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Summer Networking Opportunities Extended

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

Jun 15, 2016 | Article by: News Staff


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Due to the popularity of the program and the enthusiastic response from alumni, The College of Arts and Sciences has extended its summer networking program through June 24, and in some cases, beyond. 

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 throughout the summer, 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.

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

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.  For more information and to apply, 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

 AccuSpeech  (Irvine, CA)

  • Title:  President, CEO
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in business, start-ups

Creative Projects  (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title:  Executive Director
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in nonprofits, arts

Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP  (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title:  Director of Marketing
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in marketing

Morgan Stanley (Beverly Hills, CA)

  • Title: Executive Director, Private Wealth Advisor
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in business, wealth management, economics

University of California, Education Abroad Program (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title:  Associate Vice Provost
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in Liberal Arts, China, Abroad Programs, Higher Education

US International Media  (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Title:  EVP
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in Diverse Populations, Marketing

CONNECTICUT

 Otis Elevator (Stamford, CT)

  • Title: Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Date available: 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.
  • 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

Attorney at Law (New Castle, DE)

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

FLORIDA

Student - pursuing a post grad program at Miami Ad School in Art Direction.

  • Informational Interview Coffee Chat
  • June 10th – June 22nd
  • I will start an internship as part of my program in July with McCann World Group as an Art Director.
  • I also do freelance work and just until a few ago I was a designer for a start up cosmetics company. 
  • Here is a link to my website www.dortaduquedesigns.com
  • As a designer and a person emerged in the advertising world I've been taught a lot about building my own brand. I could give the student tips on this, a lot of jobs today require a website to showcase your work, from art to writing and anything in between. I think I could give them advice on how they can better their image online to show the best of them to potential employers.

ILLINOIS

Electronic Arts – EA Sports (Chicago, IL)

  • Title: Brand Solutions Marketing, Manager, Global Brand Partnerships
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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.

INDIANA

Indiana State Department of Health (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:  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:  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:  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.

The Employee Engagement Group (Woburn, MA)

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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.

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.

NEW JERSEY

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:  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.
  • I have a lot to share with students interested in learning about case work, mental illness, disabilities, and nonprofits.

Sanofi  (Bridgewater, NJ)

  • Title: Senior Director Patent Litigation      
  • Available the afternoons of June 9, 16 or 24 in Bridgewater, NJ.
  • Informational Interview / Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • I manage pharmaceutical/biologic patent litigation and the student can learn about the path to becoming a patent litigation lawyer.

NEW YORK

360i (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Account Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates: 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: 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 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.

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

  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible

FingerPaint Marketing (Saratoga Springs, NY)

  • Title: Owner
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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:  Flexible
  • Interested in mentorship and internships. 
  • Also starting a tech incubator out in Troy call the Troy Innovation Garage.

Harrison and Star (New York City, NY)

  • Title:  Account Manager
  • Job Shadow / Informational Interview / Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Great company with positions in all departments – art, copy, account services, project management – work with a lot of the pharmaceutical companies.

Monte Nido & Affiliates - eating disorder treatment (New York City, NY)

  • Title: LMSW/Primary Therapist
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • As a Primary Therapist with Monte Nido in our Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, my main role is to act as clients' main therapeutic caregiver as they transition from residential eating disorder treatment and reintegrate into their lives or seek out this level of care as an opportunity to remain out of residential care while intensively working on their eating disorders.
  • A student interested in mental health, social work or eating disorders can expect to learn about my process of choosing a graduate program, starting my career as a Mental Health Worker in the eating disorder field and being promoted to Primary Therapist and receive answers to any questions they might have about my career, therapy, eating disorders and how to move up the ladder in the mental health care system.

Mount Sinai Health System (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Management Analyst Clinical Operations
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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.

Otsego County Courts (Cooperstown, NY)

  • Title: Attorney
  • Job Shadow/Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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:  Flexible.
  • 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.
  • 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 Princeton Review (New York City, NY)

  • Title: Marketing Manager
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates available:  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.

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.

Widewaters Group (Syracuse, NY)

  • Title: Associate In-house Attorney
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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:  Flexible
  • Would help students in any capacity interested in medicine, including Co-Ops.

VIRGINIA

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce  (Alexandria, VA)

  • Title:  Vice President, Marketing & Events
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in Marketing, Events, or Business

Firefighter and retired Deacon (Richmond, VA)

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

Fix Media Group (Alexandria, VA)

  • Title: Chief Marketing Officer
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Interested in Marketing

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.

TEXAS

Austin Independent School District (Austin, TX)

  • Title: M.A. CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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) includes 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. 

WASHINGTON DC

American University Washington College of Law (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Student
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  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:  Flexible

Business Roundtable (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  SVP
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in business, politics, lobbying

The Chandler Law Firm, LLC  (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  Managing Member
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in pre-law

Chemonics International Inc. (Washington, DC and Turkey)

  • Title: Senior Vice President
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in abroad, working with developing countries

Department of Defense  (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  Chief of Staff
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in national security, government

Meridian Hill Strategies  (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  Vice President
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in research, writing, or public relations

National Partnership for Women & Families (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  Chief of Staff
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in nonprofits, women issues

NGP Van (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  VP, Human Resources and Operations
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in Human Resources, Nonprofit Operations, Liberal Issues, Political Fundraising

Office of Congressman Steve Israel (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Chief of Staff House of Representatives
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible

The Real Estate Round Table  (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  Senior Vice President & Counsel
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in government, lobbying, or real estate

Steptoe and Johnson, LLP

  • Title:  Partner
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in pre-law

US Court of Appeals (Washington, DC)

  • Title: Senior Staff Attorney
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Interested in meeting with students interested in pursuing a law degree.

Vital Voices Global Partnership (Washington, DC)

  • Title:  Retired, VP, Development & Engagement
  • Informational Interview/Coffee Chat
  • Dates:  Flexible
  • Students interested in Women in Leadership, Politics, Nonprofits, Women causes.

 


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Contact Information

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