Thursday, April 30, 2015

Seniors - Share your Success Stories

Seniors, did all your hard work pay off in the form of post-graduate plans (full-time employment, internships, service positions, or acceptance into graduate school)? Are you willing to share your story with us so we can highlight your accomplishments? If so, please click here to share your success story.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Share your Internship Success Story!

Did all your hard work pay off in the form of a summer internship? Are you willing to share your story with us so we can highlight your accomplishment? If so, please click here to share your success story.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spotlight on Summer Interns: Gabryella Pulsinelli

Gabryella Pulsinelli will be interning at the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. 

"One of the most importants things I had to do in order to obtain an internship with NJDEP was to really target my resume and cover letter. Unlike applying to a job on campus, this required more detailed approach. I went through a few drafts of my letter before I sent it in. The interview was probably the most important part because I really got to showcase my interest. 

At my internship, I am going to be doing GIS and data analysis for statewide water quality assessment and revision and creation of educational material for the Water Programs. One of my favorite things that I am going to be able to do is combine my two majors: Studio Art and Environmental Studies. The creating of materials will including illustrating a education booklet for children.  In the original posting there was no mention of this and I was offered the position because I mentioned my studio arts background and my interests."

Interested in sharing YOUR success story? If you've gained a job or internship, please let us know here. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

First American Equipment Finance: On-campus Interviews 4/17

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Interview Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Apply online through CareerLink

Job Description:

Commercial Lending Development Program

The Commercial Lending Development Program is designed to train and develop commercial finance relationship managers at First American Equipment Finance.  The program offers a limited number of high-potential candidates an opportunity to build a career with a progressive, nationwide commercial finance company.  At the conclusion of the program, successful trainees will become an Assistant Vice President responsible for developing equipment financing programs for large corporations in select industries. 

Newly hired trainees will start as an Analyst and work closely with a team of relationship managers to manage, research and analyze CRM data, assist with pricing and proposal creation, execute on marketing projects, set and participate in virtual meetings and assist the Senior Vice President with various projects.  During the first 18 months, candidates are expected to complete First American’s New Hire Training Program, FAEF University 101 and FAEF University 201 coursework.  The ideal candidate has strong analytical and communication skills and is interested in a career path in sales, commercial lending or relationship management. Compensation includes a base salary and bonuses. 

About the Company
First American Equipment Finance is a growing, national leader in commercial equipment finance. First American was ranked as a top 5 Best Company to Work for in New York (under 250 employees) in 2012 2013, and 2014. With new, national headquarter in Rochester (Woodcliff Office Park, Fairport), First American has approximately 130 employees and manages a $570MM portfolio. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Bank (NYSE: CYN), the 24th largest commercial bank in the U.S.

What sets First American apart?
  • Progressive, energetic environment
  • New corporate headquarters with state of the art facilities and technology
  • Open positions are due to growth 
  • Hire from outside the equipment finance industry
  • Formal training programs
  • Consistent management support and guidance 
  • Highly qualified database of prospects
  • State-of-the art CRM system
  • Stable and lucrative commission plan 
  • Defined sales professional career path

For more information, visit . 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Beyond Rochester: Career Conversations April 13th

Come hear alumni speak about their current roles and the career paths they traveled. Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and get advice for how to best set yourself up for success!

Where: Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center Conference Room, 4-200 Dewey Hall
How to Register: RSVP for the Career Conversation(s) of your choice by sending an email to with the alum's name in the subject line.

Monday, April 13th 2015 at 5pm
Who: Mark Zaid, Esq '89
Career: National Security Attorney

A career in national security is one of the most challenging and valuable opportunities in our nation today. Join Mark S. Zaid, Esq. ’89, renowned national security attorney, as he coaches on strengthening an application for security clearance processes.

Mark will walk through the process of completing an SF-86 National Security questionnaire, explain what to expect during polygraph examinations, and share advice on how to maximize the chances to qualify for federal employment requiring a security clearance.

Mark S. Zaid,  Managing Partner, Mark S. Zaid, P.C., specializes in national security, litigation and lobbying on matters relating to international transactions, torts and crimes, foreign sovereign and diplomatic immunity, defamation (plaintiff) and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOI/PA). He has been named as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer, as well as a "Best Lawyer" (issued bi-annually) by Washingtonian Magazine, every year since 2009 for his national security work. As the National Law Journal once wrote, “if Agent Mulder ever needed a lawyer, Zaid would be his man.”

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

US Peace Corps Info Session: Thursday, 4/2

Information Session
Thursday, April 2
6:00-7:00 pm
Goergen 108

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

The information session will present opportunities available with the United States Peace Corps.