Upcoming Workshops: October 22

Please make sure to RSVP on STARR Search to guarantee a seat!


1) Mentor for a Morning!

October 21, 2014, 10:43 am – 12 pm

Mentor for a Morning is a speed-networking event hosted by Executives on Campus. In this highly competitive program, professionals from a variety of industries will be in attendance to mentor students in a one-on-one, 40 minute session exploring networking skills, industry trends, emerging fields and other career- related topics. This program is an excellent opportunity to network with executives. Students not participating in EOC’s Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program receive priority.

Mentor for a Morning consists of an open networking breakfast (8-8:30am), followed by four 40 minute individual mentoring sessions (students indicate what session they are available for: 8:35-9:15am; 9:30-10:10am; 10:25-11:05am; 11:20am-12pm).

One session per student; Students may not skip class to attend this event.

This event will be held on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Please note that there will be additional steps in the application process. The first step in order to participate is to RSVP by November 2, 2014.

To Apply:

Mentor for a Morning
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8am-12pm
Where: NVC 14th Floor 


2) Mastering the Job Interview-Basic

October 22, 2014, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2-190 NVC

How do you prepare a personal pitch? How do you respond to challenging interview questions? What questions should you ask and avoid asking? How do you close the interview? Attend this workshop and learn the steps to follow before, during and after the interview to increase your chances of landing the job you want. 


3) Moody’s Corporation and Harlem RBI-From Classroom to Cubicle: Maximizing Your Work Experience

October 22, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2-190 NVC

Join this workshop to come and learn the do’s and don’ts of your internship or job after graduation. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to prepare for a job, sharpen your networking skills, how to get noticed for all the right reasons and get the most out of the start of your professional experiences. We will discuss tips and tricks on how to maximize every opportunity you get in college and thereafter to help you succeed in your career. 


4) Finding Your FOCUS

October 23, 2014, 12:30 pm – 2:00pm

6-155 NVC
Are you concerned about choosing a major and or career? This workshop will help you Find your FOCUS. This hands on session will walk you through FOCUS 2 Online Career and Education Planning System. Come discover how the career assessments, up to date industry information and “what can I do with a Major in X” tools on FOCUS 2 will help you successfully navigate your college and career journey.


5) Writing Winning Resumes

October 23, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2-190 NVC


Attend this workshop and learn how to develop and design a professional, marketable resume that will be well received. Format and content will be covered.


6) Credit Suisse – Mastering and Acing the General and Technical Interview

October 23, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2-190 NVC


Learn the steps to follow before, during and after the interview to increase your chance of landing the job you want. Find out what challenging questions employers are asking during the general and technical interview.


7) Internship Seminar (OCR Eligibility Workshop)

October 27, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

2-190 NVC


This seminar will educate students on everything they need to know about internships including benefits, steps involved and best sources to obtain internship opportunities. As a result of attending this seminar, students will become OCR Eligible and be able to apply to opportunities through the SCDC On-Campus Recruiting Program provided they meet the specific employer parameters for internships or full-time positions. Additional topics covered in this workshop include STARR Search’s online recruiting system, writing an internship-tailored resume/cover letter, interviewing skills, and making the most of an internship once obtained.


8) Wall Street Careers Panel

October 28, 2014, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

151 E. 25th Street, Room 750

Learn about careers in Wall Street from a panel of industry experts.

Wall Street Careers Panelists:
Kseniya Ryabchenko, Baruch ’07, Senior Associate, NYL Investors
Kseniya Ryabchenko is a Senior Associate in the Structured Finance Group of NYL Investors, a division of New York Life Insurance Company. Ms. Ryabchenko joined the firm in 2007 and is responsible for fundamental credit research and investment analysis of commercial asset-backed securities. In addition, she is responsible for performance analytics and monitoring of the group’s $15 billion portfolio. Ms. Ryabchenko received a BBA from Baruch College in 2007 and is a CFA charter holder.

Alex Kreydin, Baruch ’08, Vice President, Waterfall Asset Management
Alex Kreydin is currently a Vice President at Waterfall Asset Management, where he trades esoteric ABS, CDO’s, and European securitizations. Prior to joining Waterfall in 2010, he was an Analyst in the Structured Consumer Finance Group at Wachovia’s Investment Bank where he worked on creating warehouse lines for specialty finance companies. Alex received a BBA in Finance from Baruch College in 2008.

Keisha Dillon, Baruch ’11, Associate, Pretium Partners
Keisha is an Associate in the Finance Group at Pretium Partners, LLC, an investment management firm focused on the distressed U.S. residential real estate market. Prior to joining Pretium, she was an Analyst in the Healthcare Group of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Keisha is a 2011 graduate of Baruch, with a BBA in Finance and a minor in Psychology. She is also an alumna of the Financial Leadership Program (FLP), class of 2010.

Brian Adler, Baruch ’13, IB Analyst, UBS
Graduated Baruch College in 2013. During my time at Baruch I was in AIESEC and part of the varsity tennis team. On the professional front, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to intern at the NYC Office of the Comptroller, Bessemer Trust, Apollo Global Management, Global Gaming and Hospitality and UBS Investment Bank. I have been at UBS in the Financial Institutions Group since June 2013.

Jenny Yescher, Baruch ’13, IB Analyst, JP Morgan
Jenny is an analyst in the Diversified Industries investment banking coverage group at J.P. Morgan. Within D.I., she works across a variety of transactions in the Industrial, Transportation, and Aerospace & Defense sectors. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Jenny had various internships in financial services while studying at Baruch College (class of 2013). Prior to transferring to Baruch, she attended NYU Stern for a year where she also studied finance. Originally from Russia, Jenny came to the U.S. at 6 years old and grew up in New York. In her spare time she enjoys the Argentine tango, reading, and being involved with philanthropic organizations such as the UJA Federation of New York.


9) Creating Your Own Major: The Ad Hoc

October 28, 2014, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2-190 NVC


This workshop is designed for students who are interested in combining courses from several departments, and/or across schools, into a unique and coherent major. This option is offered only through Weissman’s Arts and Sciences School at Baruch and allows for custom-designing a unique major that potentially can combine business and arts and sciences courses.

The Importance of Thank You Notes

(As published in the Ticker, http://ticker.baruchconnect.com/article/career-spotlight-week-7/)

 By Mahir Khan, Peer for Career

The benefits of sending a thank you note are numerous because there are many things you are conveying to your potential employer. By sending a thank you note, you are leaving a positive impression with the recruiter, highlighting important skills you possess, and reminding them once again why you would be an outstanding recruit for their company.

Thank you notes should be utilized frequently, whether it is sent after an interview or following a networking event or speaker presentation.  They can be a valuable opportunity to ask for additional contacts within the company that may be able to speak with you, furthering your networking efforts.  In this way, a thank you note may provide you with your next informational or professional interview.

Sometimes there is confusion around whether thank you notes should be emailed or sent in the mail. While sending a thank you note by mail is more personal, email has the enormous advantage of being instantaneous.  This is important because it is always advised to have the letter sent within 24 – 48 hours.

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

(As published in the Ticker, http://ticker.baruchconnect.com/article/career-spotlight-week-6/)

By Samantha Bendernagel, Peer for Career

We live in a world where the most fundamental tasks, such as conversing, paying bills, shopping, and even dating now take place online. Therefore it‘s no surprise that technology also plays a huge role in the job search and recruiting process. But while maintaining a presence online is essential in certain fields, we always need to be mindful of the image we create of ourselves. Recruiters may check our Facebook nowadays, so before leaving anything up to the discretion of our followers, we should ask ourselves, “Do I want potential employers viewing this?”  One inappropriate picture or tweet could be the deciding factor that prevents us from obtaining an internship or job, so why take the risk?

For those who bask in the self-expression that is social media, do not panic! There are ways to successfully utilize social networking websites, such as LinkedIn, to build a respectable reputation as well as form professional relationships with potential employers and colleagues.  For example, you can demonstrate an interest in your field by being a member of industry associations and sharing related news with the community.  You can also post your attendance at club events that relate to your major.  So that you can obtain more information, the Starr Career Development Center is holding workshops on October 2nd that focus on creating a professional social media presence.  The takeaway is simply this: social media can both benefit and inhibit us based on how we utilize it, so think before you type and mind your privacy settings.

Projects: The Best-Kept Secret in Resume Enhancement

(As originally published in the Ticker, http://ticker.baruchconnect.com/category/columns-and-blogs/)

By Lisa Huang, Peer for Career


A well-rounded resume aims to showcase a diverse range of skills across a number of different experiences. Students often take this into consideration while developing their work experience or leadership category. However, often overlooked is the projects category, which can also add a great deal of value to your resume.

Students who are looking for their first positions in their future career field or have sufficient resume space will certainly benefit from adding projects to their resume. Examples of skills highlighted here can include industry knowledge, teamwork, and presentation skills. These are three key skill sets that contribute to success in any industry. The first (industry knowledge) can also be the most difficult to obtain as a student. With the projects category, a case competition or class company presentation you worked on develops transferable skills by which to highlight your understanding of the field. Additionally, the projects section can showcase how well you work with others and your experience in effectively communicating information to a large group.