Friday, December 14, 2012

Recently Posted Full-time Jobs for Arts & Sciences students - Week of 12/14/12

(recruiting now for December & May start-dates)
All jobs can be found on our CareerLink system, accessed online at


Manning & Napier- Rochester, NY
Manning & Napier is headquartered in Fairport, NY with regional offices in St. Petersburg, FL and Columbus OH. Founded in 1970, we provide a broad range of investment solutions, as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, our relationship goes beyond investment management and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems.
Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will work closely with a team of Analysts to provide analytical coverage of the firm’s Sector Teams. The Assistant will conduct company-and-industry specific research and analysis assisting Analysts in recommending equities in client’s accounts and the firm’s in-house funds.

LVW Advisors- Rochester, NY
LVW Advisors is an objective, open-sourced investment consulting firm dedicated to fulfilling the investment consulting needs of institutional and high net worth investors. Headquartered in the Rochester, NY, LVW Advisors currently advises over 40 client relationships, and $3 billion in assets.
Investment Consulting Spring/Summer Intern
This position is for a full-time/part-time paid internship. The selected intern will have the opportunity to work in a professional business environment, experience real-world challenges, and expand one’s expertise in the field of finance with a recognized, national leader in the investment consulting industry. Throughout the internship, the opportunity to be introduced to a variety of investment topics, such as asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection, and various investment vehicles (mutual funds, managed accounts, hedge funds) to name a few, will exist.

Argus Information and Advisory Services LLC.- London, UK; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA
Argus Information and Advisory Services is a leading provider of information, scoring solutions and advisory services to large financial institutions (primarily credit card issuers) to facilitate accurate reporting and better enable marketing and risk decisions. Argus' capabilities focus on syndicated studies, product development and consulting.
Consulting Analyst
The Consulting Analyst leverage extensive datasets and various statistical software applications to develop and execute strategic quantitative analysis; investigate and report on complex data interactions to help identify and address our clients’ key strategic business opportunities; create statistical data models to be used as tools in the development of client portfolio strategies Analyze and interpret results of reports and models created to translate data into and create comprehensive, actionable solutions for our clients; and effectively and accurately communicate analytical results and strategic implications within the context of a broader business setting.
Business Analyst
The Business Analyst execute and monitor the core monthly processes required to build and maintain a large data warehouse; work with technical teams to determine data requirements and best practices for advanced data manipulation, and analysis strategies; program software to meet design and business requirements specifications; evaluate correlations among statistical data, identify trends and summarize findings across clients and senior management; and understand core systems and data processes for normalization, data validation, data aggregation, and customized reporting.

CoreLogic- Rochester, NY
At CoreLogic, we are a financial, property and consumer information, analytics and services company enabling customers nationally and globally to solve their business challenges of risk and opportunity management. As a longtime leader in mortgage services, in every aspect of the lending cycle, the broad range of services from CoreLogic continues to grow, as does our client base which includes 38 of the top 50 U.S. mortgage companies and banks.
Accounting Supervisor Trainee
The Supervisor Trainee - Operational Services is responsible for supervising the daily workflow and supporting processes of an assigned team of employees/contingent staff, ensuring compliance with established policies, standard operating procedures and servicing level agreements. This role serves as a subject matter expert for the team providing direction and information for standard job tasks. The Supervisor Trainee will partner with Operations management to facilitate the resolution of escalated work and team issues, as appropriate. This role is a developmental opportunity for members of the Outsourcing Services Department.

Palisades Hudson Financial Group- Atlanta, GA; Scarsdale, NY
Palisades Hudson Financial Group is a thriving Scarsdale, New York tax accounting/financial planning firm with an asset management affiliate. A second office is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Palisades Hudson Asset Management (PHAM). PHAM currently manages $1 billion in assets. We are a fee only organization.
Financial Planning Associate
Exposure to all areas of financial planning and investment management for high net worth individuals. This includes tax preparation and planning, financial and estate planning, research, reviewing financial statements, applying business and economics skills, and client contact. Investment experiences at PHAM (our registered investment advisor affiliate) include hands-on exposure to the asset management business, which entails conducting investment research, generating and creating monthly performance reports and assisting clients. Additional opportunities involve participation in various projects key to the growth of the organization.


Ruder Finn – New York, NY
More than half a century ago, Ruder Finn, Inc. redefined our profession by developing programs for clients that created unmistakable identities.  Today, that reputation for impacting the world of public opinion and achieving positive change for our leading-edge clients has been extended around the globe and across cyberspace.  Our insight and the breadth of hands-on experience have created some of the most successful communications campaigns of the last few decades.  For start-ups, new and old economy companies, world organization, name brands and companies seeking to rebrand themselves.
Summer 2013 Public Relations Executive Trainee
Ruder Finn, Inc., one of the world's leading independent PR agencies, is accepting applications for the 2013 summer session of its paid Executive Training Program. The 33-year-old, application-only Program provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to work in an exciting, fast-paced environment and learn from some of PR's best and brightest managers. Executive Trainees, or ETs as they're called, work full time and complete a 16-week curriculum on the fundamentals of public relations; they also gain hands-on experience as integral members of account teams. The Executive Training Program is held three times per year in the NY office. Though a permanent position is not guaranteed, historically, a large percentage of ETs stay on in permanent positions within account teams. Ruder Finn's goal for the ET program is to identify new talent who can contribute to the innovative, creative work of the Agency.

Katz Media Group- New York, NY
With a large and diversified client list of radio and television stations in both large and small markets, Katz Media Group is the largest media representation firm in the United States. Founded in New York in 1888 by Emmanuel Katz, the advertising agency was the nation's first media representation firm.Today, with more than 2,600 radio stations and 400 television stations retaining our services, Katz is the only media representation firm to serve multiple types of electronic media. Katz possesses leading market shares in the representation of radio and television stations.
Post-bac Media Associates Program
Each associate is immersed within a radio or television division to learn day-to-day operations, as well as to absorb individual approaches to business and selling styles from Katz’s talented account executives. From creating a mock marketing plan to attract Hispanic consumers to new menu items in the fast food category to presenting a personal account of the program, this summer’s associates engaged in everyday responsibilities to understand the full scope of the business and see how they fit into the future. Highlights included learning firsthand negotiations and the avail sales cycle, networking with colleagues and also attending weekly group meetings to learn from Katz’s top executives.

Nature Conservatory- Central & Western New York Chapter- Rochester, NY

Fetch Logistics is among the leaders in the 3PL industry, practicing the leading professional standards for business operations while maintaining guarantees protecting their freight by being one of the only a handful of companies nationwide to be the TIA Performance Certified to $100,000.
Communications Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for increasing public awareness of The Nature Conservancy and contributing to and implementing a coordinated communications strategy in Central & Western New York and in New York State.

Education and Teaching

Urban Teacher Center- Washington, DC & Baltimore, Maryland
The mission of The Urban Teacher Center is to prepare highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation's highest-need schools. We will accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state of the art training, and linking their certification to their students' performance outcomes. Over time, these teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation, assuming leadership roles and making the public case for better teacher preparation and educator accountability.
Teacher Prep Program
The Urban Teacher Center (UTC) provides a FREE dual master's degree. UTC is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland (and soon in additional cities). Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. UTC residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in one of two dual Master's of Education program ("K-8 Elementary and Special Education" or "Secondary Mathematics and Special Education") that is directly relevant to the urban teacher. All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance - only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program. Over time, UTC teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation.

Shelburne Museuam- Shelburne, VT
Located in Vermont's scenic Lake Champlain valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation's finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages.
Education Post-bac Fellowship
Fellows are integral members of the Education Department staff and play essential roles in all facets of the museum’s educational services to the public including academic programs for: k-12 and homeschooled students; adult learners; special needs audiences; family audiences; seasonal staff, and more. Fellows provide administrative and logistical support for current programming and have the opportunity to be involved in the development of new programmatic initiatives.

TEACH Charlotte- Nationwide
TEACH Charlotte is a highly-selective program designed to recruit and train outstanding professionals and recent college graduates to become highly effective teachers in our highest-need public schools.  We are committed to providing Charlotte-Mecklenburg's students with a new generation of educators who will work relentlessly to significantly increase student achievement in their classrooms.  We need socially driven individuals, like you, from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are interested in making a difference in our community.  
Train to Become a Teacher
TNTP's Teaching Fellows Programs train accomplished professionals and recent college graduates to become excellent teachers for high-need schools in 14 locations nationwide. We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to put their knowledge and professional experience to use teaching high-needs subjects like math, science, special education and bilingual education.

Citizens School
Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children across the country. We mobilize a second shift of afternoon educators, who provide academic support, leadership development, and "apprenticeships"¿hands-on projects taught by volunteers from business and civic organizations. At Citizen Schools, students develop the skills, knowledge and beliefs they need to succeed in middle school, advance towards college, and become leaders in their careers and communities. Citizen Schools' approach is innovative, rigorous, and evidence-based.
National Teaching Fellowship
The National Teaching Fellowship is a two year AmeriCorps program for individuals who are eager to participate in education reform. Members of the National Teaching Fellowship teach in the expanded day, grow in a professional role, and serve as community builders dedicated to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps.

Open English- Nationwide
Open English is leading the future of on-line education through award-winning and entertaining multimedia material. Our instructors enjoy the flexibility of working convenient hours from the comfort of their own homes.  Additionally, small class sizes allow instructors to provide students with individual attention and feedback.
Teach ESL Online
Candidates should have a passion for education and knowledge of facilitating language courses. Successful instructors will be instrumental in engaging students in interactive lessons and encouraging continuous dialogue.  Courses will be taught remotely from the location of the instructors’ choice using materials provided by Open English.

Health and Human Services/ Nonprofit

National Institutes of Health- Bethesda, Maryland
NIH is the nation's medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.
Research Assistant
Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and normal volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient clinic visits, and with inpatients. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

CP Rochester- Rochester, NY

The Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area exists to support people with physical and developmental disabilities in choosing and accomplishing successive individualized life goals. We do this by providing a wide range of services to people of all ages in the greater Rochester area, including outpatient clinical, residential, educational and personal support services. Our purpose is to ensure that those we serve safely determine their own pathways in life and live as full members of their communities.
Service Coordinator
The Service Coordinator is responsible for assisting people in designing an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that facilitates and empowers the person in achieving his/her individual life goals; linking and referring the person to requested or needed services; monitoring and following up to ensure plans are being implemented effectively and adequately to address the needs of the individual; and sharing on-call responsibility and ensuring that services are provided to the individual’s satisfaction.

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)- Rochester, NY
Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI) is a non-profit management services organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to the development of high quality, integrated, outcome-oriented, culturally competent, cost-effective behavioral health and developmental disability services. As the contract manager for the Monroe County Office of Mental Health, CCSI provides a range of management services including administration of State aid and County funding to community based service providers, program evaluation and oversight, implementation of service plans, and information support services. CCSI also provides a range of other services designed to meet the needs of the behavioral health community outside of Monroe County including other County Offices of Mental Health, Departments of Health, Departments of Social Services, Managed Care Organizations, as well as behavioral health and developmental disability service providers.
Family Engagement Specialist
The Family Engagement Specialist will build relationships with individuals and groups in targeted population to improve engagement with school personnel, and access to and utilization of appropriate mental health and other support services. He/She is responsible for encouraging, training and mentoring family members to effectively participate in school processes that impact their child (meetings with teachers, administrative staff, SBIT-B teams, wraparound teams). Specialists respond to the direction of the Project Director and the Frazer Principal achieve project’s goals, objectives, and expected outcomes Participate in the Frazer Pilot Community Coordination group to ensure family perspectives are included in planning, policy and practice changes. Also expected to perform other duties as necessary.
Contract Manager
The Contract Manager provides agency and program oversight for providers under contract with the Monroe County Office of Mental Health.

Marketing/Sales/Public Relations

Fetch Logistics, Inc.- Amherst, NY
Fetch Logistics is among the leaders in the 3PL industry, practicing the leading professional standards for business operations while maintaining guarantees protecting their freight by being one of the only a handful of companies nationwide to be the TIA Performance Certified to $100,000.
Entry Level Inside Sales
This is an excellent opportunity for new college grads, and experienced sales professionals alike.  If you have a competitive, driven, and energetic personality than Fetch Logistics may be the place for you!   We offer a 6-8 week paid training program, detailed below, to prepare you for a successful career in the freight brokerage industry.

Continental Resources, Inc
From test equipment to green IT solutions, Continental Resources, Inc. (ConRes) provides high technology products, services and support to business, government and academia. Combining almost 50 years of high tech know-how and financial stability, ConRes is a low-risk option for organizations seeking to strengthen the ROI on their technology investments.
Outside Sales Representative
The Outside Sales Representative would be selling state-of-the-art general purpose test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, and wireless communication testers to OEM, aerospace, commercial or military markets. BA/BS degree preferred, technical or related experience a plus.

All internships and jobs can be found on our CareerLink web system, accessed online at

Upcoming Arts & Sciences Deadlines - Week of 12/14/12

Thursday December 20th

NYC Teaching Fellows
Make a Difference. Become a NYC Teaching Fellow.
The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits talented and dedicated graduates to raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need teachers the most. More than one in ten NYC public school teachers started their career through the NYC Teaching Fellows.

Who Can Apply?
No previous teaching experience or education coursework is necessary for participation in the program. Fellows enroll in an intensive summer training program and then earn a subsidized master's degree while teaching in a New York City public school.

Why Become a Fellow?
·         Opportunity to impact student achievement in NYC
·         Competitive starting salary plus full benefits
·         Subsidized masters degree in education
·         Intensive, eight-week summer training and non-taxable training stipend
·         Ability to apply for loan forgiveness (in eligible schools and subject area positions)

How to Apply
The Fellowship is now accepting applications for the June 2013 program. Because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis it is advantageous to submit your application as soon as possible.  Our upcoming deadlines are December 20, January 7, and January 28. December 20th is the last deadline to apply for the Spring Classroom Apprenticeship! Visit our website to learn more and apply today!

Thursday December 20th

Broadcast1Source- Rochester, NY
Broadcast1Source is the industry-leading portal for broadcaster compliance with EEO regulations and FCC compliance. Broadcast1Source is more than just a vacancy notification system; it's a robust and easy-to-use method to reduce your administrative and recordkeeping costs, keep your management focus on your business while improving your EEO and ePIF compliance and process management.
Sales Assistant
Clear Channel Radio currently has an opening for a full-time Sales Assistant. Responsibilities include typing proposals, maintaining customer service with top clients, coordinating promotional details associated with sales, and shared receptionist duties.\

This position is listed in CareerLink at

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's not too late to register for the CICs!

What is the CIC open forum?


From 9:30-11:30 there is an OPEN FORUM in ALL FOUR CITIES! This is a time for you to meet employers and network the room. Why bother, you ask?

  • Several employers at each event will be building their interview schedules purely from the students they meet in person that day!
  • At EACH event an average of 20-40 additional interviews are added to employer's schedules during the open forum.
  • Employers have already indicated it's been very hard for them to pick only 8 students per schedule! They're still interested in you, and this a great way to get some “face time” and get YOUR resume into their hands! Having a face to associate with a name, and even better a few minutes of conversation about their company, will make you that much more memorable

Check out which companies are attending and register at:

Why Should I Register?


During the holidays, updated information about new employers and event details will only be sent out to registrants. So for the most up to date information, registration only takes a few minutes, and lets you view employer profiles, job postings and much more.


CIC prep session this Thursday and next Tuesday


Join Associate Director Amber Graham for a jam-packed session of CIC tips! We’ll cover how to work the open forum (including developing your personal 30 second commercial), how to score interviews, how to manage interviewing in a large busy space, and some general interview tips! (Held in the Career Center Conference Room 12/3 at 1 p.m. & 12/18 at 2 p.m.)

Dress for Success


Business Attire means wear a SUIT. A real one! Our standard disclaimer is “if you feel you look old, you're dressed right.” Conservative is the way to go! If you're concerned about your outfit, or have any questions, stop by and speak to a counselor.


Be Prepared


Make sure to create a hit list of companies you want to talk to, and do your research ahead of time! If you get an interview, you won’t have time during the event to go do research on the spot, so be prepared with information, questions to ask, and your best interview attire!


Once you are registered, from the home page you can view each event and the employers listed. Also if an employer has submitted a job posting you can do “One-Click Search” by each CIC event!

New Employers in ALL Cities


Boston - Monday January 7th

Perkins School for the Blind

Boston Teacher Residency


Los Angeles – Tuesday January 8th

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Aflac – Los Angeles

Emma L. Bowen Foundation

Intern Sushi


New York City - Wednesday January 9th

Central Business Solutions

FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Washington DC - Friday January 6th

The Fund for American Studies

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Student-Alumni Networking Nights

Boston, January 7, 2013, 6-8:30pm


New York City, January 9, 2013, 6:30-9pm


Washington DC - January 11, 2013, 6pm


Join the Career Center and the Office of Alumni Relations for evenings of networking and career exploration. Alumni and parents will be on hand to tell YOU about their careers, how they utilized their University of Rochester education, and how you can make it in their field.   



Dress is business casual (no jeans). Refreshments will be served.

These events are free of charge and co-hosted by The Career and Internship Center and the Office of Alumni Relations.  Register by December 21 to guarantee your reservation.

Questions about the Networking Nights? Email Michelle at



The Career Center is open throughout Finals from 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday.


Career and Internship Center Holiday Hours:

Closed December 24th and 25th   

December 26-28th: 9am-noon

Closed December 31st and January 1st

January 2-4: 9am-5pm


Stop by or call with any questions, to work on your resume, or talk about interview preparation!


302 Meliora Hall | 275-2366 |

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Career and Internship Connections Orientation

Prepare for your winter break! CIC Prep Sessions next week!
Starting Thursday, the Career Center will be offering prep sessions focused on interviewing skills and networking tips. These are targeted for students attending the Career and Internship Connections, as well as the Alumni Networking Nights, over break! Even if you’re not sure if you’re going yet, come to a session and get ready anyway!
These sessions will cover interviewing basics, including tips on handling the large room interviewing format of the CICs, and send you home with a tips sheet and practice questions!

Even if you didn't apply in time for the application deadline, you could land an interview the day of the event through the morning open forum, and you want to be READY!

Interview Prep Sessions
Thursday, December 13th  – 1pm
Tuesday, December 18th – 2pm

To Sign Up:
Email Amber Graham, with the session you want to attend, and we will add you in!

It's not too late to register for the CIC's!

Job and Internship Searching over Winter Break

by Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Associate Director Laura Godwin

Exams are done, papers and projects have been submitted, and you’re heading home for the holidays and a much needed break! Kick back, relax and enjoy some, but know that this is valuable time you can spend on making progress toward your career goals!

Laura Godwin helps student with her resume.
Here are some ideas on how to maximize the time before the Spring 2013 semester begins.

Educate yourself about career options.

A successful career plan starts with the 3 F’s! This is a way of expressing your goals very specifically in terms of the general career area (Field), what is done on the job (Function), and the type of employers (Firm) that hire such professionals. Spend some time researching options on the What Can I Do With My Major? page on our website, which features links to resources containing a wealth of information to help you delve into the information you need to make a good decision and pursue your goal.

Polish your resume(s) and cover letter(s)

Now that another semester is done, it’s time to take a critical look at your resume and the cover letter you are (hopefully!) sending along with it. You may wish to add mention of significant class projects completed the Fall semester, as well as relevant courses you will be taking this Spring. Don’t have a resume yet? Check out our resume and cover letter samples and build a draft, then call the office to make an appointment (via phone, if necessary) with a counselor to discuss. Yes, we are open and do take appointments during the break (on a limited basis).


Winter break is the perfect time to conduct “information conversations” with alumni and other professionals who may prove to be immensely helpful in the months and years to come. Such discussions, be they over coffee or over the phone, will yield career information, advice, contacts, and yes, possibly even consideration for a job or internship! How do you do it? Start with the ideas and resources on our Networking page. And, mark your calendar for the 3 Student-Alumni Networking Nights in Boston, New York City and Washington, DC in early January – see our blog post for details.

Research potential employers

Create your own “hitlist” of employers based on keyword and geographic search criteria using an amazing tool called CareerShift. To create your account, first log into CareerLink; from the main page, click the blue CareerShift logo on the left. Once you register (it’s free) click on the “My Companies” tab – that’s where the goldmine is! Build your list, research each one, and when you get back to campus in January, make an appointment with a counselor here at the Career and Internship Center to discuss “proactive search strategies” for the employers on your list.

Apply, inquire, communicate

Roll out those resumes and cover letters and start clicking the “submit” button! It’s NOT too early! (And in most cases, it's not too late, either.) Students frequently ask us, "how many jobs/internships should I apply to?" The issue, however, is not the number of applications -- it's the number of communications. Besides applying to postings you find online, you should also be making direct, targeted inquiries to employers who don't have any opportunities posted. Either way, don’t forget that following up on EACH application or inquiry you send is an important step in the process.

Attend the CICs

By now you’ve probably heard about the four “off-campus” recruiting events happening in early January, in New York City, Boston, Washington DC and Los Angeles. The Career and Internship Connections events feature a wide variety of employers and opportunities, and if you’re able to make it to one (or more) of them, you should definitely consider attending? Even if you missed the application deadline, you can still attend the morning portion of the event, which is an “open forum” career fair format, where you could be offered an interview on the spot for that afternoon. See our CIC blog post for details.

Again, our office is indeed open throughout late December and early January (with a few exceptions for the holidays). If we can be of assistance, please give us a call at 585.275.2366.  We hope you have a productive and enjoyable break!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

January Student-Alumni Networking Night Tips for Success

Together with the Office of Alumni Relations we are pleased to offer an opportunity for students to connect with alumni and parent "special advisors" after the CIC events over winter break.
Alumni and parents will freely share advice and information based on their own experiences.  Think of the event as research and don’t shy away from the event because you feel no one will be there that can “help” you.  Everyone has something to offer!
The reception is free, but registration is required. View attendance lists and register at the links below:
University Club of Boston
The Midtown Executive Club
Darlington House

·      For Boston and D.C. a large open reception room allows you to mix and mingle, light hors d'oeuvres and drinks are available.
·      For NYC the location is a larger room with designated tables/areas where industry alumni representatives stand/sit making it easier to find volunteers with similar interests; food and drink are available.
·      Dress to impress – suits are great but upscale business casual is appropriate (jackets/ties for guys; dress slacks/blouses for women, skirts that hit just above the knees – NO MINI SKIRTS).
·      When you arrive, check in and put on a nametag, pick up a program and an addendum (the addendum will contain the bios of volunteers that arrived after the program was printed).
·      Read over the program and addendum and identify who interests you.
·      Career Center Staff and Alumni Relations staff will be present to help identify those present and answer any questions about Networking.
·      Your nametag and the alums nametags will have colored dots signifying your career interests – this should help you find alumni participants in the room with your same interests.
·      Grab some food and move about the room seeking out conversations.
·      Introduce yourself: Name, Class year, Major.  Because the participants are not judging your qualifications they can advise and coach you.  Be yourself and be truthful – whether you have clear goals in mind or if you are confused about your next steps.
·      The best way to start and continue a conversation is to ask questions:
“What field do you currently work in?”
“How did you get started in that field?”
“What do you like best about your company/job?”
·      When you ask questions of another person, you show you are taking interest in that person which makes people feel good about themselves and encourages them to want to help you.
·      Ask for a business card and/or permission to follow up.

·      Follow up immediately with thank you emails
·      Act on suggestions that were given to you and let them know what you’ve done and what you have learned.  This could be the beginning of a wonderful professional advocacy relationship.

By attending the upcoming Student-Alumni Networking Nights you are taking steps toward your career goals.  Although you may be nervous, I’m confident you will be glad you invested the time in yourself!