Tag Archives: Career Planning

Fall Job and Internship Fair, Tomorrow, September 15, 2010

Fall Job and Internship Fair, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 11:00am-3:00pm
Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street

The Wasserman Center for Career Development hosts a number of job and internship fairs throughout the year. Tomorrow will be their first (and largest) fair. For more information on preparing for a career fair, future events (such as the Graduate and Professional Schools Admissions Fair), and a list of employers who will be attending tomorrow’s event, please see the Wasserman website, here: http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/career_fairs/

NY Foreign Press Center, Site Visit (Tomorrow: Tuesday, 4/27)

The Wasserman Career Center forwarded Draper the following invitation directly, believing that this event will be of particular interest to Draper students.

Site Visit: NY Foreign Press Center, US Dept of State

New York Foreign Press Center, an office of the U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Public Affairs Site Visit

Tuesday, 4/27, meet at Wasserman Center for Career Development at 1:15pm (2-3:45pm visit)

Individuals involved include a Senior Foreign Service Officer who is currently the Diplomat-in-Residence at the City College of New York; a Public Diplomacy Officer at the New York Foreign Press Center, who will depart soon for an assignment in Mexico; and a Program Officer of the New York Program Branch with the International Visitor Leadership Program at the U.S. Department of State.

Students of all majors, minors, and backgrounds are welcome, including “undecided.”

Please Note: U.S. Citizenship is required to serve as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department and other U.S. federal agencies (e.g. Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development), but any student is welcome on this particular site visit.

Please SECURE your “first come, first serve” spot by RSVP-ing on CareerNet–Seminars before 4/23. Please contact Mary.Snowden@nyu.edu with any questions.

GSAS Master’s Seminars

GSAS Master’s Seminars- Master the Road Ahead

The GSAS Master’s College is hosting several events this spring to help you hone your skills for success in graduate school. This series features topics of particular interest to graduate students aiming for excellence in scholarship and beyond. Taught by experts in the field, topics include practicing good research, grant writing and review; and planning for the next chapter- life after graduation. To register for one or more of these workshops send an email to gsas.masterscollege.rsvp@nyu.edu. Light refreshments will be served. All GSAS Master’s Seminars will be held at 19 University Place on the first floor.

Register today for:

· What to do after graduation; applying for Jobs or PhD programs – in Partnership with the Wasserman Center for Career Services, the Department of Humanities and Social Thought and Graduate Enrollment Services

Tuesday, March 2nd 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Which way will you go at this crossroads? Whether you are looking for a job or want to pursue a PhD, this seminar will help you get prepared for the next chapter. If you have just begun your master’s study, the time is now to get this planning underway. If you are closer to the end of your degree, there is no time to waste in making a plan for success. We are grateful to have the expertise of Professor Robert Dimit, Associate Director of the Draper Program, David Giovanella, the Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment Services and Paula Lee, Wasserman Center Counselor as members of this panel. Learn from the experts about how to prepare an application that will get noticed or how to create the resume that leads to the job.

· Practicing Good Research: Getting the most out of using the NYU Libraries’ resources and services – in partnership with the NYU Bobst Library

Tuesday, March 9th 5:30 – 7:00 pm

There’s one way to maximize your chances at straight A’s, make sure your research is solid. Scott Collard of NYU’s Bobst Library brings the science of research to your fingertips in this seminar. Learn what tools are available to you as a GSAS student. Find easy ways to make the most of your library resources. Master the best practices in research techniques and presentation.

· Get Funded- Grants and Scholarships for Study and Research


Recap: Resumes for Master’s Students

This year, GSAS’ Master’s College is attempting to expand the number of events, workshops, and resources that are created with Master’s students in mind. As part of this effort, the Wasserman Center for Career Development has also begun to hold more ‘Master’s-centric’ career-planning workshops, such as “Resume Writing for Master’s Students” session. I attended this session this week, and would like to share some of the general tips that Wasserman counselor Lisa Wong provided, as well as give a few more details about the resources available at Wasserman.

The workshop, which about 10 other people (including a few Draper students) attended, was about an hour long and largely informal, structured to allow students to ask specific questions and also review several sample resumes that Ms. Wong handed out in a packet of “Resume Guidelines and Samples for Master’s Students.” As a Master’s student planning to transition into a new profession myself, I found the examples very useful. Each one uniquely addressed the difficulty of entering a field in which one has very little previous experience, and provided a basic template that could be simply adjusted to match one’s own particular goals and skill set.

Ms. Wong enumerated a variety of approaches for selecting the most effective resume format for your needs and deciding how best to present skills and information to a potential employer. Some of these are as follows:

  • Resumes should be no longer than one page, unless you have 7-10 years of experience in the field in which you are applying.
  • Margins should be no larger than one inch, no smaller than 1/2 inch. Font should be 10-12 point font in a standard typeface (make sure its readable when you hold it in front of you at arm’s length).
  • Organize your experience in subsections that are easy to skim quickly.
  • Many recruiters and employers get around a hundred applications for the same position and will spend 15 seconds to one minute skimming your resume. Make sure your most pertinent information is near the top of the page, clearly organized and concisely summarized.
  • Don’t worry if there are ‘holes’ in your employment history. While common practice once suggested that it was important to show consistent employment, it is now generally preferred that resumes highlight pertinent experience, even if there are chronological gaps.

The last fifteen minuets of this workshop were set aside so that students who brought their resumes could receive a more personalized review. Ms. Wong reminded us that Wasserman holds daily walk-in hours. During these walk-ins, students can have multiple counselors review their resumes and provide feedback and suggestions for possible improvements. Each day’s walk-in hours can be found on the Wasserman Web site, here.

It’s Draper’s hope to co-sponsor a career-planning workshop for Master’s students next semester, so we’d love to hear students’ feedback on what kind of workshops would be of interest. Possible topics include resume building and interview skills, but we welcome your other suggestions! Feel free to leave them in a comment or email us directly at draper.programATnyuDOTedu.

Workshop: Resumes for Master’s Students, Tomorrow, 11/17

Resumes for Master’s Students
Wasserman Center for Career Development

Tuesday, November 17th
12:30 – 1:30 PM
133 E. 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Wasserman Presentation Room B

Master’s Students bring to their job search an extra level of knowledge and training; but how best to communicate this to prospective employers?

Attend this workshop and learn how to write a resume that will:

* Effectively highlight your academic strengths and contributions
* Incorporate your previous professional and academic activities
* Explore the difference between a business resume format and a CV format, and learn when which one is most appropriate to use
* Learn about formatting tips and tricks to make your resume stand out!