Fordham Career Services Blog

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 17: Accounting & Finance Career and Internship Fair


The Accounting & Finance Career and Internship Fair is coming up this Wednesday, September 17th! Are you ready? Make sure you're prepared and make the most of the fair.. and check out our tips for rocking the career fair below:

1. Get your resume reviewed by a Career Counselor.

Make an appointment via CareerLink. Make sure your resume focuses on any finance work you’ve done, and try to look at each experience on your resume through the lens of the finance world. Add a relevant coursework section with classes you’ve taken in business, math or finance.

2. Do your research!

Check out the full list of employers that will be attending the fair on CareerLink > Events. Make sure you know information about the companies that interest you most, and see what they might be hiring for! At the fair, engage the recruiter in a real conversation about the company and opportunities they have available.


3. Dress for the job you want.

This means a suit. Treat the career fair like an interview.

4. Prepare questions.
Don’t be afraid to write your questions for employers down. Often, asking relevant and intriguing questions can be impressive to a recruiter and could help you stand out from the crowd.

5. Bring your resume.

Print out numerous copies, and bring them in a folder so they stay neat. You can purchase 10 sheets of resume paper from our office for 25 cents.

6. Ask for business cards.

Make sure to send a follow up or thank you email after the Career Fair to stay in touch if you're interested in the job or internship.

Finally, hear recommendations from the recruiters: 
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Internship Opportunity: MAD RIOT ENTERTAINMENT


Mark Canton, producer of “300”, recently formed MAD RIOT ENTERTAINMENT.. and they are currently seeking NYC based interns.

MAD RIOT is looking for self-motivated individuals that are passionate about scripted development and production. Opportunities/responsibilities include reading scripts, writing coverage, research, and general administrative tasks. Previous film/office work is preferred.

Please note that this internship is unpaid, but we do offer support for students to receive academic credit.

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 37175.

Internship Spotlight: Taylor Mead

By Taylor Mead, FCRH '16

As an intern at the Rachael Ray Show, I was able to develop a relationship with many of my coworkers that allowed each of them to be a mentor to me throughout the summer. Because I was able to develop such close relationships with people from different departments, I was able to learn bits and pieces of all aspects of television. Getting a glimpse into each of the departments made me aware of the importance of each and realize that the show would not be possible without each and every one of them.

Because of this, my coworkers made me feel that my job as a publicity intern was just as important as each of their jobs. This was an extremely great feeling because the producers and other important individuals of the Rachael Ray staff were willing to teach me what they knew and how they got to where they are in the field.

With that said, I truly feel that although my primary focus was on publicity (updating media contact lists, working the Facebook and Twitter accounts, and doing various other projects), I was able to learn a lot more than what I signed up for.

While much of this is a result of the kindness of everyone on set, I also believe that my experience was such a success because of my curiosity and eagerness to learn as much as I could. I have always sought to gain an abundance of knowledge and, to me, internships are some of the best opportunities to do so.
In the projects and tasks I have been assigned, I have found that there have been many opportunities where I have been able to express my creativity while also improving my ideas. More specifically, the other interns and I were expected to submit three episode pitches that the producers would analyze, comment on, and potentially choose for future Rachael Ray segments.

The producers were extremely helpful in teaching us how to take our ideas and develop them into something that may one day be on television. They taught us how to begin researching, how to approach the research, and how to develop it into a worthwhile idea. Their tips were extremely helpful and allowed me to really think about what the audience wants to see on an episode and how to attract the attention of busy viewers.

One of the producers told us, “If you wouldn’t want to watch the episode, they won’t either,” and this really sparked some interesting changes in the way we were approaching our research. With the help of the producers and the rest of the team, we were able to produce some really great, creative ideas that progressively got better and better throughout the summer.

Overall, my experience as an intern at the Rachael Ray Show was one I will never forget and in addition to learning about publicity, I was able to learn many production aspects of the media industry, and develop relationships with coworkers that will help me in the future.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Internship Spotlight: Dan Rector


By Dan Rector, FCRH 2016

I started working for ‘stache media/RED Distribution in May of 2014 for my summer internship.  ‘stache media/RED Distribution is a marketing company that helps promote new and upcoming musical artists, and is a division of Sony Music.  The internship seemed a bit intimidating at first considering I had to create and submit biweekly reports, and attend weekly conference calls. The fieldwork was also demanding. I was required to hand out promotional items at locations that were thought to attract the demographic that the artist was trying to reach. I also was tasked with interacting with lifestyle accounts and establishing a relationship with the managers and employees of each store. Although it was hard work, it quickly became rewarding. The conference calls and reports required me to stay organized and focused at corporate standards, handing out promotional items forced me to work on my interpersonal skills, and my management of lifestyle accounts encouraged me to develop my ability to research markets and create a distinct plan for accessing those markets.

Not only this, but ‘stache media/RED Distribution sends their representatives to concerts free of charge. Even though the representatives are required to work during the event, it is still an excellent benefit. I was able to work a Rebelution show at the Gramercy Theater, and a Dirty Heads show at the Wellmont Theater.  ‘stache media/RED Distribution takes note of which artists the representatives prefer, and are accommodating enough to take that into consideration when assigning the representatives to tour dates. The group Dirty Heads even requested that I meet the band before the show because they understood the vital role that the representatives fulfill in promoting the artists. Overall my time with ‘stache media/RED Distribution was unforgettable, and the skills I developed are invaluable.

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.