The Career Fair-y Pays a Visit

Your favorite Fairy Jobmother will pay you a visit on September 22 as the “Big Four” accounting firms and 41 other financial services employers head to the NYC Campus looking to hire you. Your future is waiting in the Gym. Where will you be? >>Read more

We hope the answer is there, suited up, with plenty of resumes on hand. And we mean, plenty, because the IRS, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and AFLAC (yes, that AFLAC) are just a handful of the 45 participating employers scheduled to be at the annual Accounting and Finance Career Fair on September 22.

Get information about full-time job and internship opportunities in finance and accounting.

But before you start shaking hands and networking with employers, stop by CPA Recruiting Trends 101: What Every Accounting Student Needs to Know right before the fair in the Schimmel Lobby. Hear professionals from some of the top CPA firms discuss recruiting trends and expectations of students in undergraduate, graduate, and joint-degree programs here at Pace.

You can also stop by Career Services’ Open Hours on September 20, 21, 23, and 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to learn about the Campus Recruiting Program and get resume, interview, and job search help.

Need to work on your interview skills? Head to an upcoming Interview Workshop on September 17, 21, 28, or 29. And make sure you sign up on eRecruiting by September 26 for the big Practice Interview Day on October 6.

International students can get help at monthly interview workshops; next one up on September 23.  If you are an international grad student, you can go an Interview Workshop for MBA/MS International Students on September 21.

Are you graduating in the next year and interested in interviewing with companies that are recruiting for full-time employment after graduation? You must attend a Mandatory Campus Recruiting Program Workshop (CRP) on September 23 or 27 and have your resume approved for CRP in order to be eligible.

Ready, set, RUN!

Note to students in Westchester: Your big Fall Job and Internship will mosey on into town on October 20, so you’ve got some time to get your suits dry-cleaned and resumes copyedited!

Belly Dancing, Cook Offs, and Dominoes!

The next week’s worth of 50 Days and 50 Nights is filled with food, dancing, more food, more dancing, and some dominoes (and Domino’s, too.) Check out what happening in PLV!

Like to eat and dance? Well, then you’re going to L-O-V-E what’s coming up in PLV.

On September 20, SOCA (that’s Students of Caribbean Awareness, for those of you not hip to the acronyms) hosts Domino(e)s Domination. The name says it all: you will be eating and playing! We’re talking a dominoes tournament (the game: featuring team and individual competitions and prizes) as well as the pizza (and other snacks and refreshments) so RSVP on Facebook!

Interested in some more food? Munch with DPhiE on September 21; enjoy a picnic under the stars with Nu Zeta Phi or sundaes with ASAP (African Students Association at Pace), both on September 22; and get your Cottage School Cookoff on with Phi Sigma Sigma on September 24.

Just wanna dance? OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students) hosts the Pasos Del Corazon dance marathon to celebrate Latin Heritage week and bring together the Latinos on campus and create a strong sense of pride on September 22; DHOSA (Desi Heritage of South Asians) teaches you some belly dancing moves on September 23; and OLAS hosts Tropical Haze, a mocktini, music, and mingling end-of-summer party also on September 23.

What’s next on the schedule?  Speed dating, trips to Dorney Park, a Bollywood Wedding and more are all in your immediate future! Stay up to date here.

Best Weeks Ever Come to an End

Our “Best Week(s) Ever” is going…going…gone! Well, almost. If you don’t hurry up, you’re going to miss it. And what better way to say so long than watching the Yankees hit ’em out of the park: Can we get a “hip, hip, Jorge”?

We hope you picked up your $7 tickets to see the Yankees on September 20, otherwise you can kiss those goodbye; they’re outta here!

On September 18, NYC students will head to PLV for the Pace Football game against Southern Connecticut State. More on that here. Also on September 18, do good at a Seward Park planting and cleanup community service event sponsored by SDACA and the Center for Community Action and Research.

On September 19, head up north to Avenue Q, a hilarious and raunchy Tony Award-winning musical about a bright-eyed college graduate who comes to the big city with big dreams but no money.  More interested in mummies than puppets? King Tut is in town (well, his exhibit) for a limited engagement, so make your way through 10 galleries and 130 artifacts at the Discovery Times Square Exhibition on September 19.

Welcome Week fun ends on September 20 with the Yankee game (which we already told you about) and the big Student Aide Fair. Unemployed, eligible for work-study, and looking for a job on campus? This is where you’re going to want to be! Dress for success (no shorts or flips-flops) and meet with prospective on-campus employers at this job fair in the Schimmel Lobby from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Perk Up, Pace!

Move over, Phoebe Buffay: The Pace Perk is open for business tonight, September 16, and there isn’t a smelly cat in sight (that we’re aware of, at least)! >>Read more

Last semester, the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs established the Pace Perk Cafe, and we’re happy to say it’s back…for good!

The Pace Perk re-opens for business tonight, September 16, in Briarcliff and we hope to see you there! Join students, faculty, and staff in celebrating your favorite student-run business, featuring performances by Jenna Solomon, Counterfeit Society, Adam Rivera, and A-Minor Inconvenience.

So hurry up and RSVP for the grand re-opening on Facebook now!

The Pace Perk is open every night, serves hot and cold beverages, snacks, and hot foods, and student meal plans are accepted!

Scavenger Hunt

Want to win American Express, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes gift cards? How about an iPod Nano or Touch? Well, it’s P.A.C.E Board scavenger hunt time!

 P.A.C.E. Board is hosting a three-part scavenger hunt series. For the next couple of months, all you have to do is follow them on Twitter and/or join their Facebook group and you’ll get clues about the prizes.

The first part kicked off on September 13 and there’s already a first clue out, so get a move on it! Here’s what else you need to know:

The prize is a $50 American Express gift card and it’s hidden in a secret location. From now until September 27, P.A.C.E Board will Facebook, tweet, and announce at their general meetings clues that will direct you to the location. The final clue will be announced at Fall Fest, so you’re going to have to be there. On Sunday, September 26 they will hide the certificate and Monday morning students will be informed to begin their search. Winners will be photographed.

We’re going to keep you posted about series two: $50 Barnes and Nobles gift card and iPod nano, and series three: iPod Touch and $25 iTunes gift card over the next couple of weeks!

Packing a Solar Punch

Attention Law School students: The Environmental Law Society (ELS) wants to celebrate fall with a garden party, featuring food and live music, with a little helping of solar punch!

The Environmental Law Society (ELS)  hosts a harvest garden party on September 19 in WP to celebrate the fall and gather all of the fruit and vegetables grown in the garden over the summer. Meet some new people, hang out with old friends, play some outdoor games, and enjoy a special performance by  Solar Punch.

What’s Solar Punch, you ask? They’re a solar-powered band that uses solar energy to perform music. They are focused on transmitting solutions and ideas about climate change and their live music setup is a living model of how solar electric works. Plus, people think they’re pretty electric. We mean… oh, just get out there and soak up the sun.

Taking You Out to the Home Games

Pace football welcomes alumni and children this weekend, and women’s soccer and volleyball both go in for the kill. Let’s not forget your chance to play some intramural sports. Here’s what’s going on in Setters sports.

This Saturday, September 18, Pace football packs the stands with Take a Kid to the Game Day and Alumni Day. Bring your little brothers, sisters, kids, etc. free of charge with a paying adult. And make sure to get there early as alumni will take part in a flag football game at 10:00 a.m. The Setters take on Southern Connecticut State and kickoff is at 1:00 p.m.

On September 21, watch the women’s soccer team put up some goals against Stonehill and make sure to catch the women’s volleyball team serve, spike, and kill against New Haven.

If you’re interested in getting off the stands and onto the fields, courts, etc. then intramural sports is the way to go. Register for intramural flag football, indoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, and whiffleball by September 22.

A Flapjack Fiesta

Flapjack fiesta, pancake party, buttermilk bonanza, syrup soiree. No matter what you call it, it all means one thing: delicious pancakes to be consumed by you.

NYC’s Multipurpose has, well, many purposes and on September 22, a Pancake Social is one of them.

Join Residence Hall Association and both new and returning residents in an evening of  chowing down on pancakes with an array of toppings, hanging out with some old friends, and meeting new ones. Breakfast foods for dinner: Mom and dad won’t know!

Pace’s Best Welcome Week Ever Continues

Last week, you got the leidown on Hawaiian BBQs and open mic nights in NYC. This week, iced tea pong and karaoke will get you pumped.

So, where do we begin… How about with where we left off last week? You know that the Fall Activities Fair and Mets game are happening tomorrow, September 10.

On September 11, join the community at a 9/11 vigil, which you can read more about here.

Spend your Sunday one of two great ways: Shoot 45 stories high at 128 mph on Six Flags Great Adventure’s world-record-breaking Kingda Ka (the tallest, fastest roller coaster on Earth) or take a trip back to the 1950s where rival teenage street gangs try to keep Tony and Maria (think Romeo and Juliet, but with more denim and circular skirts) in Broadway’s West Side Story.

On Monday, September 13 we’ve got you busy from noon until 10:00 p.m.  First, stop by Room A in the Student Union to find out what you need to know to stay in the loop, and how to use your Pace One Card. Then, connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) students at the LGBTQA Reception. Then, take your new friends around the city in a NYC Cupcake Crawl, and cap off the night with Student Government Association (SGA) sipping “mocktails” and testing your skills in a friendly Iced Tea Pong tourney.

September 14 is all about the Chalk Festival; you can read more about that here.

Grab the mic and belt out your favorite Katy Perry jam at karaoke on September 15.  Or, if you’re a transfer student, meet, mix, and mingle with other transfers that afternoon. 

On September 16, Associate Professor Susan Herman discusses her new book, “Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime,” and will engage you in thinking about justice—from a victim’s perspective.

Also on September 16, learn to navigate the bustling streets of Chinatown like a native New Yorker (and don’t forget to stop for some delicious dumplings.)

So, what’s happening after September 16? Tune in next week or check out what’s going on here.

Hit the Drawing Board

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog walkers…future MBAs…Stop by the Courtyard in NYC on September 14, pick up some chalk, and use the sidewalk as your canvas to show us your best rendition of what it means a global citizen of the world at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chalk Festival.

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog walkers…future MBAs…Stop by the Courtyard in NYC on September 14, pick up some chalk, and use the sidewalk as your canvas to show us your best rendition of what it means a global citizen of the world at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chalk Festival.

Just Under 50 Days and 50 Nights Left

Last week you got the scoop on Bollywood nights and block parties in PLV. This week, we’re giving you an actual scoop: ice cream socials, desserts with the deans, and tons more fun to satisfy your sweet tooth. >>Read more

While it may no longer be 50 days and 50 nights left of fun, there’s still around 45 left for you to enjoy. Take a look at what’s happening during the next week in PLV:

Get your shopping on with trips to Palisades Mall and Woodbury Commons on September 11 and 12, respectively.

Have dessert with the deans at a Commuter Luncheon on September 14. Also on September 14, Phi Sigma Sigma hosts Yoga and Alpha Phi Alpha hosts “Imma Be…”

On September 15, meet the guys of Lambda Upsilon Lambda and BYOB (that’s “Bring Your Own Banana”) to the DPhiE Ice Cream Social. And don’t forget about that Fall Club Fair!

On September 16 Meet and Greek with DU and Nu Zeta Phi, and on September 17, it’s time to slip and slide with Delta Kappa Epsilon, as they host a water relay race across Miller Lawn. Stop by for a BBQ, a DJ, and inflatable water slide. You read that right. Oh, and the best part: All proceeds will go to muscular dystrophy!

More on 50 Days and 50 Nights next week, but plan ahead here.

Remembering 9/11

This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Both the NYC and PLV campuses will hold candlelight vigils that evening to remember and honor those we lost.

In NYC, the Office of Housing and Residential Life will host a 9/11 Candlelight Vigil beginning at 8:00 p.m. The vigil will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza where people will speak and then will proceed together to Ground Zero, so stop by and show your support for our downtown community.

In PLV, Alpha Phi Delta, Black Student Union, and Phi Sigma Sigma will host a 9/11 Memorial at 9:11 p.m. on the Gottesman Patio.

Mentors for Sophomores

Are you a sophomore looking to connect with successful alumni for networking, knowledge, and guidance? Recent Pace alumni wrote in to let us know that your mentor is just a couple of clicks away.

Pace’s Alumni-Sophomore Mentor Program is recruiting sophomores for the upcoming year! 

The Alumni-Sophomore Mentor Program, which launched in January 2010, matches volunteer alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years with current sophomores, giving students the opportunity to learn from others’ Pace experiences. The program was a hit last year, and students networked with Pace alumni, faculty, and professionals from a number of industries.If you are interested in having an alumni mentor or would like more information on the program, please contact Karlene Kreutzer at

No more middle-child syndrome: Sophomores should also check out the Sophomore Scoop for a  wealth of information just for you! Get more info about the Sophomore Scoop Series on September 15 in PLV and keep your eyes peeled for the Sophomore Kick-Off on September 29 in PLV.

Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?

The Constitution begins “We the people of the United States of America,” but who are “the people” and what are our rights? On September 14, Pace celebrates Constitution Day with hot topic “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” talk and free food, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., in NYC’s Student Union.

The Constitution begins “We the people of the United States of America,” but who are “the people” and what are our rights? On September 14, Pace celebrates Constitution Day with hot topic “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” talk and free food, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., in NYC’s Student Union.

PaceOPoly is Back!

Your favorite Pace board game is back. Ready to play? Pick up your thimble or top hat, roll the dice, advance to Career Services, and collect your future inside.

The semester has barely kicked off and Career Services is already putting you to work!

In NYC, upcoming September Co-op Orientation, Interview, and Mandatory Campus Recruiting Program workshops will give you a ton of information on interviews and job hunting.

Are you a graduate student? Stop by the Co-op Internship Orientation & Information Session on September 13 to get info about internships and hear from an MBA/MS student’s experience with a co-op internship.

On September 15, stop by How to Work a Career Fair to learn exactly that.  On September 17, attend A Careers Open House at ZenithOptimedia, featuring presentations by senior executives; a panel discussion about job functions, career paths, and potential internships and careers; and a Q&A session and networking lunch. To attend the invitation-only event and learn all about the firm’s clients including L’Oreal, BMW, and the BBC, you must register by September 13.  

To register:

Subject Line: RSVP ZenithOptimedia Open House
And include the following information in the body of the email: Name, Pace University ID U number, Major, and Year in School.

Additionally, get your resumes ready for September 22 to network with professionals and get career info about internships and full-time job opportunities in finance and accounting at the Accounting and Finance Career Fair. But more on that next week! Check out some more NYC Career Services events and take a peek at Career Services’ News and Notes e-newsletter for more info on all programs, events, job, and internships on the NYC campus.  

In PLV? Upcoming Career Services events and workshops in PLV can be found here.  In WP? Check out Grad Center events here. Law School student? The Pace Law School’s Center for Career Development has plenty of info.

Trash to Treasure

You know what they say: Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure. Whether this can be proven, we don’t know, but you can tell us either way if you stop by the Trash to Treasure Bazaar on September 12 in PLV!

Are you buying your back to school stuff and getting ready to decorate that dorm room? Well, before you spend more than you have to at your local Target or IKEA, check out what was collected from students moving out last semester at the Trash to Treasure Bazaar on September 12 in PLV.

You’ll find many of the items you need to move in at deep discounts that could save you some serious cash. Pick up lamps for $3.50 and tables for $5.00. All of the items can be reserved here. This stuff may be used, but it’s all still good!

The Trash to Treasure Bazaar is a program of the Student Sustainability Subcommittee of the GreenPace Committee, and 100% of the profits go to sustainability efforts on campus.

And that’s not all: Have you heard about the Adopt-a-Bin program? If you’re part of a student organization and would like some advertising, this program will help you get it. All you need to do is support the Clean Campus Pledge.

If all of these green goodies are right up your alley, nominate your friends, faculty, or others who are developing innovative services that help Pace meet its commitment to sustainable practices, for a GreenPace Award.

The Game Plan

While Football’s away, the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball teams will play. Check out what’s going in Setters Sports this weekend.

With football playing an away game against Stonehill on September 10, you may think turning to ESPN is your only option for catching a good game. But you’d be wrong, since the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball teams are both around to set, spike, and score this weekend.

Catch Women’s Volleyball take on Caldwell in a match on September 10 and then see the Women’s Soccer team in action against American Int’l on September 12. Keep your eye out for goalkeeper Courtany Hagen, who posted a .50 goals against average and 18 saves in the first week of the season, earning her the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week Award.

Spice Up Your Life

Want to win up to $200 in food vouchers? On September 21, come celebrate the grand re-opening of the Kessel Café in PLV and find out how.

Need some spice in your life? Pace has been around the world and back to bring you a smokin’ hot dining atmosphere in the newly revamped Kessel Café. Forget the Food Network, and come celebrate with the real culinary champs this fall at our grand re-opening:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kessel Café
Kessel Student Center, PLV

Choose from Asian, Mexican, Italian, Indian, American, and Vegan cuisines, and enter to win up to $200 in food vouchers.

RSVP to by September 15.

Gaga for Google

Mailbox full? Not happening. For undergraduate and graduate students, it’s a whole new ball game. On September 15, Pace goes gaga for Google.

On August 23, first-year students were set up with Google Apps for Education. For returning and transfer students, the magic date is September 15, when you will be able to begin sending and receiving e-mail from

Why do you want to do this? Well, for one you’ll get 70 times the mail space, so that mailbox full message will never be seen again. There’s also GChat; Google Docs, so you can create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online; Google Calendar to schedule meetings, create events, and share calendars; Access to your information from anywhere with an internet connection (and from a mobile device);  and you get to keep your e-mail address after graduation.

 For detailed information about the move to Google Apps for Education, visit

For additional info, check out the Google Apps website.

Happy Gmailing!

Speed Friending

Forget Facebooking people you don’t know. Get two minutes with a bunch of people who might just end up being your BFFLs. You can thank us later!

Making new friends isn’t always easy, especially when you’ve got to juggle classes, homework, a job, and a social life. That’s why Residence Hall Association (RHA) is hosting Speed Friending, an event where you can make 30 new friends in 60 minutes. Everyone is invited and you’ll get two minutes worth of conversation per person, and when the speed friending is done you can mingle afterwards. Oh and did we mention there’s free food?

Stop by the Multipurpose Room in NYC on September 14: Your best bud is waiting!

Time to Go Fishin’

You say lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We say SOCA and NABA and PUMA, oh yeah! Don’t know what all of these acronyms stand for? Well, you’ve got a few days to learn all about them before the student org fairs roll into campus.

Fall is almost in the air, and with the start of the semester comes the smell of student organizations setting up shop to get you signed up for a year of fun events.

Get your alpha beta chi on with Greek Life;  get the scoop with the Pace Press or Paw Print or spin that  record with WPAW or WPUB; put your classroom work to good use with organizations like the Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA), the Pace Advertising Teams,  and Model United Nations; lay down the law with the Student Bar Association (SBA) and Environmental Law Society (ELS); and celebrate diversity with African Students Association at Pace (ASAP), Students of Caribbean Awareness (SOCA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), and much more. Click here to learn more about NYC student organizations, here for PLV student organizations, and here for Law School student organizations. With more than 100 student organizations to join, it’s time… to break out the fishing pole for these once-in-a-semester student organization fairs:

NYC Fall Activities Fair: September 10

PLV Fall Club Fair: September 15

Don’t see one you love? Start one! It’s going to take some time and dedication, but you’ll be making Pace history.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

If not, you will be this weekend when college football kicks off in a big way on the PLV campus. Otherwise, there’s women’s soccer and volleyball, and a whole lot more Setters sports coming up to keep you cheering.

If football is your first round pick, then you’re going to want to get to the Setters non-conference home opener on September 4 against East Stroudsburg at 1:00 p.m.

Rather belt out goooooooooal?  Then September 4 is for soccer, women’s soccer, where you’ll see the Setters bend it like Beckham against NYIT. If you can’t wait that long, get your kicks at their home opener today, September 2.

See the Setters set, spike, and kill away on September 3, 4, and 8, or wait for their first home women’s volleyball game of the season on September 10 against Caldwell.

Or, if you really want to be aggressive, B-E aggressive, then find out how you can become a half-time entertainer (cheerleading squad, dance, pep band, twirlers, etc.) or national anthem singer here.

Convocation 2010

From food and inflatable velcro walls to an address from keynote speaker Temple Grandin, whose life inspired the Emmy-award winning film starring Claire Danes, there shouldn’t be anything keeping you from Convocation on September 7.
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On September 7, join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and discovery at the Third Annual Convocation on the PLV campus.

Celebrate the start of your college career with a Pre-Convocation Fair, featuring clue passports to more than 20 interactive, informative, and fun discovery booths (many with giveaways), followed by an address from our keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, whose inspirational life was recently brought to screen in the seven time Emmy-award winning film “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes.

Grandin’s appearance at Pace dovetails with this year’s Common Reading, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a bestselling novel that imaginatively takes readers inside the brave and funny perceptions of a brilliant 15-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Afterwards, join us for a BBQ and festivities with some of our favorite inflatable games: velcro walls, bungees, and plenty of other fun games, and meet some new friends!

Free transportation (and snacks) will be provided from NYC, so no excuses for you new Manhattanites.

If that’s not enough, a 10% discount will be offered to the Pace community on September 5-7  at more than 25  businesses, including bakeries, restaurants, salons, and bookstores. Click here to view the participating businesses and print out the form, and make sure to keep an eye out for future discount programs in the coming months. You can also view a map of PLV here.