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Network with Alumni Over the Summer Break!

Opportunities abound for students to job shadow and network with SU grads around the country over break

May 25, 2016 | Article by: News Staff


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The College of Arts and Sciences has the benefit of having an engaged alumni population that wants to give back, and the Advising & Career Services Center wants to help you tap into this great resource. Numerous alumni have agreed to open their worksite for the benefit of current students during the weeks of June 6th - 24th, 2016, for job shadows, informational interviews, or coffee chats.  Job shadows, informational interviews, and coffee chats are a great way for you to learn and seek advice on your career interests, the industry, and the corporate culture of a potential future workplace.  It is also a great way for you to build and expand your professional network.  The opportunities listed below reflect what our great alumni were able to offer.

Requirements

There are no fees to participate, however, you must meet all of the following requirements:

1)      Your availability must match the dates listed for the opportunity.

2)      You must have housing and transportation in the location listed. Opportunities are available in cities across the country, wherever alumni who are willing to host are located. You will be able to express interest in opportunities near your hometown, as well as those where you know you would be able to stay for a few days. For example, if there is an NYC opportunity and you live in NYC (or could commute easily to NYC), you’re all set.  If there is an opportunity in NYC you’re interested in and you’re NOT from NYC, but you are positive that you could stay with your aunt in the City for those days (CALL AND MAKE SURE!), and you would be able to travel there without issue, that’s ok, too. Additionally, some informational interviews will have the option to be conducted over the phone or through Skype - so you do not necessarily need to be in the location listed.

How to Express Interest

Read through the opportunities below that pertain to you. You MAY express interest in more than one opportunity and are, in fact, encouraged to do so if other opportunities are of interest to you and feasible for you to do. This will increase your chances of being matched.  To apply, fill out the student on-line form here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 3 at 5pm

Students will be matched largely on a “first come, first served” basis.

If you have questions regarding the summer networking program, please contact Sue Casson, Director of Career Development and Services at smcasson@syr.edu or 315.443.3150.

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Job Shadow Opportunities
(sorted by locations)



 

CALIFORNIA

ABC (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title: Publicity Director
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to assist any A&S student interested in television and media.

Kushner-Locke Company (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title: Co-CEO
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to talk to any student interested in the movie industry.

Lenox Advisors (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title: Managing Director
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with a student interested in insurance or financial planning.

Madjack Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title: CEO
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in helping students interested in writing and production.

 

CONNECTICUT

Otis Elevator (Stamford, CT)

  • Title: Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/7 to 6/10 and 6/24
  • I introduce new ideas for maximizing profit and client satisfaction. Manage portfolio of 700 elevators, equating to $3.2 million in revenue per year. Proactively communicate with 400 property managers and building owners. Leverage a minimum of 40 new business units per year via current and prospective clientele. Exceed annual sales plan requirement of $2.2 million in sales per year. Cultivate three new relationships per week to circulate my respectability and trustworthiness in the field. 
  • We can talk about basic sales role skills and expectations. Day to day responsibilities and meeting sales quota. Basic knowledge of elevators. Customer service do's and don'ts. 

DELAWARE

Nicole J Perefege Attorney at Law (New Castle, DE)

  • Title: Lawyer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentorship of students interested in Law or Intellectual Property – anyone with a science background would be good for this.

 

GEORGIA

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools (Atlanta, GA)

  • Title: Data Associate
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools operates 8 charter schools with almost 3,000 scholars in metro Atlanta. As a member of the Academic Support Team in the central office, my job is to implement the region’s assessment strategy and overall data strategy to improve college ready instruction. Holistically, my role is to serve as a resource for school-based staffs as they provide the best possible education for our scholars. That often includes creating tools and dashboards used by school teams and the regional executive team to track the health of our region. My main focus is academic achievement, but we also monitor other data points ranging from average daily student attendance to how satisfied teachers are with instructional coaching. The student can expect to learn how data is used to support schools. For those interested in public policy and education, I can share insight into what it is like working in a charter school setting where project management, relationship-building, and technical skills are all equally valuable. A student can expect to learn what it is like to work with a Team & Family in a mission-driven environment. As a member of the SU Alumni Club of Atlanta and the Generation Orange Leadership Council, I can share relevant experiences with current students about what helped me transition out of school and grow as a young professional in a new city.

 

 ILLINOIS

Electronic Arts – EA Sports (Chicago, IL)

  • Title: Brand Solutions Marketing, Manager, Global Brand Partnerships
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Sales support (pitching, and executing) custom content solutions, partnerships, and Media, in-and-around EA games.  Students will learn how we approach key brands - The power of gaming, and the market opportunity. How our audiences engage brands, and thus how we uncover opportunities in EA games, for brands to add value to those gamer's experiences.

PR Newswire, Imagination (Chicago, IL or New York)

  • Title: former Sr. Director of Accounts, Business Development Consultant, Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • At PR Newswire I was in Account Management and Business Development, at Imagination I managed Account Managers, a few key accounts, and worked on Business Development. We can talk about how to apply skills learned in A&S to PR, Marketing, BizDev, and the workplace.

YMCA of the USA (Chicago, IL)

  • Title: Senior Legal Counsel - Marketing & Intellectual Property
  • Job Shadow or Informational Interview
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6 to 6/8 and 6/14 to 6/24

 

 INDIANA

Indiana State Department of Heath (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Title: Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS) Epidemiologist and Program Manager
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except 6/8 to 6/10, 6/15 or 6/22
  • I work in the area of Public Health and am involved in a variety of activities within that realm. As the INVDRS epidemiologist and program manager, I  am in charge of data management and analysis for violent deaths in Indiana. I publish statewide and local reports. I also ensure that we meet grant requirements and evaluations per the CDC guidelines. I oversee data collection from multiple data sources, chair an advisory board composed of stakeholders, and co-chair a Midwest committee for the national violent death reporting system. 
  • The student would learn more about the interworking of a state agency, how federal grants are managed and evaluated, data management and analysis, and how challenges around collaborating with law enforcement and coroners are approached and handled. Anyone interested in public health, community health, or even social sciences would be a good match for learning more about what I do.

 

MARYLAND

ADG Creative (Columbia, MD)

  • Title: Art Director
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • As an art director, I help to establish the look/feel and overall design of any given project based on the client's need and messaging that is most appropriate for the clients to meet their objectives. I work with other designers (often in a mentoring capacity) to develop solutions that solve communication problems. 
  • Shadowing/informational interviews at ADG would provide any student with a taste of marketing in the real world. Our team members include designers, marketing strategists, account executives, motion graphics specialists, and a full in-house software development team.

The Bozzuto Group (Greenbelt, MD)

  • Title: Business Development Specialist   
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I am now a part of our business development team which is the group responsible for capturing new business/ new clients looking for a management company for their high end apartment community's. Also includes doing research about real estate in new markets Bozzuto is entering.
  • Student can learn information about selling apartment homes in a leasing office setting, marketing within apartment/mixed-use community real estate industry, retail development, business development, skills that are useful to have for any job related to the categories mentioned previously, importance of internships, or anything not related to this and just general info about looking for a job, resume design, etc...

 

MASSACHUSETTS

athenahealth (Watertown, MA)

  • Title: Senior Associate - Corporate Development
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Weekdays 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Part of the Corporate Development team focused on the inorganic growth opportunities, executing the mergers and acquisitions / strategic partnerships strategy. Happy to discuss healthcare IT landscape, my role - M&A function w/ in corporate finance, professional background (prior exp. at Deutsche Bank in M&A group / FP&A at Eaton Corp), recruitment strategies, etc.

Boston Financial (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Managing Director
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentorship.

BR Alexander (Boston, MA)

  • Title: President/CEO
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Board chair of a couple of nonprofits, one that is based out in NYC – the Charles Hayden Foundation, the other is out in Massachusetts called Manomet.  Interested in helping out in mentorship, possible connection with his nonprofits, etc. 

Brookline Bancorp Inc. (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Chief Operations Officer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with students interested in banking.

Cantella & Co. Inc. (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Chief Financial Officer, Head Fixed Income Trader
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/20 to 6/24
  • Manage all financial aspects of the BD as well as head the trading and execution of fixed income products firm wide.  Students can expect to get a glimpse of how a broker dealer operates, as well as glimpse into trading in the fixed income markets.

Children's Hospital of Boston (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Genetic Counselor
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Students interested in research end of Health Care

Cresa (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Principal of Project Management
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • A full service commercial property company.  Interested in mentorship, possible internship.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6 to 6/20 and 6/22 to 6/24
  • My responsibilities include managing clinical trials within the Head & Neck team in the Medical Oncology department. Maintain regulatory paperwork and source documentation, manage all data input and outside queries, coordinate patient visits to ensure superb care and consistent research progress. Student can learn about options for meaningful experiences for pre-medical students during gap years, information on applying to medical school, realities of clinical research, clinical assisting, and non-profit work. 

Deloitte Consulting (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Business Consultant
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Right now I'm consulting a public sector client; my specific work is within project management. This involves working on project reporting, budgeting, staffing and overall coordination.  I can offer the student insight into life as a consultant at one of the "Big 4" as well as the transition from school to the working world. 

The Employee Engagement Group (Woburn, MA)

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I've recently taken a new position that represents a bit of a career change. I've moved from healthcare to organizational development, and am now working at a small firm that markets trainings and products in employee engagement.

Fidelity (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Director of Marketing
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentorship and would help students interested in a career in Fidelity across the country. 

The Grommet (Somerville, MA) – easily accessible on red line

  • Title: Business Development Associate
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except Wednesdays and 6/23
  • My job includes networking, market research, event coordination, account & project management, and managing corporate social responsibility. Students can learn about how to get into startups in Boston, What it's like working in a startup, How to market yourself to get into a "business" role if you aren't going for a "business" degree, How to customize/create your own role to fit your interests.

Healthcare Technology Management Consulting (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Consultant
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to meet with a student interested in consulting and/or start-ups.

Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Principal
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentorship of students interested in Law or Intellectual Property – anyone with a science background would be good for this.

Mesirow Financial (Boston, MA)

  • Title: SVP, Institutional Sales & Trading
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with a student interested in trading.

MullenLowe (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Assistant Media Planner
  • Availability: Thursday, June 16 or Friday, June 17
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • I help place ads on different mediums including TV, magazines, and digital platforms. I talk with clients, make presentations, do a lot of tasks related to billing processes, analyzing data, talking to reps, negotiating, and research. The student can expect to learn about  what it's like to come out of college, how I found my job, what it's like in Boston, and what it's like to work in media at an ad agency.

Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Partner
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

State Street Global Advisors (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Vice President, Sr. Relationship Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Would like to speak about how to make the transition from A&S to business. 

State Street Global Advisors (Boston, MA)

  • Title: VIce President and Senior Event Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

UMass Medical Center (Worcester, MA)

  • Title: Certificated Genetic Counselor
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6, 6/16 and morning of 6/12 and 6/19
  • I provide clinical genetic counseling in a prenatal, pediatric and oncology capacity. Ideally I could provide background on a potential career (genetic counseling) for a biology or psychology major looking for options after graduation. 

Wells Fargo Institutional Brokerage (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Vice President
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Students interested in Banking, Investing, Fixed Income, Trading.

WinnCompanies (Boston, MA)

  • Title: Chairman
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I’m a lawyer by trade but deal with a lot of commercial real estate development and transactions.

Worcester Superior Court (Worcester, MA)

  • Title: Senior Law Clerk to the Justices
  • Job Shadow
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I assist judges during all phases of both criminal and civil trials by researching statutes and case law, drafting decisions, or discussing rules of evidence.  When a party's lawyer files a motion, he or she is requesting that the court to do something, such as dismiss the a case or indictment or suppress evidence like a handgun. After the opposing party files a motion arguing why the court should reach the opposite result, I read both motions, look at the law, and draft a decision. 

 

NEW JERSEY

Envigo (Franklin Township, NJ)

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6 to 6/8; 6/13 to 6/16; or 6/22.
  • I recently transitioned out of the Lab Management role and into a Project Management role in Client services.  The student come on site and I could tour them around the facility briefly and then we could grab coffee or lunch in the cafeteria here.  It would probably be 1-2 hours max.  I could give them perspective on the functioning of a contract research organization (CRO) and how it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. In my current role I act as a liaison between the Client and field sales representative to ensure that the client’s needs are being met. I also keep a close watch on on-going studies to make sure that they are running smoothly and that the client is well informed about any potential issues or delays with their projects. In my previous role I managed a Biologics department that handled analytical assay development and production.  
  • In order to get access to our facility students would need to complete paperwork which authorizes a background check.

HABcore, Inc (Red Bank, NJ) –

A group home for adults with mental illnesses who would otherwise be homeless

  • Title: Residential Staff
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible most weekday evenings; job shadow on Saturday or Sunday evening from 4 pm to 10 pm.
  • In my role, I assist residents with activities of daily living, take care of the home environment, enforce rules and expectations, and communicate with residents' treatment teams about changes in behavior. It's a part time job while I'm in grad school that is in my field of social work, and while it doesn't require a degree, there are tons of opportunities to go above and beyond if you do have a degree. So I'd have a lot to share with students interested in learning about case work, mental illness, disabilities, and nonprofits.

Meadowlands Racetrack (East Rutherford, NJ)

  • Title: Television Host & Media Relations and Social Media Manager
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I wear many different hats in our organization. I work in the horse racing industry at the leading racetrack in our industry. I handle our media relations including writing press releases, reaching out to media, and pitching stories. In addition, I oversee our social media along with a colleague. In addition, as a BJ major and former television sportscaster, I serve as the TV host and handicapper for our nightly horse racing broadcasts that are distributed to national and international audiences. I also am a reporter on the CBS Sports Network's broadcasts of harness racing. Given the variety of roles I have, I can offer students a variety of experiences. They can see how I handle my television responsibilities during a night at the races. I can discuss media and social media from someone working in an industry that has lost almost all of its mainstream news coverage, but has re-marketed itself by embracing social media. I also have my background as a traditional news and sportscaster in local markets.

 

NEW YORK

32BJ SEIU (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Communications Specialist 
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible between 6/16 and 6/30
  • As a communications specialist for 32BJ, I am in charge of all of the internal and external messaging for three campaigns. I work with airport workers in the fight for $15 and a union and have been in charge of writing press releases and doing press outreach for national airport strikes and other events. For other campaigns I am in charge of crafting the messages that go out to union members, explaining the progress of their campaign and making sure they know about upcoming events.  The student can learn about the PR industry and the many types of jobs within it. I also used to be a reporter and I can talk to the student about the differences between doing PR and reporting news stories. Finally I am very active in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and I do PR work for various #BlackLivesMatter groups, so I can talk to a student about how to use communications skills outside of work and how to merge your personal issues with the work you do.

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Senior Social Publicist
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • My job includes creating organic brand partnerships between social influencers and clients. Specifically, I work on Canon, Kahlua, Jameson, and various other accounts. With Canon I work across many of their business groups with products ranging from large format printers to high-end, professional DSLR cameras. Students can expect to learn about 1) A better understanding of how PR, marketing, and social media function in the advertising industry. 2) The ever-evolving landscape and importance of word of mouth and how to work with talent in the form of social influencers.

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Manager, Insights & Planning
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/13 to 6/17 before 9 am or after 5:30 pm
  • My responsibilities include compiling insights about brands or consumers from social media listening, third party research and online focus groups to craft a story that answers one or multiple marketing research questions in order to inform better marketing strategies for brands. The student can learn how 360i answers questions from clients and strategy regarding the intersection between social media and overall consumer trends; How the Insights & Planning department works within an agency; How insights derived from research has informed campaigns created by 360i.

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Media Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except 6/13, 6/17, and 6/20
  • Media plan for the NBC Team – do Direct Response buying and drive app downloads for their networks apps. Work with multiple media partners, as well as work in social and search. Students can expect to learn about what a media planner does and what one in the industry does (typical day in the life).

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except 6/15 to 6/17
  • I’m an Account Manager, so basically I work as a liaison between the client and the rest of the agency. That meaning the client comes to us with a request, and we work to use and manage the agency resources to actually make it happen. I recently got shifted to work on Oxygen (the TV network), where specifically we do a lot of the social media and digital activations for their shows, which involves lots of client meetings and project management. Students can expect to learn about life in an ad agency, and life on different accounts. I’ve worked on Toyota, Checkers, Stella Artois, Anheuser Busch, and Oxygen so I’ve had a pretty wide variety of experience. Each is different with different ways of handling things. I can also help give a perspective on life in a traditional vs digital agency (I was previously at Saatchi LA where we did all traditional work for Toyota). If they’re interested in LA, I can also speak to life there and making the move!

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Project Manager and Producer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/7 to 6/9, 6/13 to 6/16, 6/20 to 6/23
  • I play an equal parts Project Manager and Producer, I manage timelines and resource requests as well as overseeing creative teams, project budgets, and advising on concept feasibility. A student can expect to learn what it looks like to navigate multiple departments and capabilities in an ad agency, how to interact and problem-solve with creative teams, and how to tackle timelines and quick decision-making on a rapidly changing brand.

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Account Manager – sometimes play part producer, manage clients and internal team, handle internal/external status/project management. The student can expect to learn what it’s like to start at an agency, especially coming from an internship. I’ve spoken to several students before about this important transition (and just from being a student to being in the “real world”), and would love to talk to other students!

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Paid Social Supervisor 
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except 6/6 and 6/14
  •  I oversee several accounts within our Paid Social team at 360i. We focus on executing media within the paid social sphere for a mix of branding to direct response clients. We can talk about my experience, how I got here, how they can get a job,

Anchorage Capital Group (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Human Resources Coordinator
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • The student can expect to learn about the world of recruiting, how they can be a competitive applicant, interview/resume tips, and anything else they would like to know about getting a job that I can help answer. I would also love to help students identify what they would like to do upon graduation and speaking about different career paths.

Avison Young (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Principal
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to help out any way he can with mentorship, job shadowing, etc.  Avison Young is a commercial real estate company that deals with all things commercial (development, leasing, management, etc).

AXIS Insurance (New York City, NY)

  • Title: CEO
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentoring but travels a lot.

AXIS Insurance (New York City, NY)

  • Title: EVP
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentoring. 

Block, Colucci, Spellman & Peller, LLP (Albany and Adirondacks, NY)

  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

Citi Habitats (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I rent clients apartments in Manhattan and in Brooklyn; I provide customer service, post ads online, bring clients on tours of apartments, sign leases, etc. The student can expect to learn the ups and downs of the real estate game! And also my experience in getting to where I am at this level

City Council for Albany (Albany, NY)

  • Title: Retired Comptroller and City Council 
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

CPW Dentistry (New York City, NY)

  • Title: General Dentist
  • Job Shadow
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6 to 6/8 and 6/21 to 6/24
  • I am a general dentist on the Upper West Side. The student can learn about everything leading up to dental school and what happens thereafter. 

Droga5 (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Associate Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except 6/10
  • I manage advertising campaigns from a mere idea to the final creative execution by working with clients, internal teams (strategy, creative, production, project management, design, business affairs, legal, etc), and partner companies. My role is a lot of problem solving, managing people, prioritization, and knowing anything and everything happening on a campaign. Student can learn about how an advertising agency functions, what an account person does, and how an advertising campaign comes to life.

The Durst Organization (New York City, NY)

  • Title: COO
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to meet with students interested in commercial and residential real estate.

ESCOT (Albany, NY)

  • Title: Executive Director
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • ESCOT is a super small nonprofit, but a national organization.  Also had an extensive career in archives, museums, etc and has lots of connections in Albany.  Interested in internship and mentorship.

FingerPaint Marketing (Saratoga Springs, NY)

  • Title: Owner
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in Startups, entrepreneurship, marketing.  Possible transition from A&S to business.

Gramercy Communications (Troy, NY)

  • Title: President and CEO
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentorship and internships.  Also starting a tech incubator out in Troy call the Troy Innovation Garage.

Harlem Hospital Center (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Doctor
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with students considering a career in medicine.

The Harnisch Foundation (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Senior Communications Strategist
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I'll be able to give perspective on working in communications/marketing at a non-profit, agency, and foundation.

Indeed.com (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Account Manager
  • Job Shadow
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • My responsibilities include managing, assisting and growing advertisers that sponsor their job postings on Indeed.com. Student can learn about a little tech, a little customer service and a little sales.

International Flavors & Fragrances (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Perfumery Lab Technician
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6 to 6/20
  • Learn how to accurately measure raw chemicals for the compounding of experimental, fragrance formulae on a gram scale; properly label and store formulated experiments; prepare evaluation samples using variations of alcohol solutions and base percentages; and retrieve, label and store raw chemicals within laboratory vicinity; liquid and solid.  Learn what actions are taken prior to the production of fine fragrance and beauty care products.

J. Strategies Inc. (Albany, NY)

  • Title: Vice President
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in Lobbying, Looking for someone that can hit the ground running and can write.

Johnna Gottlieb Consulting (New York City, NY)

  • Title: talent manager and consultant 
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • She is self-employed and is a talent manager and consultant for Voice over actors – (think of the “In a world…” promos, etc.). She would be willing to help students interested in this niche field of the entertainment industry, or in the entertainment industry as a whole.

Justworks (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Account Executive
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • My core responsibility is to prospect new clients to utilize our human resource management tool. I am cold calling and taking inbound calls and then informing the prospect further about the tool, and then providing them with the proper information for them to make an educated decision about whether this toll is right for their business. The student can learn what it is like to work at a start up company, What type of skills are required for a sales position, How to build your network amongst your peers and professional community, what is needed to get ready to begin your professional career.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Session Assistant
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • My job includes liason between MD and Patients in outpatient setting (health care administration) Coordination of care during Cancer diagnosis through treatment. The student can learn about administrative expectations in a medical setting, balancing work with taking classes for medical school and other clinical roles, interacting with clinicians and patients in the medical setting, opportunities for gap year between undergrad and med school/graduate school.

Moody's (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Senior Financial Data Associate
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6, 6/10 to 6/12, 6/17 to 6/18, and 6/20
  • Currently, I work within the global middle office at Moody's, where my department specializes in credit estimates from collateral managers in the middle market sector. We review and oversee the process of a credit estimate from start to finish from reviewing the financials and legal documents submitted to delivering the ratings/outcomes. A huge portion of the day-to-day is communicating with clients, however there is also reporting involved for senior management and completing ad-hoc requests from internal lines of businesses.
  • Student can expect to learn what it's like working for a credit ratings agency (competitors include Standard & Poor, Fitch Ratings), things to know when adjusting to the corporate culture/lifestyle, how to transition into your first job out of college and how to manage client/employer expectations

Mount Sinai Health System (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Management Analyst Clinical Operations
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • My job includes project management, project implementation, process improvement. Students can expect to learn the following things: 1)An introduction to the role. 2)Different opportunities in healthcare management. 3)The reasoning behind why I switched from pursuing the clinical side of healthcare and went into healthcare business. 4)An introduction to  Microsoft Project and Visio.

NY Presbyterian Hospital (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Physician Assistant
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • We can discuss P.A. school, applying process, my current role as a P.A. 

Otsego County Courts (Cooperstown, NY)

  • Title: Attorney
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Attorney for a Judge in a high volume court that handles nearly every type of litigation that can be filed in a NY court. The student can learn how the court system operates with direct interaction with key figures including representatives Department of Social Services, probation, law enforcement and other attorneys. Students are free to ask for specific guidance about careers in the legal profession. 

Peacock Media, LLC (Syracuse, NY)

  • Title: CEO/Founder
  • Job Shadow Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible. 
  • Some cool events happening in June:  June 2 - StartFast Code Bootcamp launches at Syracuse CoWorks; June 16 - We are organizing a Tech Talk with The Tech Garden to recap the realities of the startup world as seen in HBO's series, Silicon Valley - this is a tentative date/plan; June 9 - UVANY is holding a Clean Tech event in Utica at the new thINCubator space; June 10 - The Business Incubator Association (BIANYS) will follow up with another event at thINCubator
  • As a communications specialist and community builder for Upstate NY's startup scene, I've made a living sharing stories about everything startup related, from early-stage startups in need of funding and mentorship, to the growth of angel investment funds in our region. Is there a new incubator, coding school or accelerator popping up? Let's find out and promote their journey! The student can learn about how awesome Upstate New York is for launching and growing your startup ideas. There are tons of resources available.
  • Peacock Media is a content creation firm that specializes in multimedia storytelling. Using social media marketing, search engine optimization, blogging, website design and whatever other tricks we can pull from our sleeves, we help businesses attract attention online. 

The Posse Foundation (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Trainer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • I am a youth facilitator and mentor to groups of young leaders. I co-facilitate workshops around issues of identity and cultural diversity, manage and support faculty mentors on campuses, and travel to campuses twice a year to support on-campus scholars, and once a year to facilitate and assist immersive retreats around diversity and inclusion on campus. The role is incredibly dynamic and hard to capture in a few words! I would be happy to share any insight on finding a fitting job in non-profits and the challenges and joys of my role, and the roles I have had over the last 2 years in non-profits in New York City. 

PricewaterhouseCoopers (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Risk Assurance Marketing & Sales Associate
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/9, 6/10, 6/13, 6/16, and 6/17
  • I help facilitate all aspects of marketing and sales for different practices in PwC including website edits, event planning/implementation, building marketing collateral, digital marketing, etc. The student can expect to learn the basics of joining a big name institution, on boarding advice, make a meaningful connection, learn about the job hunting process, and more.

The Princeton Review (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Marketing Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  All except 6/13 to 6/17
  • I am in charge of marketing for The Princeton Review. I send email campaigns, create ads, decide ad placements and write emails. Students can learn about what a marketing manager does, how The Princeton Review operates, networking/job hunting advice.

Romper / Bustle (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Lifestyle Editor 
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/6 to 6/9, 6/13 to 6/17, 6/20 to 6/24
  • My job includes write and edit content for Romper's lifestyle vertical, with topics ranging from fashion and beauty to food and health to sex and relationships. Oversee a network of freelance writers. Collaborate with other editors on content. Students can learn about the ins and outs of online publications. What it's like to launch, work for, and run a start up site. 

S+ (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Creative Marketing Director and Strategy Consultant
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Student can expect to learn about the arts, creative industry, and PR and branding opportunities.

S&P Capital IQ (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Managing Director
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Student can expect to learn about capital markets.

The Salvation Army, Empire State Division (Syracuse, NY)

  • Title: Special Events Manager
  • Availability: June 13th to June 24th
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • I develop all of the major events for The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services with the intent to package those events so other area services can execute them easily throughout the division, to increase donor experience and fundraising efforts. 

Sanders Ortoli Vaughn-Flam Rosenstadt LLP (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Attorney
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to  meet with students interested in law, particularly those interested in managing a small law firm.  I received my degree in English and then went to law school.

Sirota Public Relations (New York City, NY)

  • Title: CEO
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • It’s a small shop but willing to mentor, job shadow, take interns etc.

Strange Loop Music (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Owner 
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • As the owner of  my own music company I am very knowledgeable of the industry and worked for 10+ years from small to major labels. I would be interested in meeting with any student interested in the music industry.

Terakeet  (Syracuse, NY)

  • Title: Brand Strategist
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Tuesday’s 10 am to 1 pm; Wednesday’s 10 am to 11 am or 1 pm; Thursday’s 10 am to 1 pm
  • Discover digital marketing opportunities in-line with the implementation and management of email marketing campaigns on behalf of 4 clients simultaneously, to achieve contractual key performance indicators. Learn about Company culture, service offering, digital marketing specifics

UBS Investment Bank (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Associate
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Work in the structured products area of Wealth Management at the bank.

United States District Court (Utica, NY)

  • Title: Law Clerk
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • My job includes draft legal opinions and orders; research legal issues and prepare bench memoranda in advance of oral argument; compose jury instructions and verdict forms. The student can expect to learn about applying to law schools, the rigors of law school, studying for the bar exam, different career paths in the legal field, the federal court system, the role of a law clerk, the role of a judge.

University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY )

  • Title: Senior Programmer/Analyst Bioinformatician
  • Afternoon Job Shadow
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  6/8, 6/15, 6/22 – 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Analyze next generation sequencing data (e.g RNA-seq and ChIP-Seq) to understand the transcriptomic and epigenetic control mechanisms in place during blood development within the mouse and human system. I use and develop computer programs to address biological questions asked by principle investigators and other researchers in our labs. I also work routinely with grad students and post docs.I can provide a brief introduction to working in the Linux OS and the R statistical environment. In addition, we can go over data formats and structures. I can walk them through a typical analysis and show them the type of results I generate and we can discuss what these results mean biologically. We can also discuss the challenges in the field and why it is rapidly becoming very popular among the scientific community. 

University of Saskatchewan and UPenn (Slingerlands, New York)

  • Title: Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Students interested in prelaw, academia, human rights, etc.

Wellpoint (Schenectady, NY)

  • Title: Implementation coordinator
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in preadmission alumni interviews.

Widewaters Group (Syracuse, NY)

  • Title: Associate In-house Attorney
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I am an associate in-house attorney for a privately held company that develops and manages real estate (widewaters.com). I prepare leases, corporate documents, negotiate contracts, help with collections, advise on human resources and lastly, I'm a problem solver.  I can offer tips on how to approach entering grad school, how to enter the work force and how to prepare for being an adult.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Professor of Pediatrics
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Would help students in any capacity interested in medicine, including Co-Ops.

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Would be interested in mentorship of students interested in Research; possible co-op.

FDA (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Chemist
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I'm currently a chemist with the FDA but has an extensive career in research, specifically in pharmaceuticals. I would LOVE to mentor a student interested in research (biology and chemistry would be appropriate).  

Fulton Mortgage Company. (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Sr. Vice President
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Involved with the sales end of Commercial and Real Estate Development with Fulton Mortgage Company.  Interested in providing mentorship, speaking to students, speaking to prospective students, internship (through the bank).

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC/ Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Senior Corporate Counsel and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

McCabe Weisberg Conway (Collegeville, PA)

  • Title: Lawyer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

Rosenthal Lurie LLC (Exton, PA)

  • Title: Lawyer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

Self-employed (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Podiatrist
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Would be willing to mentor students in premed.

St. Joe’s Prep (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Title: Director of Admission
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • He had a career working as an aide to an advisor with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and was also an actor for a number of theater productions. Ended up being a Managing Director for Act II theatre in Philly before his current position. He would love to mentor anyone interested in Theater, nonprofit management, politics, high school admin.

 

TEXAS

Austin Independent School District (Austin, TX)

  • Title: M.A. CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I work as a speech language pathologist in the public school sector. I provide speech/language services for students who qualify to receive services. My caseload (students that I serve) include students who need intervention to improve their articulation skills, expressive/receptive language skills, and social pragmatic skills. I serve students who are typically developing and students with various needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Learning Disability, etc. The student will be able to interview me to learn about a speech pathologist's job responsibilities in the different settings including school, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. The student may learn about the educational and clinical process of becoming a speech pathologist.  

 

UTAH

Fine Art Jewelry Store (Logan, UT)

  • Title: Owner
  • Job Shadow
  • Dates available between June 13th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with students interested in jewelry history.  Student will also learn about running a small business, jewelry making, art history.

 

VIRGINIA

Firefighter and retired Deacon (Richmond, VA)

  • Title: Firefighter and retired Deacon
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with students interested in becoming a Deacon and/or a firefighter.

TD Bank (Vienna, VA)

  • Title: VP of Government Contractor Lending
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Willing to meet with students interested in banking.

 

WASHINGTON DC

American Express (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Manager Account Development
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm
  • I am a Account Development Manager in the Global Corporate Payments Group for American Express. I manage the Corporate Card Programs for 16 Clients, each with Corporate Revenues of $500M+. These clients have existing, strategic relationships with Amex. I help grow both their Corporate Card (Travel & Entertainment) programs as well as service their B2B (Business to Business) payments solutions needs. This includes Purchasing Cards, as well as non plastic e-payments solutions proprietary to Amex.  Students could learn about today's Procure to Pay process in Large Market companies; learn about Cash Management and its relation to business development and growth; and learn about the Treasury/Accounting/AP/Procurement roles at a large company. I also spent 8 years at a Real Estate Developer in NYC, which ultimately led me to this role, in a Treasury/Cash Management position. American Express is a huge company, and I'm fortunate to be exposed to multiple different facets daily, be it Contracts, the GCO's office, our Deal Pricing or Analytics Group.

American University Washington College of Law (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Student
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • I am currently in law school at American University Washington College of Law in DC. I am also interning doing White Collar prosecution this semester.  This coming summer I will be a summer associate in a law firm downtown.

Ampersand Strategies LLC (Washington, DC)

  • Title: President
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

Office of Congressman Steve Israel (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Chief of Staff House of Representatives
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible

US Court of Appeals (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Senior Staff Attorney
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available between June 6th and June 24th:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with students interested in pursuing a law degree.

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Contact Information

Sue Casson
smcasson@syr.edu
(315) 443-3150