Myths vs. Facts: The Truth About Women in STEM

Happy Women’s History Month! MYTH #1: Women aren’t interested in engineering. Fact: Women are interested in engineering but there are stereotypes hindering them from developing this interest. Significant gender differences begin to emerge around middle school when girls report that they don’t feel as confident in their STEM abilities compared to their male counterparts. PrevalentContinue reading “Myths vs. Facts: The Truth About Women in STEM”

Financial Advisor: A Noble Profession, Indeed

Noble : (nō-bəl) – having, showing, or coming from personal qualities that people admire  A Wall Street Journal article published this week titled “I Don’t Have a Job.  I Have a Higher Calling,” stated that young workers want to make a difference in addition to a paycheck; they are demanding more meaning and purpose fromContinue reading “Financial Advisor: A Noble Profession, Indeed”

Throwback Thursday: Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair 2013

Heading to the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair tonight 2/26 6-9pm? Here’s a recap of the event in 2013!  The Women’s Foreign Policy Group 2013 Mentoring Fair brought together dozens of foreign policy professionals and NYU students for a night of quick but critical insights to the field. Even WFPG’s president, Patricia Ellis, participatedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair 2013”

Industry Insights: Management and Human Capital Consulting

  Four years ago, after I finished my undergraduate degree, I did not know anything about consulting. My interest in consulting came about from a rather serendipitous encounter. After struggling with the routine work of auditing for almost a year, I was introduced to consulting by a friend. She encouraged me to apply to AccentureContinue reading “Industry Insights: Management and Human Capital Consulting”

Myths vs. Facts: The Truth About Landing a Job in STEM

Myths vs. Facts! Breaking down the common misconceptions, urban legends, and false facts around landing a job in STEM fields! MYTH #1: There are only Engineering jobs for Computer Science majors. Fact: Two of the fastest-growing engineering fields, industrial engineering and petroleum engineering, staff two of the largest proportions of older workers. In both, 25%Continue reading “Myths vs. Facts: The Truth About Landing a Job in STEM”

Student Perspective: Networking Tips for the Engineering & Technology Career Fair

When granted only 3-5 minutes of an HR professional’s time, don’t waste it. Being intentional in your conversation with such a brief allotment of time is essential, and most people love a straight-shooter. In these nerve-wracking instances it’s extremely natural to start discussing yourself, what you’re studying, why you came here to study it, andContinue reading “Student Perspective: Networking Tips for the Engineering & Technology Career Fair”

Secrets to Successful Networking: Building a Personal Brand

Secrets to Successful Networking: Building a Personal Brand By Andy C. Ng (Wasserman Peer in Career)  During one of the city’s frigid, torrential downpours, I found myself with an old friend at The Bean in the East Village – try their dirty chai latte, you’ll become an addict, I swear. Catching up about our winterContinue reading “Secrets to Successful Networking: Building a Personal Brand”

Myths vs. Facts! The Truth About Landing a Job in Finance, Business, or Consulting

Myths vs. Facts! Breaking down the common misconceptions, urban legends and false facts around landing a job in the Finance, Business, or Consulting industries. Myth: Only business students can work on Wall Street. Fact: Many liberal arts students have successful careers on Wall Street.  However, as a liberal arts student, you will need to build yourContinue reading “Myths vs. Facts! The Truth About Landing a Job in Finance, Business, or Consulting”

How Different Job Positions Prepare You: From Librarian to Volunteer to Museum Docent

Volunteer Combines Experience as a Librarian, Museum Docent 16:37 pm / By JFriedman in From the Museum For Candace Stuart, who has worked as a volunteer in the museum’s Docent program, her curiosity about 9/11 began right after that tragic day. Working as a news librarian for ABC News at the time, she cites her research on the events ofContinue reading “How Different Job Positions Prepare You: From Librarian to Volunteer to Museum Docent”

Career Tips to Beat the Winter Break Blues

Unless you’re that lucky NYU student who spends winter break traversing the streets of Paris, jet skiing in the Caribbean, or even staying busy with J-term, it may just be that time of year again.  The time of year where the initial Netflix binge begins to slow, meals from the holidays are finally finishing digestion,Continue reading “Career Tips to Beat the Winter Break Blues”