Fordham Career Services Blog

Monday, August 25, 2014

Spotlight on: The Fordham Alumni Mentoring Program


It's that time of year again.. time to join the Fordham Alumni Mentoring Program!

What is it?
Interested students will be paired with young alumni in their respective fields of interest. The relationships cultivated give students an opportunity to network with the young professionals with similar career interests as themselves, and gain insight into their field! Mentors provide invaluable career guidance to mentees throughout this unique networking opportunity.  

The Fordham Alumni Mentoring Program is beneficial for students in all stages of their career development process. Having an alumni mentor who has gone down a similar path of career exploration will undoubtedly enhance the student’s ability to develop personal career goals.
  Mentors and mentees meet informally throughout the program based on shared goals and expectations. 

Get Involved!
All students entering their junior and senior years are invited to apply!
Applications are currently available at http://www.fordham.edu/Alumni_Relations/mentor.shtml
Application deadline: Friday, September 26th 2014.

After submitting your application, all students must attend ONE of the following Pre-Requisite Orientations in Career Services, McGinley 224:

Orientation Dates:
Friday, 9/5 from 1-1:30pm
Tuesday, 9/9 from 11-11:30am
Wednesday, 9/17 from 10:30-11am
Monday, 9/22 from 4-4:30pm
Thursday, 10/2 from 2-2:30pm
Tuesday, 10/7 from 11:30-12pm​

*Students will not be paired up with a mentor without attending the orientation.

2014-2015 Mentoring Events Include:
1. Meet & Greet:  Tues, 10/28/14, 6:30-8:30pm, RH O’Keefe Commons
2. Round Table Networking/Presentation: Thurs, 11/20/14, 6:30-8:30pm, RH McGinley Ballroom
3. Men’s Basketball Game Luncheon: Date/Time TBD
4. Appreciation Dinner: Mon, 3/30/2015, 6:30-8:30pm, LC 12th Floor Lounge

*All Milestone Events are mandatory.


It’s never too early to get started planning your future.
Start today by applying to Fordham’s Alumni Mentoring Program!

Internship Spotlight: Peony Tam


By Peony Tam, FCLC’15

I started working at Julien Farel Group in January during my spring semester of my junior year. Now fast-forward, I’ve been working here for the past eight months as a marketing intern and it has been a truly rewarding experience! When I saw the opportunity to apply to Julien Farel on the Career Services website, I automatically jumped on it, as it seemed like a fun experience to work with a haircare company. The fact that this company focused on anti-aging haircare piqued my interest as well, since I have never heard of anti-aging for your hair! My internship at Julien Farel gave me a whole new outlook about working in the beauty industry and taught me a lot of things I didn’t know about hair (trust me, there’s a lot you don’t know!). I can definitely say that this internship has convinced me to want to work in the beauty industry in the future!

Julien Farel Group is a French American company that overlooks the Julien Farel Anti-Aging Haircare line and a line of luxurious salons in New York, Miami, and Cabo San Lucas. At Julien Farel, I was able to jump in with both feet and learn the day-to-day activities of a salon & haircare company. My typical workday would involve creating and planning content for our social media platforms. What I liked about this was that I was able to bring my own ideas and creativity to the table. You can always find something to connect back to hair, whether if we’re talking about the latest hairstyles on celebrities or even World Cup inspired hairstyles. I also learned a great deal about branding and all the aspects it involves to create a brand presence. I felt like this company was very unique in that it wasn’t just a simple haircare company, they overlooked a chain of salons as well. So, I wasn’t only thinking creatively about a haircare line, but also ways to promote their salons as well. 

Even though I worked on the marketing side of the company, I was able to interact and work with the other departments of the company as well. Some days I could be working on social media, other days I would work with the retail side and also learn how they prepare for any retail events. Often, I was given the freedom and independence to become a true part of the Julien Farel team and to have my own input into projects. The small size of the company and the welcoming nature of every employee provided me with countless learning opportunities in a friendly environment. 


I also loved interacting with the Julien Farel Salon hairstylists, as we worked with them to share their amazing work on our social media pages. A special perk of being an intern was that I was able to get free hair services from the salon (sometimes I got to be a hair model for social media as well)! Not only did I learn a lot about marketing and branding, but also I have a better understanding of how important it is to take care of your hair from a young age. Because our skin is not the only thing that ages, our hair ages as well! I am very thankful to Julien Farel Group for providing me with an enriching, fun experience that has been and will continue to be immensely helpful in my future endeavors! 


If you would like to inquire about internship opportunities with Julien Farel, please email jkim@julienfarel.com.

Full Time Opportunities: Quesnay


Quesnay is looking to incorporate a strategic Project Leader, a couple of Senior Consultants as part of the Innovation team responsible for new products and services based in Jersey City, NJ.

Quesnay Inc. helps corporations in the Telecom, Mobile, Media, and Financial Services sectors drive innovation that brings significant results on a recurrent basis. We develop winning strategies as well as plan and launch new products and services on an accelerated basis that drive new revenue and market differentiation. Quesnay Inc. is a fast-growing international company led by executives with decades of experience in Telecom, Mobile, Media, and Financial Services,with offices in Boston, Jersey City, London, and Madrid.

1. Project Leader
The Project Leader will lead the project with the client from strategy definition through to actual launch to bring significant improvements for customers including generating new revenue.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Project Management
- Develop detailed project plans that tie back to strategy
- Manage projects internally and with clients to ensure timely execution of cross functional team deliverables
- Lead weekly and monthly meetings with client, client vendors and other participants in the project
- Problem resolution - identify and resolve issues in a timely fashion
- Anticipate required project plan changes and manage timelines to meet client’s needs

Execution
- Lead the execution of the solution, integrating internal and external resources
- Prepare evolution plan& recommendations to improve solutions on a go forward experience

Client Management
- Manage day-to-day client interaction and expectations and client’s vendors.
- Anticipate needs and evaluate alternative solutions.
- Build a knowledge base of each client’s business, organization and objective
- Must resolve the conflicting interests of the client, client’s internal teams as well as their vendors, and other parties participating with the project.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- BA or BS degree. MBA strongly preferred
- At least 5 years experience as a Project or Product Manager
- Excellent PowerPoint, MS Project, and Excel skills
- Experience in mobile/Telecom
- Results driven: Prior experience launching products & services with tangible results
- Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget with internal and external resources
- Demonstrated experience in leading multiple projects at the same time and ones that are strategic in nature
- Must be team player with strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
- Must possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills along with the ability to multi-task and work independently.

For more information or to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID#: 33838.

2. Senior Consultant, Credit Card Industry
The Senior Consultant will support innovation proposals to bring significant improvements for customers including generating new revenue.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Research and market analysis
- Developing supportable strategies
- Making product and partnership recommendations based on the analysis and strategy to drive real results
- Evaluating companies & solutions from both a product as well as business perspective
- Client-facing presentations of recommendations and analysis
- Business case development & P/L analysis

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- 3-5 years experience as a Senior Consultant and/or corporate development- specifically in Credit Card Industry, with experience on Marketing Strategy, Business Planning and Finance
- BA or BS degree. MBA required
- Strong research skills- ability to seek out the information needed to support recommendations
- Strong analytical skills including both product and business evaluations; reporting experience a plus
- Strong written and verbal communication& presentation skills
- Ability to both understand the big picture and drive execution and change
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to work on projects independently and drive results
- Preferred degree in economics, statistics or finance
- Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting and “wear multiple hats”

For more info and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 33836.

3. Senior Consultant, Mobile/Telecom
The Senior Consultant will support innovation proposals to bring significant improvements for customers including generating new revenue.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Research and market analysis
- Developing supportable strategies
- Product and partnership recommendations based on the analysis and strategy to drive real results
- Evaluating companies & solutions from both a product as well as business perspective
- Client-facing presentations of recommendations and analysis
- Business case development &financial modeling

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- 3-5 years experience in consulting and/or corporate development- specifically in mobile or telecom
- BA or BS degree. MBA required
- Strong research skills- ability to seek out the information needed to support recommendations
- Strong analytical skills including both product and business evaluations; reporting experience a plus
- Superb Power Point skills
- Strong written and verbal communication& presentation skills
- Ability to both understand the big picture and drive execution and change
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to work on projects independently and drive results
- Preferred degree in economics, statistics or finance
- Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting and “wear multiple hats”

For more info and to apply today, head to CareerLink Job ID# 35002.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Internship Opportunity: NYS Assembly Members Office

A fast-paced New York City community office of progressive legislator is looking for interns!

The New York State Assembly Members Office is looking to hire students interested in public service. You'll have the opportunity to get real-life experience in an active government office. The program offers interns the chance to engage in legislative research, offer administrative support, and help with constituent services. Successful candidates are outgoing and have strong research and writing skills. We aim to create an experience that is tailored to individual interests while exposing students to the dynamic day-to-day work of elected officials. Spanish-speaking a plus.

Responsibilities:

Constituent services, conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence and outreach materials, special events planning assistance, and office management tasks.

Qualifications:
Strong writing and interpersonal skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, interest in public and community service, highly organized, proactive, and able to multi-task.  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 36508.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Part Time Job Opportunity


Check out this exciting job opportunity from staffing agency Robert Half, looking for recent grads! The opportunity available is a temporary job with the potential to lead to a permanent position. Pay rate for temps is $40/hour.

Top NYC client has a large-scale 3+ month consulting to hire engagement for new college graduates.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a Fortune 100 company / financial institution in NYC. 

These project roles require savvy individuals with great analytical and writing skills.  Fantastic written and oral communication skills are also required. 

Required criteria for this role:
-Recent college graduate (2013, 2014) with focus in Finance, Accounting, Psychology, Criminal Justice or Economics; Masters / JD a plus
-GPA of 3.2 or higher
-Technical thinker with strong attention to detail.  Problem solving skills, sense of curiosity and a good team player.

Job Description: 
Running internet searches, copy and pasting findings into templates, analyzing numerical data trends and writing concisely on your findings. 

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 36032.

Internship Spotlight: Jennifer Minerva


By Jennifer Minerva, FCRH 2016

Seeking a summer internship in policy research, I scoured Fordham’s Career Services website which led to me to many available research positions at several companies. One position that caught my eye was the Education Policy and Programs Internship with RMC Research-New York. I have always had an interest in education policy, specifically with parent and community engagement initiatives. RMC Research has offices across the country in California, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, and New York. RMC offers evaluation services, professional development, consulting, and technical assistance to its many clients including the federal government, non-profits, private businesses, and foundations. While doing research on the company, I found that the New York office focuses on parent and family involvement strategies, the area of research I am particularly interested in. I sent in my resume, cover letter, and writing sample, and patiently waited for a response.

After two rounds of interviews and a writing activity, I was offered the position of Education Policy and Programs Intern for the summer of 2014. RMC gave me the flexibility to choose my own schedule and hours, as long as completed 275 hours by the end of summer. On the first day of my internship, I was assigned three research projects to work on throughout the summer. I worked on curating and vetting resources for RMC’s Parent Central website, maintaining the Virtual Advanced Placement Webinar Series platform, and supporting the collection of universal broadband research. These three projects allowed me to expand my knowledge on community engagement initiatives as well as gain exposure to professional learning communities sustained by online platforms and the challenges municipalities face in providing universal broadband access. I worked directly with research associates and other interns to achieve my goals and complete each project to the best of my ability.

As a result of my internship experience, I am more certain of what opportunities I want to pursue next. RMC gave me the opportunity to not only grow as a professional, but grow as a person. I am very fortunate for the skills I have gained and people that I have met.

Thank you RMC Research-New York for a fulfilling summer both professionally and personally.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two Available Fall Internship Opportunties


1. GCK Partners is looking to hire a full time energetic and ready-to-learn PR intern to start in the fall. 

About Us:
With 40 years of combined experience in luxury goods, fashion, entertainment, hospitality and art/design, GCK Partners specializes in public relations and media relations, events, celebrity service, business development and brand management. GCK Partners is a boutique agency where each team member plays a crucial role and we encourage creativity and determination, which are essential to our success. Our core mission is securing great press coverage for our clients in top magazines, newspapers, websites and broadcast television. In addition, we manage a range of high profile events from new product launches and store openings to film premieres and award presentations. Our clients include luxury leading brands.

Job Description:
- Identify and compile client media coverage
- Maintain agency lists of editors, stylists, celebrities and industry resources
- Assist creation of media alerts, fact sheets and other materials
- Work with agency team on special event planning and execution
- Maintain agency media library
- Research/monitor cultural events

Internship Position Requirements:
- Organized self-starter with ability to multi-task
- Strong attention to detail is a must
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Takes initiative and has a creative mindset
- Has a positive attitude, discreet and professional manner
- Proven project management skills
- Preferred experience in marketing/communications industry and interest in the luxury/fashion industry is ideal
- Knowledge of current events, trends, culture

Interested? Apply today and learn more via CareerLink, Job ID# 34556.


2. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is accepting additional applications for Fall 2014 internships in ALL museum departments including (but not limited to):
Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, and Publishing and Digital Media.

Internships are also available with Guggenheim special projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative.

The Fall 2014 Internship Program will begin in mid-September and end on Friday, December 12. Fall internships are either full- or part-time, depending on the department. All internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week, and a number of openings require a 3 or 4 day per week commitment. Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered.

*Please note, $500 travel stipends are available for all Fall 2014 intern placements!*

Internship Program Description
The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see: www.guggenheim.org/internships.

Museum Culture Seminar Program
The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms an integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, and other museums. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum staff from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session.

For more information or to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 35431.