Symposia Series. Students will be encouraged to think critically about potential policy solutions and their implications for the American opportunity.

To learn more about the event, click here. 

To reserve a space at the screening and panel discussion, please visit
 www.pace.edu/lubin/overdraftrsvp. 

Please note: Space is limited! RSVP is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Model Setter

Three internships in her field, volunteering in Sandy relief efforts, leading Pace’s award-winning Model UN team—Pace student Katie James ‘14 is on her way to her dream job at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. >>Read More

Katie James ‘14 has already gained invaluable experience throughout her time at Pace, interning with renowned organizations and working tirelessly on and off campus, to make her dream of one day working at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and as an attorney aiding in the protection of civil rights, a reality.

Majoring in political science and minoring in history and peace and justice studies, Katie’s time at Pace has been spent putting her classroom experience to work, interning with several politically-conscious organizations like GOAL, a non-governmental agency that works to alleviate poverty. Her second internship as a summer fellow for Organizing for America gave her the opportunity to coordinate volunteers to aide in President Obama’s reelection efforts.

Her third internship with Control Arms, a global coalition that works with Member States of the UN and organizations such as Oxfam International to promote a bullet proof Arms Trade Treaty, was introduced to her by Dyson Political Science Professor Matthew Bolton, PhD, who encouraged her to apply and to whom she credits with guiding and inspiring her during her time at Pace. In addition to Professor Bolton, Katie praises professors Meghana Nayak, PhD, and Emily Welty, PhD, for the passion they exhibit in their fields.

“So far, I have been so lucky to have profoundly inspiring and intelligent professors. I cannot think of one person in particular, but rather three professors who have definitely shaped me into the student and person I am today,” she says.

Katie also points out New York City as the ideal location for all her career endeavors and chose Pace for its generous financial aid package.

“I have been lucky to have such great experiences at Pace,” she says. “It is a school that allows for personal mobility in both the school, and in your field of study.”

In addition to balancing her internship work, her full class load, and working as a Resident Adviser at the Fulton Street dorm, Katie has been volunteering in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and is the Head Delegate of Pace University’s award-winning Model UN team, which travels across the country and world to compete with other universities.

During her sophomore year, Katie was president of the Lambda Sigma National Honor Society for second year students, whose focus was community service and civic responsibility. She is fluent in American Sign Language and plans to study abroad during the summer of 2013. All of her duties during her time at Pace have made her a standout candidate in her field, sure to impress any employer.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

A Pinteresting Position

Have you checked out Pace on Pinterest? Pace is looking for two student orgs to be guest pinners for a week. Are you Pinterested?

Local flavor. Vintage Pace. Athletics and alumni. Right now, Pace’s Pinterest board is filled with photos, ideas, food, quotes, and more. But there’s some space that needs to be filled by you! Pace is looking for two student organizations (one in NYC and one in PLV) to be guest pinners. So what exactly does this mean? You’ll get your own board and the opportunity to promote your org–just check out Styleta, Pace’s only fashion club, who currently has a board filled with their fashions and philanthropy here.

Are you Pinterested? E-mail socialmedia@pace.edu for a chance to have your student org’s very own board to pin on! And don’t forget to tweet board and pin suggestions to @PaceUniversity!

Where Does Our Water Come From?

Pace student and PLV Campus Outreach Intern for the .007% Campaign Khari Linton goes knee-deep in water to explain where it comes from and where it goes after we use it.

Khari Linton

At an early age, I wondered where our water came from. I used to think it came from the ocean through pipes that led the water directly into our homes. As a child, I traveled to Marco Island, Florida with my family every summer. I remember one day in particular, when we went to the beach and saw sewer pipes that emptied into the ocean. At first glance, it did not look like much more than simply two black pipes that went far out into the water. As I got closer, I could smell the garbage and see the weirdest looking insects hovering around the pipes. And yet, the water was clear blue with white sand. So then I thought: “Water must come from the ocean, then we use it, and then it goes into the drain and into other pipes that go deep into the ocean so it will have no effect on us.” I’ve obviously come to understand that that is not exactly how it works. For many New Yorkers who do not have a clue how a water system works, ours is quite a marvel. Here is an overview of what happens before water reaches our taps and after it flows down the drain on the Pace Pleasantville Campus.The Pace University-Pleasantville water supply comes from the Catskill Aqueduct. An aqueduct is a structure built to carry a large quantity of flowing water, usually to a populated region. At the time it was being built, the Catskill Aqueduct was compared to such great man-made constructions as the Panama Canal. Water flows throughout the system at a rate of about 4 feet per second or about 550 million gallons per day. The 163-mile aqueduct starts in the Catskill Mountains at the Ashokan Reservoir in Olivebridge, Ulster County. It travels south towards Orange County, and then crosses underneath the Hudson River to Putnam County. The system crosses the Hudson River using an inverted siphon, a pipe that is formed into a U-shape, which causes the water to flow downstream by the pull of gravity. The aqueduct then enters Westchester County and flows to the Kensico Reservoir in Valhalla and, when it is not stopping at Pace, continues on to the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers. The Hillview reservoir feeds two tunnels that lead to New York City. While many microbes die naturally during the long trip, the water is treated with chlorine to kill organisms, fluoride to prevent tooth decay, sodium hydroxide to raise pH levels, and orthophosphate to prevent lead from leaching into the drinking water. These necessary chemicals are added the Croton Lake Gate House in the New Croton aqueduct, Kensico reservoir, Hillview downtake chambers, and the Jerome Park Reservoir gate houses.

Pace Pleasantville purchases our water from the Town of Mount Pleasant, which purchases its water from the Town of Newcastle Water District, whose primary source is the Catskill Aqueduct system. The secondary source is the Croton Aqueduct system. The water purchased by Pace originates from a surface source (e.g., river, reservoir). Surface water is naturally replenished by precipitation and naturally lost through evaporation. According to the EPA, Pace University-Pleasantville’s current water system serves 2,753 consumers with 29 service connections at both Briarcliff and Pleasantville campuses.

As you now know, water takes quite a long journey to reach us. Now, you must be wondering where it all goes once it is used. ‘Raw sewage’ travels through a building’s pipes until it reaches local sewers that are owned and operated by town sewer departments. Sanitary sewers are underground carriage system specifically for transporting sewage from houses and commercial buildings to treatment plants. Raw sewage generated at Pace travels by gravity in inverted siphon pipes down to the Yonkers Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). That’s right: when you flush the toilet in Miller or use the shower in your dorm, you are sending that water all the way down to Yonkers. These water treatment systems were created to eliminate the waterborne diseases that became so abundant in the late 1800s and early 1900s and to supply a growing population that demanded clean water to use for everyday needs. The plants were not only made to maintain water quality, but to improve that quality and protect the health of citizens.

The WWTP mainly uses processes such as primary and secondary treatments to remove contaminants from wastewater and household sewage. Primary treatment slows the flow of the water to allow heavier solids to settle to the bottom of the holding tank and lighter materials float to the top. The lighter materials are skimmed from the top of the surface and the settled solids (activated sludge) are collected in a hopper towards the base of the tank where it is pumped to sludge treatment facilities. The collected sludge contains potentially beneficial fertilizers for plants. The organic carbon in the sludge, once stabilized, is also desirable as a soil conditioner, because it improves soil structure for plant roots. Then the water flows to secondary treatment which degrades the biological content of the sewage derived from human waste, food waste, and soaps. Once the wastewater has gone through these processes, it then flows into the Hudson River with a small addition of chlorine. 300 million gallons per day flow into the Hudson River from the Yonkers WWTP.

The systems that bring and take water to us are incredible icons of human engineering and it is a wonder why we do not appreciate them more. Most of us do not even know anything about them. Even though these systems operate below capacity, it does not mean our use is sustainable. If we continue to introduce more water conservative measures and revolutionize wastewater treatment to handle our growing world populations, we can ensure the future of our most precious natural resource.

Written by Pace student Khari Linton


Have you been keeping up with Pace Academy’s .007% Campaign? For the 2012-2013 academic year, the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, with support from the GreenPace Sustainability Committee, has set out to create greater awareness of water issues through the .007% Campaign. From water-inspired photography projects and film screenings, to fundraising events and a mock hearing on the Clean Water Act, the .007% Campaign is preparing to flood Pace University. Each month in the Pulse, you’ll also find a blue graphic with a number indicating a fact about water that may surprise you.  Get involved in the water awareness campaign by going to www.pace.edu/007 and read more editorials from students and staff here.

The Professor Is In: Q&A with Emilie Zaslow

In this Professor Is In, Emilie Zaslow, PhD, talks feminism and family, dinner guests and Downton Abbey, and more! >>Read More

It’s no surprise that Professor Emilie Zaslow, PhD, was named “Best Professor” for the 2012 Pawscars. She has been featured in articles in The New York Times, the Associated Press and MTV.com. Her book Feminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture, a critical account of the girl power movement, was published in 2009. Her research explores the media’s impact on gender identity and femininity. She’s been granted many research grants including Pace’s prestigious Dyson Summer Research Grant several times, and written for and reviewed countless scholarly articles and journals. Whether she is acting as adviser, holding a riveting lecture, or moderating a classroom debate, Professor Zaslow is always available to her students in any capacity. In this Professor Is In, she lets Pace know just what makes her tick!

What was your favorite class as a student? Least favorite?
As an undergraduate my favorite classes were History and Sociology of the English Speaking Caribbean. It was an interdisciplinary course that used sociological, economic, and political frameworks to explore the relationship of a region. It was a real eye-opener and made me consider the global impacts of my values and actions. My least favorite class was Oceanography, taken at 8:00 a.m. The instructor was so enthusiastic but the combination of my lack of interest in the subject and the time of the class made it very difficult for me to focus.

What one thing or person made you passionate about your current career?
I don’t know that I could ever say there is one thing that made me passionate about being a professor. My research explores the messages young women receive from contemporary media and how they negotiate the narratives they receive about what it means to be female, feminine, and feminist. I feel passionate about my research every time I have a wonderful class discussion in which students confront and critically analyze the messages they take for granted.

What quality do you most value in your students?
I really value students’ desire to look at the complexities of our world, ideologies, and values and their willingness to question the ideas we hold most deeply. It’s very easy to be “critical” but more of a challenge to “think critically”; it can sometimes be easier to find answers than to ask more questions.

What’s your advice to students to make the most out of their time in college?
My advice is two-fold: (1) Do a lot of planning. I am a list maker. Once, during my sophomore year of college, when I was trying to settle on a major, I made a list of all the courses I wanted to take at my school and all the places I wanted to study abroad and all the extra-curricular experiences I wanted to have. My list could have kept me in school for over 10 years (which, of course, explains my career choice…). The significant part of this, though, is that I did not let my education unfold before my eyes. I took hold of it. I was mindful in my decisions. (2) Embrace the core! A lot of students complain that they find it difficult to get through all of the Area of Knowledge courses but a liberal arts education is not simply to prepare students for a professional life but also to inspire intellectual curiosity and nurture an analytic approach to cultural, social, natural, and political life. At the very least, you can gather some material for a great dinner party conversation.

If you had to do it all over again and took another path, what profession would you like to attempt? What profession would you not like to do?
I have a children’s book or two in me waiting to come out. I would also love to develop my artistic skills; I have taken classes in photography, silkscreen, and painting but never pursued any of them very far. At one point, before going to grad school, I considered getting a graduate degree in Library Science. I love books and I love libraries. I am glad that I didn’t do this since I have really mixed emotions about the digitization of information.

What is your favorite book/TV show?
I’m a media scholar. I love my TV. All for different reasons, my current favorites are: Parenthood, The Daily Show with John Stewart, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Modern Family, and Project Runway.

I am a big Toni Morrison fan and enjoy almost anything she has written. Song of Solomon is particularly beautiful. I recently really enjoyed People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

What would you do if you had an extra hour every day?
Sit on the floor and play, read, draw, paint, talk with my kids. There is never enough time.

What is your favorite journey/experience?
Personally, watching my kids grow up is the most amazing journey I have ever been on.  Professionally, I had a wonderful moment this past year when I co-authored an article on girls, media, and Presidential politics with my best friend of over 15 years, who is now Director of Research at the Girl Scout Research Institute. We met in kindergarten and followed very similar educational and career paths but this is the first time we have published together.

What is your favorite saying/words to live by?
“The people united shall never be defeated.” We should never just accept the status quo if it doesn’t work for the people. We can and should come together to make change.

If you could have any five people, living or dead, imagined or real, as guests at a dinner party, who would you choose?
 I would probably choose a dinner with my family, both living and dead.  Before my great aunt died, I was able to gather some materials for an oral history. I heard wonderfully rich stories about my family’s immigrant experience in the early 1900s, but those are on cassette tapes now collecting dust in someone’s attic. I’d love to hear more of these stories.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

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!

The Results Are In!

We asked and you answered! Expanding on the University’s academic theme of “Justice,” we asked the Pace Community several hard-hitting questions to better understand their interpretation of the theme.

“I was thrilled to see how diverse the responses were to the questions, as they are reflective of the diversity of the Pace Community,” says University Director for Student Academic Engagement, Sue Maxam, EdD.

The questions, which were posted in both Opportunitas and The Pulse during the fall semester, sought to open a dialogue and get respondents really thinking about equality, freedom, fairness, happiness, and respect.

“The polling was important because these controversial questions enabled our community to think about, and weigh-in on, justice related questions that have no easy answers,” Maxam explains. “In the end, 100% of respondents had justice in mind when answering the questions, yet their personal experiences, cultural or religious backgrounds, and moral upbringing all resulted in different conceptions of what the ‘right’ answer was.”

The following graphs express the poll data collected from faculty, staff, and students during the Fall 2012 semester:

How do you weigh in on the questions above? What do you think these results say about the Pace Community? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

Get Graduate Schooled!

Is graduate school in your future? Our crystal ball says it may be too soon to tell, so why don’t you head on over to the Graduate Degree Fair to learn all about Dyson’s grad programs on February 20 and decide for yourself. >>Read More

Actors Studio Drama School•Environmental Science•Forensic Science•Media and Communications•Mental Health Counseling•Psychology•Public Administration (MPA)•Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals•Publishing

Do any of these Dyson graduate degrees grab your attention? If so, head on over to the Pace University Graduate Fair on Wednesday, February 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union on the NYC Campus, to learn more about the programs and find out how you can advance your career with a degrees. Representatives from graduate programs and advisement, career services, admissions, and financial aid will be there to answer your questions.

RSVP by February 13 at dysongrad@pace.edu. A light lunch will be served.

Pique Your Pinterest

It’s official: Pace is on Pinterest! Check out what Pace was up to in 1916; get a taste of local flavor; find out how you can embrace your space; and more! Tweet board and pin suggestions to @PaceUniversity! >Get Pinterested!

It’s official: Pace is on Pinterest! Check out what Pace was up to in 1916; get a taste of local flavor; find out how you can embrace your space; and more! Tweet board and pin suggestions to @PaceUniversity! >Get Pinterested!

Who’s the Bossypants?

When life gives you a lemon, just say thank you to Inside the Actors Studio as we welcome the Fun-eyist visitor ever to Pace.

Get ready to have your socks 30-Rocked off as Inside the Actors Studio has announced its next seminar guest…and we stop it with the really cheesy play on words.

Tina Fey…That’s right, TINA FEY, will be in James Lipton’s hot seat on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schimmel.

If she needs an introduction, Tina Fey is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Her films include Mean Girls, Baby Mama, The Invention of Lying, Date Night, Megamind, and the upcoming Admission. Fey has received seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, four five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times best seller list for five weeks…and our hearts for eternity.

In 2008, the Associated Press (AP) gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award. Recently, Fey hosted the Golden Globe Awards, along with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler (who has also appeared as a guest on Inside the Actors Studio). This was the first time the awards ceremony was hosted by a woman. Their performance was critically acclaimed, with ABC News describing it as “spectacular.”

Interested in tickets?

Pace BFA students should join the BFA standby line, which forms along the hallway adjacent to the Schimmel balcony. A Pace ID admits ONE and you must be in line in order to receive a ticket. This is a standby line and does NOT guarantee admission.

Pace students should join the Pace student (non-BFA) standby line which forms along the hallway adjacent to the Multipurpose room. A Pace ID admits ONE and you must be online in order to receive a ticket. This is a standby line and does NOT guarantee admission.

Think Pink!

On Saturday, February 9, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will Play 4 Kay, hosting their annual breast cancer fundraiser on the PLV Campus. Show your support for the cause and enter to win prizes! >>Read More

Pace Basketball will play some hoops for hope this Saturday, February 9, as Pace Athletics hosts Play 4 Kay, formerly the WBCA PinkZone, the annual Kay Yow fundraiser for breast cancer research.

The Setters host the New Haven Chargers in a Northeast-10 Conference match-up with the women’s game tipping off at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s game at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for a t-shirt with all of the proceeds going to the Kay Yow Fund, an organization that has raised more than $8 million to fight women’s cancers.

Roses will be given to all cancer survivors and patients at the door and attendees can donate a dollar at the door to have a name hung up in the gym. A Minute to Win It challenge featuring war of the roses will take place during the women’s and men’s half-times and the Pace Dance Team and Drumline will perform during the men’s half time. There will also be a Diamond in the Rough, and the fan who finds a diamond picture taped under their seat will win a $250 piece of jewelry from Twin Jewelers of Pleasantville.

Want a piece of the athletics action in PLV? Indoor soccer starts on February 12 with games each Tuesday from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Register by February 8. Prefer catching and capturing the flag to kicking? Indoor flag football leagues kick off February 17 with Sunday 9:00 p.m. to midnight games. Register by February 15. Basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, whiffleball, and badminton leagues to come in March. Read more here.

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!

Stand Up for Student Aid

Worried about how you’re going to continue paying for college? Want to keep your financial aid off the chopping block? Meet with your state representatives to plead your case in person and help save student aid at Student Lobby Day happening on February 12!

They’re listening…but are you speaking up? On February 12, Pace students and others from all over New York State will head to Albany to meet with their state representatives about the importance of state funding for higher education as part of the annual Student Lobby Day.

Now more than ever financial aid has become vital for those who seek to earn a college degree. With New York State dealing with a large budget deficit again, it is critical to make our lawmakers understand how important student financial aid is.

Take part in this great opportunity to see the inner workings of state government, meet with political figures, and speak to them about one of the most important issues facing higher education. Share your personal stories about how higher education programs like the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) help you with the people who can make these changes.

Pace’s Department of Government and Community Relations will be providing transportation to all students who wish to participate. Buses will leave from both the NYC and PLV campuses on the morning of February 8 and will be returning that afternoon. Lunch will also be included.

E-mail fmorrissey@pace.edu if you are interested in attending or have any questions about the event. All RSVPs must be received by Thursday, February 7. Space is limited so please respond as soon as possible.

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!

Measuring Our Pulse

Do you like us? Check yes or no. Why or why not? Marketing and Communications wants to know… “how we doin’?” and in return for answering a short survey, we’ll serve you better and enter you to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards. >>Read More

Dear Pace Students, Faculty, and Staff,

In our continuing effort to provide you with the most relevant and timely information on campus news, activities, and events, we need your participation in a brief survey we are conducting.

Please click on the link below to take this short survey that will better assist us and provide you with the information you want to read about Pace University’s current news and campus events.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HJWJBKG

As recognition of your participation in the survey, you will be included in a drawing to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards.

We thank you in advance for your participation.

We wish you continued success and a very happy and healthy new year.

Regards,
Pace University Marketing and Communications Department