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news and notes: Career Services
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Class of 2011
Career Fair
Campus Recruiting Program
Upcoming Programs
Employer Spotlight
Internship of the Week
Student Spotlight
Counselor's Corner
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WELCOME TO FALL 2010!
Career Services would like to officially welcome you all to Pace for an exciting fall semester. This weekly e-Newsletter, "news and notes", will keep you informed about upcoming programs, events, jobs, and internships.
Start early and be prepared!
Call and schedule an appointment with a counselor today.
Career Services NYC
212-346-1950
www.pace.edu/coopcs

Attention Class of 2011

Your Year, Your Job Search - Are You Ready?
Here is a list of recommendations to help you get started!
  • Meet with a counselor to develop your specific action plan several times throughout the year - call 212-346-1950 to schedule an appointment
  • Develop a basic cover letter that can be adapted to various employers
  • Stay abreast of all events sponsored by Career Services and participate in Employer Information Sessions, Practice Interview Days, Career Panels, and special workshops
  • Practice your interviewing skills; conduct a mock interview
  • Attend career fairs and networking events on and off campus to learn about hiring organizations and network with potential employers
  • Conduct informational interviews with Pace Alumni Career Advisors
  • Take a full inventory of your skills! Determine your career-related strengths and what you have to offer an employer
  • Summarize and analyze all of your experiences from your college years. Evaluate your accomplishments and be able to discuss them in an interview
  • Practice your introductory one-minute commercial, which explains who you are and what you have to offer an employer
  • Develop a target list of employers by researching the industries that interest you
  • Develop a portfolio to demonstrate some of your best work
  • Research salary ranges so you know what employers are paying in your geographic area
Career Services is here to help - start your job search today!

Accounting & Finance Career Fair

Save the date!
Wednesday, September 22 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
1 Pace Plaza, GYM
Attend the annual Accounting and Finance Career Fair held on the NYC Campus. Meet with professionals located predominantly in the NYC metro area who are looking to fill finance and accounting internships and full-time positions. Dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes and research participating employers.
Open to Pace students and alumni ONLY.
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Also attend:
CPA Recruiting Trends 101-What Every Accounting Student Needs To Know!
Wednesday, September 22, 12:15-1:15pm
Schimmel Lobby, 1 Pace Plaza, Level B
Come join us on the day of the Finance & Accounting Career Fair to hear professionals from the Top CPA firms come together to discuss recruiting trends, their expectations of students in undergraduate, graduate, and joint -degree programs here at Pace. This panel is a great kick-off to the afternoon's Career Fair as well as to the recruiting season for Accounting internships and full-time opportunities for 2011 this fall!
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BE PREPARED! Attend How to Work a Career Fair
Learn how to network with employers and make the most of your time at our Fall Accounting & Finance Career Fair or at other career fairs during the year. Wednesday, September 15 at 12:30pm, location TBD

THE CAMPUS RECRUITING PROGRAM FOR THE CLASS OF 2011

(January, June and September Grads)
The Campus Recruiting Program (CRP) is one of the many ways in which graduating students seek full-time employment. If you are interested in participating, review the online recruiting system (http://pace.experience.com). You must attend one (1) of the following mandatory workshops listed below, to learn the basics of using eRecruiting, create an effective resume, and ace your interviews!

Choose one of the following dates:
Tuesday, September 14, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Thursday, September 23, 10:00am-11:30am
Monday, September 27, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Rooms will be listed on eRecruiting:
Select "Calendar/Calendar Search", "New York City Event", and then "Mandatory Workshop". If you do not already have access to eRecruiting, please call 212-346-1950 for more information.

Remember to have your resume approved in order to participate. Stop by Career Services during one (1) of the following "CLASS OF 2011 OPEN HOURS" being held held from 9:00am to 5:00pm on the following dates:
Monday, September 20 through Friday, September 24 (with the exception on Wednesday, September 22)

Please feel free to make an appointment with a counselor should you have any questions - 212-346-1950.

Upcoming Programs

Mandatory Co-op Orientation Workshop
Welcome to Career Services! The Mandatory Co-op Orientation Workshop is the first step in the internship process. Space is limited and you must sign-up:
Call Career Services at 212-346-1950
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Interview Workshop
Develop the skills to get the job! Discuss difficult questions asked by employers and learn about different interview formats. This is MANDATORY for participation in Co-op, but will also be useful for any student preparing for interviews. This workshop is typically held twice per week during the fall at the following times:
Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesdays from 11:15am to 1:15pm
41 Park Row, 14th Floor
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To learn more about upcoming programs, visit our website
Employer Spotlight: ZenithOptimedia
Attention Communications Media, Advertising & Marketing Undergraduate & Graduate Majors!

You are invited to register to attend
A Careers Open House at ZenithOptimedia
Friday September 17, 2010
10:00am - 12:00pm

ZenithOptimedia Offices at 299 West Houston Street,10th Floor Atrium
Limited seating is available for this unique event
Event Details:
This invitation only event will consist of:
  • Brief presentations by key senior executives of ZenithOptimedia
  • Panel discussion by various company professionals about their job functions, career paths and potential internship and full-time career opportunities within ZenithOptimedia.
  • Q&A session and a networking lunch with ZenithOptimedia executives, professionals and student attendees.
ZenithOptimedia is part of the world's largest media services group. Our 218 offices in 72 countries ensure that we are able to offer a top level service wherever our clients require it. The company's range of clients include L'Oreal, BMW Middle East and the BBC Worldwide. We offer a wide range of services, from the development of communications strategy, through executional planning, negotiation and implementation. We also co-ordinate campaigns across countries and regions, linking with clients in the way that best meets their individual needs. Our service is underpinned with the latest in research, tools and systems.

How To Register for the Event
RSVP Deadline: September 13, 2010.

To RSVP:
EITHER Log into eRecruiting. Go to the Calendar box on the Homepage, then click on NY Campus events, Look for ZenithOptimedia Open House Event and sign up.
OR Email careers@pace.edu
Subject Line: RSVP ZenithOptimedia Open House
Body of email should include: Your Name; Pace University ID U number; Major; Year in School

Attire/ID:
Business Casual
Driver's License Photo ID required for Entry into Building

What's Next?
Registered students will be contacted after September 13, 2010 as a reminder to confirm attendance.

best places to internInternship of the Week

Camp Broadway
Theater Event Production Internship
Camp Broadway, a New York based national theater education company, is looking for interns interested in working in and learning about all facets of arts administration and event production. We are currently working on our fall programming, a December concert at Carnegie Hall, an education exposition, and educational materials for teachers.

We work as a collaborative team; interns will be working with the Chief Creative Officer, the Operations Director, and also with the Communications Director. Specific duties will vary depending on your particular skills and interests. You can be involved as you care to be. Hours are flexible depending on your schedule. This is an unpaid internship.

The primary qualifications are intelligence, a collaborative personality, and enthusiasm. Good computer skills are an asset as well.

The internships are unpaid, and each intern typically works 2-3 days/week. We are very flexible with time and hours, and we like to work with you and find things that interest you.
Application Process: Please submit a resume via eRecruiting and do a Keyword search for Camp Broadway. Good luck!

Out for Undergraduate Business2010 Out for Undergraduate Business Conference

Are you gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and...
Interested in a career in financial services, accounting, or consulting?
Curious about how being out may affect your candidacy or career?

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2010 Out for Undergraduate Business Conference. The conference will be held on October 1-2 in New York, NY. Now in its seventh year, OUBC aims to educate, inspire and place lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) undergraduate students who are interested in careers in financial services, accounting, and consulting. Join over 250 other exceptional LGBT students from top schools around the country to learn about careers in business, build analytical and interview skills, and network with LGBT professionals and recruiters from leading organizations.
Conference scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis for exceptional applicants. Visit www.outforbusiness.com today to learn more about the conference and to register.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is proud to be a Diamond sponsor at this year's conference.

Information Session

Meet the Peer Health Exchange
Looking to make a difference? Then meet with the Peer Health Exchange team. Find out how you can your apply your major in interesting ways. Discover how you can make an impact with teenagers. Drop by at one of our information sessions and meet with recruiters and current Pace students working for PHE. Learn how to apply to their volunteer positions.

About PHE
Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national health education nonprofit. We give teenagers the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students just like you to teach a health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. PHE works with high schools in which the majority of students live at or below the poverty line. These students experience a disproportionate number of serious health risks ranging from teenage pregnancy to obesity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
41 Park Row, 16th Floor, Dyson Conference Room
Downtown NYC Campus

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
1 Pace Plaza, Room E322
Downtown NYC Campus

Reserve a spot by signing up through eRecruiting.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT best places to intern

ANDREA PANICHI
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Kenilworth, New Jersey, a small town located not very far outside of the city. I entered Pace University in the fall of 2008 as a Theater major. Now going into my junior year, I am a dual major studying Communications and Theater. I chose to pursue a dual degree to expand on what I am learning and make myself an overall better candidate within the entertainment industry.
What co-op/internships are you currently participating in or have completed?
I completed my first Co-op internship in the spring of 2010 with a great organization in Manhattan called the Center for Communication. It was a wonderful experience in which I got to meet a lot of exciting people. I am currently in my second internship with the third largest music company in the world, Warner Music Group. I am grateful to be in such a fun position with so much to learn! The experience is priceless.
How did you get involved with Career Services and what resources would you recommend to other students?
I heard about Career Services through my peers and professors around campus. I immediately became interested because it sounded like a great resource. I called the office, made an appointment, and before I knew it I had a completed resume ready to send off to employers. I recommend Co-op to all Pace students because it is a fantastic resource and extremely helpful.
What do you like most about being a Pace University student?
Not only the fact that Pace is located in the most amazing city in the world, Pace also has a lot to offer academically and socially. The academic resources like the Tutoring Center, Writing Center and Career Services are very beneficial. I have utilized each and found myself learning and improving after each visit. Socially, the Honors College provided me with the opportunity to travel to New Orleans over spring break, where I got to volunteer at schools during the day and enjoy the amazing city of New Orleans at night. It is comforting to have such great programs within the Pace community.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on studying abroad in the spring of 2011. After graduation, I hope to start my career right here in New York City.
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Back to School Shopping
Yes, the time has come! The ambiguous point in the year when you are planning to hit the next party but you are also looking forward to getting back on campus! It is Back-to-School Time!
Take a look at your gear. Your backpack is still in good shape, so you can use it for another year. What about your professional wardrobe? Does it need a little pick-me up? If you plan on participating in the Career Services Co-op/Internship program, you will need to create a polished resume but also add some professional touches to your wardrobe. We know you are a student and maybe low on cash, so check out these money saving tips for a great back-to-school look at shops around campus!

Purchase a professional portfolio: FYI-Portfolios are not just for artists. Every job seeker should have a professional portfolio folder to carry extra copies of their resume, reference list and a notepad to bring to an interview. You can purchase a Pace University portfolio in the beautifully updated Barnes and Nobles Bookstore at Pace for only $19.98! There's a big stack of portfolios, just waiting for you!

Do your dress shoes need a good polish?
Check out Kiwi Express Leather Clean & Shine Wipes at CVS- just $5.98. Cheaper than buying a new pair of shoes! Need a new dress shirt to go with your suit? Get down to Century 21 Department Store, located just 2 blocks from campus at 22 Cortland Street between Church and Broadway. Don't have a blazer and dress pants? Check out the great styles at unbeatable prices at Century!

Now that you have your professional look down, schedule a mock-interview with your Career Counselor. We are here to give you feedback on your appearance, interview preparation, communication skills and more! Come on up to the 14th floor at 41 Park Row and schedule an appointment with a counselor. Also, sign up for Practice Interview Day on October 6 - your chance to really test out your skills with a professional recruiter!
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