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212 854-2033 EMAIL: email@example.com 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 Victoria Passarella Career Counselor Sarah Noel Alumnae Counselor Katherine Hendry Assistant Director Lindsey Allen Assistant to the Director Hiraida Crespo Ofﬁce Assistant Bruce Ross Administrative Assistant Nancy Ferro Recruiting Program Assistant
Career Connections WHAT TO DO WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS? You’ve decided on a major and are not sure what career path to follow after college. To help you out, we asked three Barnard alumnae who majored in economics to share their career experiences with you! SOPHIE CARDONA’94-Energy Efficiency Consultant, Quality Conservation Services I decided to major in economics because I enjoyed learning theory and then seeing how that theory could be applied to solve everyday problems. For that reason, I was drawn to areas of economics such as poverty alleviation and development, and the economics of gender and immigration. After graduating from Barnard I migrated away from economics and studied interior architecture and design at Parsons. I worked as an interior designer and space planner for several architecture ﬁrms for several years, but when my mission to make the world a better place through design did not materialize, I decided to go back to economics, pursuing a Masters degree in International Economics/Affairs with a concentration in Economic Development. Upon graduating, I found employment with an organization focused on the environment. I decided to obtain a green building professional accreditation (LEED) which allowed me to transition into sustainability/green building consulting. This in turn led me to my current position as an energy efﬁciency consultant. Continued on page 6. SHILPA LAKHANI‘04-Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Deutsche Bank Besides history, social sciences were never truly encouraged during my elementary and secondary schooling years. College offered me the opportunity to explore a ﬁeld that I would soon discover applied every skill amassed until then. Economics encompassed everything from calculus and ﬁnance to psychology and statistics and taking classes at Barnard and Columbia reinforced just that. In particular, I remember learning about modern portfolio theory in Financial Economics and analyzing ﬁnancial ratios in Intro to Accounting and Finance and immediately thinking that making a career out of this would be exceptionally exciting. Currently I am a ﬁxed income portfolio manager and I have a unique hand in shaping global economics. I have grown to appreciate the ﬁnancial markets and all its complexities, dynamics, and universality. JENNIFER BING’90-Independent Contractor, Mast Circulation Group I decided to major in economics because I had always wanted to work in ﬁnance after graduating from Barnard, and believed having a major that was analytical could be advantageous in the recruiting process. My ﬁrst full-time position was as an Analyst in Public Finance Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. After Lehman I decided to switch careers and purse an MBA in marketing. I received an MBA from Cornell and worked as an Associate Marketing Manager in Billing Marketing at TV Guide, a position that taught me the fundamentals of direct response consumer marketing. Most recently I served as the Director of Retention Marketing at the Newsweek/Daily Beast Company where I devised direct marketing strategies to improve response and ﬁnancial performance of 1 business areas in order to meet corporate goals. Continued on page 6.
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TEN CAREERS FOR AN ECONOMICS MAJOR 1. Investment Banker: Investment bankers are sales agents who connect businesses that need money to ﬁnance their operations or expansion plans with investors who are interested in providing that funding in exchange for debt
Elliott Hall, 2nd Floor www.barnard.edu/cd ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Learn about trends, markets, jobs and major players in leading industries as well as the requirements, career tracks, job outlook, and compensation in a vast number of careers.
Available on the Career Development Website www.barnard.edu/cd!
2. Market Research Analyst: Market research analysts help companies understand what types of products people want, determine who will buy them and at what price. Gathering statistical data on competitors and examining prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution, they analyze data on past sales to predict future sales. 3. Human Resources: In a small organization, a human resources generalist may handle all aspects of human resources work, and thus require an extensive range of knowledge. In a large corporation, the director of human resources may supervise several departments, each headed by an experienced manager who most likely specializes in one human resources activity, such as compensation and beneﬁts, training and development, or labor relations. 4. Accountant: An accountant helps to ensure that ﬁrms are run efﬁciently, public records kept accurately, and taxes paid properly. They analyze and communicate ﬁnancial information for various entities such as companies, individual clients, and Federal, State, and local governments. 5. Management Consultant: Management analysts, also referred to as management consultants in private industry, analyze and propose ways to improve an organization's structure, efﬁciency, or proﬁts. 6. Systems Analyst: A systems analyst researches problems, plans solutions, recommends software and systems, and coordinates development to meet business or other requirements. Because they often write user requests into technical speciﬁcations, the systems analysts are the liaisons between vendors and information technology professionals. 7. Advertising Manager: Advertising managers direct a ﬁrm’s or group’s advertising and promotional campaign. They can be found in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media ﬁrms that sell advertising space or time, and in companies that advertise heavily. 8. Marketing Manager: Marketing managers promote an organization's products and services and estimate the demand for products and services offered by the ﬁrm and its competitors and identify potential markets for products. 9. Public Sector: Economists in the US Department of Commerce collect and analyze data on the production, distribution, and consumption of commodities produced in the US, and economists employed by the US Department of Labor collect and analyze data on the domestic economy, including data on prices, wages, employment, productivity, and safety and health. 10. Purchasing managers: Purchasing managers and agents buy a vast array of products, durable and nondurable goods, and services for companies and institutions. They attempt to get the best deal for their company—the highest quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost.
Source: http://www.bls.gov/ http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/
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MEET OUR PEER CAREER ADVISORS Need help with your resume? Nervous about an interview? Talk to a PCA! KATE BERGIN
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Year: Junior Major: Sociology Hometown: Summit, NJ Hobbies: Running, traveling and crafting
Year: Sophomore Major: Economics and Math Hometown: Northport, NY Hobbies: Photography, music and community service
LIANNA FOX Year: Senior Major: Art History Hometown: New York, NY Hobbies: Designing and beading jewelry, exploring museums, theater and traveling
Year: Junior Major: English Minor: Art History Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL Hobbies: Music, writing, art, working with kids Starting at the top, from left to right: Michelle, Jenny, Sylvia, Jenny, Kate, Geraldine, Margaret
Year: Senior Major: European Studies Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Hobbies: Photography, art history and yoga.
Year: Senior Major: Psychology Minor: Italian Hometown: Old Westbury, NY Hobbies: Singing opera and hanging out with family
DROP-IN HOURS Peer Career Advisors Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
JACQUELINE (JACKIE) ROSSITER
Year: Junior Major: Comparative Lit, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Hometown: Palo Alto, CA Hobbies: Backgammon, reading, girl scouting, community service, tea
Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hobbies: Going to the movies and out to dinner, hanging out with my friends
Year: Senior Major: Economics and Math Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Hobbies: Swimming, table tennis, community service, travel, languages
Year: Senior Major: Political Science Minor: History Hometown: Washington, DC Hobbies: Political gossip, knitting, photography, searching for the the best food in NY
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FEATURED INTERNSHIPS For these and other great opportunities, check out NACElink at www.barnard.edu/cd.
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By Michelle Yip ‘12 This summer, I interned at THiNKGREEN! Global Advisors, a startup investment bank specializing in the clean technology industry. As a growing ﬁrm, I was able to see how a business functions at an early stage. The culture at a boutique ﬁrm is different from a corporate setting. It is more laid-back but still demanding. I was exposed to multiple aspects of the ﬁrm. At the executive level, I listened in on meetings and watch the CEO pitch a company. At the analytical level, research is essential for the ﬁrm to learn about possible leads. My tasks included assembling ﬁnancial reports on clean technology companies and summarizing data into Excel pivot charts and graphs. At the marketing level, the team attended conferences to network with others dedicated to clean technology. There are many innovative energy efﬁcient ﬁrms and projects that do not have sufﬁcient funding, and it was an enjoyable experience to see my ﬁrm facilitate the process. I learned that no matter what ﬁeld I enter, there is always a way to give back to the community. 4
Opal Financial – Account Intern. Interns will be responsible for investigating and resolving client billing issues, updating sales information, ﬁling and distributing invoices and classiﬁed transactions for clients, and assisting in managing collection lists. Folio Literary Management, LLC – Editorial, International Rights and Digital Interns. Interns evaluate query letters and manuscript submissions; edit manuscripts and nonﬁction book proposals; write pitch letters; communicate with authors, editors, and publicists; and learn the ins and outs of publishing contracts. Interns are also invited to participate in our Intern Academy, where interns meet a different agent each week and learn about the agenting business from ﬁnding the client to making the deal. International Center for Transitional Justice – Communications Intern. Gain practical experience communicating human rights issues through new and traditional media. Interns will work under the supervision of ICTJ’s regular staff and have the opportunity to learn about the Center’s work in key areas of transitional justice. Ideal candidates will have background or strong interest in human rights. Benenson Strategy Group – Intern. The Benenson Strategy Group is a globally recognized polling and consulting ﬁrm. Intern responsibilities include conducting background research on potential clients, setting up reports, support of analytical staff, proofreading research studies, assisting in drafting reports and developing presentations for clients. Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc. – Intern. A boutique investment and ﬁnancial planning ﬁrm in midtown, Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc. executes ﬁnancial plans and manages assets for all types of clients. Interns may assist in database entry of clients and network, organizing new client paperwork and processing, setting up marketing venues, communications, and PR and marketing efforts. 1100 Architects – Marketing/Communications Intern. The internship offers an overview of the role of marketing at a design ﬁrm. The intern will take part in a variety of activities including Request for Qualiﬁcations/Request for Proposals submissions, writing and research projects, creation of marketing material, award submissions and maintenance of contact databases. The Center for an Urban Future – Policy Research Intern. The Center seeks an intern with experience in journalism or public policy research to assist staff in researching a variety of issues impacting NYC, primarily on studies related to economic development and workforce development. Responsibilities include extensive phone interviews, Web research, attending policy meetings and writing. Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – Recruitment and Development Intern. The Recruiting and Development Department is looking for an intern to assist the Recruiting Department with pre-screens and resume database pulling, conﬁrmation of appointments, rejection and follow-up letters, coordination of meetings for Recruitment and Development Departments, and assist both the Director of Development and the Internship Director.
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Elliott Hall, 2nd Floor www.barnard.edu/cd GET VOLUNTEER AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT RELATED INTERNSHIP AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR E-MAIL! Sign up for the New York City Civic Engagement Program email listserv. You will receive weekly announcements of newly posted civic engagementrelated opportunities. SIGN-UP: www.barnard.edu/
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Barnard College Community Service Fair Thursday, 10/6 11:30AM to 2PM The Oval, Diana Center
Sponsored by the Ofﬁce of Community Development and the New York City Civic Engagement Program, the Barnard College Community Service Fair aims to connect Barnard College and Columbia University students, staff, and faculty with local community organizations in need of volunteers for their programs. INFORMATION:
NYCCEP AND INTERNSHIP GRANT PROGAM Fall 2011 Alumnae & Donor Sponsored Internship Grant Program Barnard College offers funding for unpaid internships through alumnae and donor sponsored grants. The maximum award is $800 for a fall semester internship. The Fall 2011 Internship Grant Program is open to students from the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. NO late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Workshops are offered prior to the application deadline to review the application process as well as the do’s and don’ts of writing an effective grant application. Visit NACElink to RSVP. APPLICATION: www.barnard.edu/cd/students/funding/internship-grants APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, 9/26 at 11:59PM Extended Barnard Reach Out Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO) is a semester-long program in the fall that brings together a group of 15-20 ﬁrst-year and transfer students to serve, learn, and reﬂect together about a speciﬁc issue faced in NYC every week. Students participate in service projects, site visits, and seminar presentations about various civic engagement issues. For the Fall 2011 program, participants will travel to Brooklyn to volunteer at a community farm, participate in a service project and site visit to Free Arts NYC, visit City Year's ofﬁces, take part in a West Harlem Walking Tour, and more! EBRO will meet on Friday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. Certain sessions will begin at 12pm. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, 9/7 at 11:59PM Tow Foundation Special Professional Opportunities Fund Would you like to attend a professional development conference? If so, apply for a grant from the Tow Foundation Special Professional Opportunities Fund. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so apply as soon as possible! INFORMATION: www.barnard.edu/cd/students/funding/tow firstname.lastname@example.org 212-854-2033
VOLUNTEER FOCUS: HEADCOUNT HeadCount is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to voter registration and inspiring participation in democracy through the power of music. Do you enjoy concerts? Are you interested in politics, grassroots organizing or voter registration? HeadCount volunteers go to concerts to register voters, inform fellow music fans about key issues and encourage participation in democracy. As the true frontline warriors in the ﬁght for democracy, volunteers must be enthusiastic, good communicators and most of all reliable.
www.barnard.edu/nyccep INFORMATION: Liz O'Donnell at email@example.com or 339-927-6629
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RACHEL’S CORNER NEED SOME CAREER FAIR COUNSELING
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If the simple idea of a career fair makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Many students feel intimidated by the assertive crowds, the act of approaching top employers and the pressure to make a fabulous ﬁrst impression. But fear not, Career Development is here to fully prepare you for the upcoming career fair on September 9th! There are ways that the counselors in our ofﬁce can assist you that you may have not known about. Identifying your strengths and constructing your 30 second pitch It can feel nerve-wracking to approach an employer, but it can border on terrifying if you haven’t planned what you will say when you’re in front of them. A counselor can help you sort through your professional and academic experiences and achievements, and help you create a succinct, powerful personal advertisement that will make an impression on the employer. Getting your practice Career fairs can feel frightening because for most of you, it’s a relatively new experience. You counselor can role play with you and work through various scenarios that you may encounter at the fair. Also, your counselor is a well suited person to practice executing your 30 second pitch on. Building your confidence After you have deﬁned what you will say to an employer, and then practice diligently with your counselor, your conﬁdence will surely get a boost! Also, we as counselors serve one main purpose here at Barnard: to empower the wonderful women around us. Make an appointment with a counselor today!
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SOPHIE CARDONA’94-Energy Efficiency Consultant, Quality Conservation Services
As an efficiency consultant, I promote energy efficiency and green retrofit programs for existing buildings in the multi-family residential market in New York City, educating clients about the environmental and economic benefits of energy and resource conservation, including water conservation, energy reduction and carbon emissions reduction. JENNIFER BING’90-Independent Contractor, Mast Circulation Group As an economics major I obtained a strong analytical foundation that is essential for direct marketing since I am constantly analyzing direct mail, email, and telemarketing campaign results.
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JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS GALORE! Job and Internship Career Fair Friday, 9/9 11AM to 3 PM LeFrak Gymnasium, Barnard Hall Kick-start your job and internship search! Come learn about part-time and full-time positions from over 100 employers!
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Student Employment Fair Friday, 9/9 11AM to 3 PM James Room, Barnard Hall Meet over 30 employers hiring students for on-campus opportunities. This is a great way to ﬁnd a federal work study job!
MAKING THE MOST OF A CAREER FAIR Never attended a career fair? Not sure what to do? To help you prep, attend one of the workshops listed below. Career Fair Workshops BCD Seminar Room
Tuesday, 9/6 at 12:00 PM Wednesday, 9/7 at 10:00 AM Thursday, 9/8 at 4:00 PM RSVP: NACElink
EMPLOYER FOCUS: BMO CAPITAL MARKETS Join BMO Capital Markets, one of North America’s leading financial services providers in a meeting about job and internship opportunities. BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service provider offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project ﬁnancing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. The organization has ofﬁces in 27 locations around the world. INFORMATION SESSION: Monday 9/12 at 6:00 PM
Diana Center Student Dining Room INFORMATION: NACELink at www.barnard.edu/cd
SEPTEMBER CALENDAR Events are listed alphabetically.
Alumnae to Student Mentoring Info Session Monday, 9/12 at 4:30 PM Friday, 9/16 at 2:30 PM BCD Library
Learn about the different Program features and how you can beneﬁt. RSVP: NACElink
America Reads Info Session Thursday, 9/8 at 12:30 PM Monday, 9/12 at 4:30 PM Tuesday, 9/13 at 5:00 PM Thursday, 9/15 at 4:00 PM Friday, 9/16 at 1:00 PM BCD Seminar Room
Interested in using your FEDERAL WORK STUDY to tutor reading or math in local public schools or after school programs? Make sure to attend one of the info sessions. RSVP: NACElink
Careers & Coffee: Women in Fashion Tuesday, 9/20 at 6:00 PM Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall
Meet with Barnard alumnae working in the fashion world. Hear ﬁrst hand how they got their start and maintained their career. RSVP: NACElink
Careers & Coffee: Women in Finance Tuesday, 9/13 at 7:30 PM Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall
Meet with Barnard alumnae working in the banking and consulting world. Hear ﬁrst hand how they got their start and maintained their career. RSVP: NACElink
Crafting a Cover Letter and Resume Monday, 9/12 at 2:00 PM Thursday, 9/22 at 12:00 PM Tuesday, 9/27 at 1:00 PM BCD Seminar Room
Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter that helps you stand out in the job market. RSVP: NACElink 8
Fall 2011 Internship Grant Application Workshop Tuesday, 9/20 at 11:00 AM Wednesday, 9/21 at 12:00 PM Thursday, 9/22 at 12:00 PM Friday, 9/23 at 10:00 AM BCD Seminar Room
Get an overview of the application process, including review of application and submission process and other helpful hints.
The Ins & Outs of Networking Monday, 9/19 at 12:00 PM BCD Seminar Room
Mastering the Interview
Monday, 9/15, at 12:00 PM Wednesday, 9/28 at 12:00 PM BCD Library
Getting ready for a job interview? Learn how to answer questions, ask the right questions and make yourself shine. RSVP: NACElink
OCR INFO SESSIONS: Alliance Bernstein
Wednesday, 9/14 at 6:00 PM Judith Shapiro Room, Diana Center
Find out how to tap into the professional contacts you already have and those you have yet to meet. RSVP: NACElink
BMO Capital Markets
Job and Internship Career Fair
Monday, 9/26 at 6:00 PM Judith Shapiro Room, Diana Center
Friday, 9/9 at 11:00 AM LeFrak Gym, Barnard Hall
Student Employment Fair Friday, 9/9 at 11:00 AM James Room, Barnard Hall
Join us to learn about a plethora of opportunities!!
Job and Internship Search Wednesday, 9/14 at 1:00 PM Wednesday, 9/21 at 2:00 PM Monday, 9/26 at 2:00 PM BCD Seminar Room
Maximize your job and internship search by learning to use Career Development resources, networking opportunities and more. RSVP: NACElink
Tuesday, 9/6 at 11:00 AM Tuesday, 9/6 at 2:00 PM Wednesday, 9/7 at 12:00 PM Wednesday, 9/7 at 3:00 PM Thursday, 9/8 at 10:00 AM Thursday, 9/8 at 12:30 PM Thursday, 9/8 at 2:30 PM BCD Seminar Room
Planning to work? First-time Federal Work Study and Barnard College Job Award recipients are required to attend one of these orientation sessions. Non-Financial Aid students are welcome to attend as well. Session Registration: NACElink
Monday, 9/12 at 6:00 PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center
Tuesday, 9/20 at 7:00 PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center
Thursday, 9/22 at 6:00 PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center
McKinsey & Company
Tuesday, 9/13 at 6:00 PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center
Mintz Levin’s Project Analyst Program Thursday, 9/15 at 6:00 PM Judith Shapiro Room, Diana Center
NYC Teaching Fellows Tuesday, 9/20 at 5:30 PM BCD Library
Tuesday, 9/27 at 6:00 PM BCD Library
INFO & RSVP: NACElink
DROP-IN HOURS Professional Staff Monday - Friday 12 PM - 2 PM
Peer Career Advisors Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
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