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Barnard Career Development Elliott Hall, 2nd Floor PHONE NUMBER:

212 854-2033 EMAIL: STAFF Robert Earl, Jr. Director Alexandra Nestoras Senior Associate Director Won Kang Associate Director / Student Employment Rachel Tannenbaum Associate Director Valerie Chow Program Director / Internship Programs & Civic Engagement Purnima Taylor Program Director / Employer Relations & Campus Recruitment Sarah Noel Alumnae Counselor Katherine Hendry Assistant Director Halle Kiefer Career Resources Assistant Hiraida Crespo Office Assistant Bruce Ross Administrative Assistant Genise Reid Student Employment Assistant

Career Connections WOMEN HELPING WOMEN: A BARNARD TRADITION The Barnard community of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae is rich with tradition. Some have been around for decades and some—like the Big Sub—have only started in the past decade. One tradition that is alive and well is that of Barnard women helping one another. R.A.'s, peer career advisors, Well Women, writing fellows, study groups — there are many ways to help or get help from other students. This year, the Career Development office has opened a new door for alumnae to help students: The Alumnae to Student Mentoring Program pairs 60 students with alumnae from industries including education, nonprofit, business, government, communications … and the list goes on. You will follow several paths in your career as a student at Barnard, and after you graduate. The relationship you build with a mentor can launch your career, help you focus your strengths, and provide you guidance along the way. Cultivating Relationships I graduated from Barnard nine years ago, and in that time I have cultivated relationships with many people who act as mentors to me —my supervisors, colleagues, and people I admire. As you intern, look for people who make you feel inspired or who hold positions you want to learn more about. Show that you are smart, ambitious, and hard-working and your internship supervisor or others in the office could take notice and ask you what you would like to do after Barnard. Almost everyone likes to talk about themselves and to be asked for advice. What path did they take to get there? How do they stay balanced? Did they go to graduate school? If they have the time spare, they probably won't mind an invitation to coffee. Don't be afraid to ask. You never know who is willing to help. A Mentoring Success Story As a Barnard senior, I had the chance to meet an alumna who had established a town and become its mayor. After meeting her, I followed up by email and got to know her. When it came time for me to write an important speech, I turned to her as I struggled with the introduction. She asked me a few key questions and suggested an opening line that transformed my speech. Afterwards, I sent her a thank you note and a copy of the speech. We have remained close and from time to time she offers me advice. I know I can turn to her for guidance on any decision. I often wondered why she was willing to give me so much time and attention, and I realize now that mentoring relationships are mutually beneficial. She can feel good about helping me, and also knows I will be happy to lend my perspective to any question she may have. More than anything, she taught me the importance of continuing the Barnard tradition. Alumnae know that the world needs Barnard women and there are 33,000 of us out there waiting to open the door for you, the next generation. Submitted by: Erin Fredrick '01, Director of Alumnae Affairs


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TEN TIPS ON MENTORING What’s in it for me? 1. By providing honest and constructive feedback, a mentor will help you develop self-awareness and challenge you to grow. 2. A mentor has the potential to introduce you to movers and shakers within an industry, as well as those in the know who posses the ability to hire. 3. A mentor can help their mentee make connections between theories read in books and real-world applications of those theories in the workplace. 4. Job titles tell you who has authority at any given organization, but a mentor can tell you who has the power. Politics are a part of any organization, and missteps can be costly; a mentor can help you navigate the bureaucracy. 5. A mentor teaches you faster than you can teach yourself and can teach you the tricks of the trade. The stories and guidance they provide give you the benefit of understanding the world before you experience it. What should I look for in a mentor? 6. A mentor should have experience in the industry in which you hope to work. Consider your goals before choosing a mentor.

BE YOUR OWN MENTOR: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success BY: Sheila Wellington and Catalyst

Gain valuable mentoring advice, from successful career women, on how to devise a short-term and long-term career strategy, gain visibility in the workplace, negotiate salary and much more. Available in the Career Development Library, 2nd floor of Elliott Hall!

7. Think about the characteristics you admire and hope to nurture in yourself. What skills would you like to gain from a mentor? Then find a person to match what you are seeking.

I found a mentor, now what do I do? 8. Talk with your mentor about mutual expectations. – Go over what you want from the mentoring relationship and how it will work, what it will look like, and how often you will communicate. 9. Set up defined meeting times. – This may include monthly meetings, regular e-mails or phone contacts. Your meetings can be in the workplace, over a meal or coffee. “Meet” any way you can! 10. Job-shadow. – Office visits, where you can gain an inside perspective on what someone in your industry of interest does on a daily basis and meet colleagues, are integral. Sources: Quintessential Careers Health Careers The Ladders


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Tip of the Month: Think ahead.


Tamara Briner Lindiwe Gararirimo Lily Icangelo Ellen Liu

When it comes to your career, the best advice is to think ahead. This is especially helpful for the highly dreaded prospect of the looming summer internship or what you’ll be doing after graduation. Even if you currently work or intern, many career experts agree that sometimes the best time to look for a new career opportunity is when you still feel comfortable in your old one. Ask your supervisor if there will be positions available for next semester or even the summer, if you’re interested in staying. If not, you can start looking for new positions now by coming into Career Development or visiting the next job fair. Remember, there’s always room for professional growth, don’t be afraid to ask around and network yourself.

Career Development Fun Fact Don’t always trust what you read online! While the internet may seem easier to navigate, the office of Career Development has a whole library of books with accurate descriptions of jobs, internships, and anything else career related.

Roya Nazarian Dilruba Parveen Jacqueline (Jackie) Rossiter Michelle Yip Margaret Yukins DROP-IN HOURS Peer Career Advisors Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM Friday 10 AM - 4 PM Source:

Did You Know? The Career Development office is now open until 9 PM from Monday through Thursday and until 4 PM on Friday? Stop by to get your resume read over, or some help with a quick job search. The office is here for you, take advantage of that!


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LOOKING FOR AN INTERNSHIP? In addition to NACElink, you have access to and, two online resources with hundreds of different internships organized by industry and state. For information on how to access both databases, log into NACElink and look under the Announcement-Internship Resources, on the home page. INFORMATION: Log into


FEATURED INTERNSHIPS For these and other great opportunities, check out NACElink at MTV Networks – Intern. Gain exposure to all levels of MTV Networks. MTV Networks embraces differences and actively creates and maintains an inclusive environment. Office of Manhattan Borough President – Communications Intern. Intern will help drive policy agenda and community-based initiatives by assisting in media strategy to inform the public, engage media, and communicate with stakeholders in and outside of government. BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange – Fundraising/Event Planning Intern. Assist the Managing Director of this non-profit performing arts center. Duties include recruitment and management of volunteers, solicitation of donations, outreach, event management, and tracking donations. Surface Magazine – Editorial Intern. New York-based architecture, design, and fashion bi-monthly, seeks an undergraduate student with good research, reporting, and writing skills. A strong background in editing and/ or writing is required; journalism and English majors are preferred. Chapin Hill Advisors – Investment Advisory & Financial Planning Intern. Boutique firm is looking for a part-time intern. The firm executes financial plans for all types of clients, and as an investment advisory firm, manages assets for high net-worth individuals, non-profits and business owners. El Museo del Barrio – Communications and Public Relations Intern. Assist in identifying target media outlets and updating/organizing media contacts. Projects include developing systems and schedules, processing media coverage; helping run press previews and host visiting journalists; assisting with editing assignments; offering creative input in pitches; and pitching to press. Brennan Center for Justice – Spring 2011 Undergraduate Internship. Seeking part-time interns to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in our Development, Communications, Finance & Operations, Democracy, and Justice Departments. World Policy Institute – Editorial Intern. Offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain experience in policy research and advocacy on international issues by assisting with the production of the World Policy Journal, conducting research, and assisting with a variety of tasks. Chinatown Youth Initiatives – CLP Language Teacher. Recent Barnard graduate is looking for interns dedicated to the promotion of literacy. Work closely with high school coordinators/staff to develop curriculum and build the program. Prepare lessons for and teach English to fifteen to twenty-five adult students in a classroom session every week.


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TOW FOUNDATION SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND Career Development is pleased to announce the establishment of the Tow Foundation Special Professional Opportunities Fund. This fund provides support for Barnard student activities to further a career in a chosen field, including conference registrations and/or travel or professional association memberships. Eligibility:

GET VOLUNTEER AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT-RELATED INTERNSHIP AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR E-MAIL! Please go to nycceplistserv to sign up for the Barnard College New York City Civic Engagement Program email listserv. You will receive weekly announcements of newly posted civic engagementrelated opportunities.

All students, except those who are currently or were previously recipients of Tow Fellowships, are eligible to apply for this grant. Selection Criteria:

Students should demonstrate the connection between the proposed professional association membership or professional development event and their career development goals. The selection committee will also consider the professional presentation of the applicant’s résumé and essay, as well as the quality of the proposed professional association membership or professional development event. Application Instructions:

The application form is available on the Barnard NACElink (Go to the “Documents” tab and click on “eLibrary”). Students should submit completed applications, along with copies of their résumés, via NACElink. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of grant decisions via e-mail within 10 business days of their application date. QUESTIONS: Contact us at 212-854-2033 or

EMPLOYER FOCUS Experience a Leading Beauty Company in the World's Greatest City L'Oréal invites you to discover the world of brand management, corporate finance, and sales at our annual internship recruitment weekends. Over the course of the weekend you will have the chance to network with senior L’Oréal executives, participate in a business case challenge, and interview for a position in the 2011 summer internship program. Application Process & Timeline: 1. Registration deadline is Monday, 11/15 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. 2. Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified by 12/6 of decision. 3. Applicants must commit to be available on Friday, 2/11 and Saturday, 2/13 for events and travel. INFORMATION: Visit NACELink at


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RACHEL’S CORNER The Gap Year and Things to Consider Many students are deciding what do to upon graduation—and for many, choosing the less traditional, gap year experience is on their list of options. This practice is popular in the United Kingdom, and is becoming more so in the United States. How do you decide if the gap year is for you? Discuss the pros and cons with counselors, professors, family and friends, and if you choose to do a gap year, have a plan. The Pros


Eva Kalir ‘11 Any interest in art history, the arts, or even loosely defined business management merits a look at Companies that list with NYFA are generally galleries or art foundations. Through this database, I found an opportunity to intern at artnet, an online-based international company. It is a known resource in the art industry, as well as a platform for electronically held art auctions. As an intern, I gained an understanding of the art market and how art is transacted as a luxury good. Daily tasks included: creating auction lots, photoshopping, client research, and organizational spreadsheeting. Of all my internships, this was, by far, my favorite. The air was always professional with a current of fast-paced humor. It was a huge office with no shortage of personality, landscaped in the typical corporate cubes and bullpen, as they call it. There were constant deadlines and most tasks evolved quickly and/or needed to be done within one to three hours of their assignment. I always enjoyed being given real work and being treated like part of the big picture. 6

There are many pros to veering off the usual educational or career path upon graduation. In their time away from academic and full time career pressures, many individuals gain insight into themselves and their future goals. The gap year can provide a real world understanding of classroom based learning in undergraduate and graduate studies. Additionally, this time is an excellent opportunity to make and save money. The Cons

There are also cons to this choice. Many people find it difficult to step into a more traditional lifestyle after living untraditionally. More specifically, many students returning to the classroom after a gap year feel different from other students after having been on their own and making an impact. Additionally, some schools and employers may take issue with the break in continuity. One should be prepared to talk about what they did, why they did it and what they have gained when asked. The Plan

If you chose a gap year, make sure you have a plan and have considered the consequences. If applying to graduate school, perhaps apply and defer for a year. Make sure to get letters of reference and take tests such as the GRE before leaving. Also, make sure you have enough money to fund your gap year, and if not, get a job and save money. Lastly, map out the things you’d like to experience and organize the logistics to make it happen. It is important that the chosen activities are personally meaningful and will benefit you in some way. Source: Occupational Outlook Quarterly

CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY Interested in Working at a Congressional Internship? Monday, 11/15 at 5:00 PM Broadway Room in Lerner Hall

Come to an information session to learn about the application process for Congressional internships as well as funding and other resources available to Barnard students. The event is hosted by the Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs.

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Take advantage of the opportunity to build you career development skills. Attend one or all of the workshops. For more information log-in to NACElink at Crafting a Resume & Cover Letter Wednesday, 11/3, 10:00 AM Thursday, 11/11, 11:00 AM Friday, 11/19, 2:00 PM Monday, 11/22, 12:00 PM Tuesday, 11/30, 3:00 PM

Job/Internship Search Thursday, 11/4, 2:00 PM Friday, 11/12, 3:00 PM Monday, 11/15, 10:00 PM Tuesday, 11/23, 12:00 PM

Mastering the Interview Wednesday, 11/10, 11:30 AM Monday, 11/22, 4:00 PM

The Ins & Outs of Networking Wednesday, 11/3, 12:00 PM Monday, 11/14, 4:00 PM Monday, 11/15, 4-5 PM Friday, 12/3, 10-11 AM Monday, 12/13, 12-1 PM

RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITIES Unilever Diversity Leadership Conference Friday, 2/11 Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Are you currently a sophomore or junior? Are you interested in an internship opportunity that could lead to a career in marketing, ďŹ nance, information technology, supply chain, ales of research and development? If so, we want to hear from you. Application Deadline: Monday, 11/8 Info: Visit NACELink

National Institute of Health Wednesday, 11/3 at 3:00 PM CCE Conference Room

Rothschild Inc. Tuesday, 11/9 at 7:00 PM CCE Conference Room

City Year Wednesday, 11/3 at 6:00 PM Monday, 11/15 at 7:00 PM BCD Library

Princeton in Asia Thursday, 11/11 at 5:00 PM CCE Conference Room

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. Thursday, 11/4 at 5:00 PM BCD Library JP Morgan Thursday, 11/4 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Presidential I & Reception Tuesday 11/16 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Skyline Room

UBS Financial Services Thursday, 11/11 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Pres. I & Reception Mintz Levin Monday, 11/15 at 5:00 PM CCE Conference Room Morgan Stanley Tuesday, 11/16 at 5:00 PM Faculty House, Skyline Room

Finance Industry Showcase Thursday, 11/4 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Garden Room 2

Information Session: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Wednesday, 11/17 at 5:00 PM Faculty House, Skyline Room

Credit Suisse Monday, 11/8 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Pres. I & Reception

McKinsey & Company Wednesday, 11/17 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Skyline Room

Citi Bank Monday, 11/8 at 5:00 PM Monday, 11/15 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Pres. 1 & Reception

Mizuho Thursday, 11/18 at 7:00 PM Faculty House, Pres. I & Reception Goldman Sachs Monday, 11/22 at 5:00 PM Faculty House, Garden Room 2 7

NOVEMBER CALENDAR Crafting a Resume & Cover Letter Wednesday, 11/3 at 10:00 AM Thursday 11/11 at 11:00 AM Friday, 11/19 at 2:00 PM Monday, 11/22 at 12:00 PM Tuesday, 11/30 at 3:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter that helps you stand out in the job market.

The Ins & Outs of Networking Wednesday, 11/3 at 12:00 PM Monday, 11/15 at 4:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Find out how to tap into the professional contacts you already have and those you have yet to meet.

Info Session: City Year

Wednesday, 11/3 at 6:00 PM Monday, 11/115 at 7:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Basic info session on City Year non profit organization and post graduate opportunities for full time service positions.

Job & Internship Search Thursday, 11/4 at 2:00 PM Friday, 11/12 at 3:00 PM Monday, 11/15 at 10:00 AM Tuesday, 11/23 at 12:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Maximize your job and internship search by learning to use Career Development resources, networking opportunities and more.

Info Session: ChineseAmerican Planning Council, Inc. Thursday, 11/4 at 5:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Come learn about opportunities at the Chinese-American Planning Council.


Boston Teacher Residency

Thursday, 11/4 from 10 AM-4 PM Diana Center, Main Level

Open to college graduates interested in a yearlong classroom apprenticeship.

New Visions for Public Schools-Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency Thursday, 11/4 from 10 AM-4 PM Diana Center, Main Level

Teacher-training program that fully integrates graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher with hands-on experiences in NYC.

America Reads Tutor Meeting Monday, 11/8 at 5:00 PM Tuesday, 11/9 at 4:00 PM Friday, 11/12 at 11:00 AM Friday, 11/12 at 4:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Tutors will give updates regarding site placements, and end of year wrap-up procedures together with other housekeeping items that will be discussed.

Mastering the Interview

Wednesday, 11/10 at 11:30 AM Monday, 11/22 at 4:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Getting ready for a job interview? Learn how to answer questions, ask the right questions and make yourself shine.

Info Session: Carnegie Junior Fellows Wednesday, 11/3 at 4:30 PM Friday, 11/5 at 10:00 PM BCD Seminar Room

Learn about the application process and requirements for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Conference Saturday, 11/6 at 9:15 AM 109 East 42 Street

NY Women in Comm Foundation provides financial support, professional development and mentoring, a diverse community of communications professionals.

Women, Law & Public Policy Seminar in D.C. Friday, 11/12 - Sunday, 11/14 Washington D.C.

Learn first-hand how many different ways an individual can make and influence public policy with and without a law degree. Registration Fee: $300

54th Annual Advertising Career Conference

Saturday, 11/13 at 2:00 PM Fashion Institute of Technology

Discover techniques of career planning that can help get the job of your choice and network with influential advertising executives.

CIA Careers Decoded by the Foreign Policy Association Monday, 11/22 at 6:00 PM 58 Park Avenue

This practical seminar will give you the inside track to a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Landing a Job at the U.N. by the Foreign Policy Association Monday, 11/29 at 6:00 PM 58 Park Avenue

Get the inside tips on which bodies are hiring, which are best suited to your skills and interests, and what to expect once you're in.

International Volunteer Opportunities by the Foreign Policy Association Tuesday, 11/30 at 6:00 PM 58 Park Avenue

This course will help explain the myriad of options a globally minded volunteer has when seeking out opportunities abroad.

DROP-IN HOURS Career Counselors Monday - Friday 12 PM - 2 PM Peer Career Advisors Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

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