Weissman Graduate Career Services
Welcome to the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Career Services! We are dedicated to assisting our graduate students and alumni with the services and resources needed to have successful and rewarding careers in the fields of Arts Administration; Corporate Communication; Financial Engineering; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; and Mental Health Counseling.
News & Announcements
I/O Psychology Alumni/Student Networking Social, 5/4/18
UNITED NATIONS 'INNOVATION & LEARNING BROWNBAG BREAKFAST SERIES', 6/8/18
Attending the United Nations Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM)- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) ‘Innovation & Learning Brownbag Breakfast’ Series in its fourth session at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, led by Dr. Gary Latham was an amazing opportunity to learn about goal setting and performance management from one of the original postulators of goal setting theory (Latham & Locke, 1990).
Seated around a conference table with I-O Psychologists and HR Professionals at the UN, along with other SIOP UN committee members, we learned about three key concepts for effective performance management of both teams and individuals: (1) Goal Setting, (2) Outcome Expectancy, and (3) Self-Efficacy. Dr. Latham used engaging storytelling to share applications and examples of performance management and some practical moderating variables. He talked with the diverse audience about what to do in different contexts when a goal is perceived as “not attainable”. He finished the session with a lively Q & A, engaging everyone to participate. After our session, we were invited to take a short tour of the UN, with the opportunity to network in the UN Delegates Lounge.
-Devon Klemmer, MS Industrial/Organizational Psychology, ‘19
A special thanks to former Baruch alumna and SIOP UN committee member, Nabila Sheikh, as well as Elyse Mendel, and MSIO for this incredible opportunity. We look forward to more opportunities like this in the future!
-Julie Nickerson, MS Industrial/Organizational Psychology, ‘19
I/O Psychology Alumni/Student Networking Social, 5/4/18
The MS/IO Student Association and Weissman Graduate Career Services hosted an I/O Psychology Alumni/Student Networking Social, featuring guest speaker, Nabila Sheikh, ’09, Senior Manager, Organizational Development, Industrial & Organization Psychology, PepsiCo; and UN Committee Member, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology.
“The MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Student Association (MSIO) new executive board held our first networking event, in conjunction with Weissman Graduate Career Services, aimed to connect students with alumni. Our guest speaker, Nabila Sheikh, shared her career journey including helpful tips with how to be successful in the program, and the value of networking all along the way, a key way that Ms. Sheikh was able to progress in her own career. Hearing from Nabila and the attending alumni - satisfied the curiosity of our students on life beyond our I/O degree. Thank you, Nabila for being a big part of making this event a success!”
-Kevin Blake, MS Industrial/Organizational Psychology, ‘19
MSIO Student Association, President
Lenore G. Tawney Foundation ArtTable Diversity Fellow
Nana (Natsue) Yoshida (M.A.in Arts Administration, ‘17) has been selected as the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation ArtTable Diversity Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. Nana will be working on an exhibition on women costume designers of the 1920s and 1930s, tentatively titled The Art of the Showgirl. She will work closely with Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Associate Curator for the Theater Collection, conducting exhibition research, object description, and continued care of costume design renderings in the Museum’s Theater Collection. Nana will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the direction of a planned exhibition and gain a better understanding of the Museum’s curatorial operations. She will also work alongside Assistant Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Grace Hernandez, and with the supervision of Phyllis Magidson, Curator of Costume and Textiles, as she carries out assessment of women’s mid-19th century garments.
Since 2000, ArtTable’s Diversity Fellowship program has supported 76 women pursuing careers in the visual arts. The program serves female graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds, giving them positions in a visual arts organization, a stipend, and a leg up in the arts world. Through placements at local arts institutions, ArtTable is providing real work experience and mentorship to these graduate students, aiding their transition from academic to professional careers.
Mental Health Counseling Career & Internship Fair, 4/12/18
Graduate Career Services hosted its annual city-wide Mental Health Counseling Career & Internship Fair specifically for graduate students and alumni in the Mental Health Counseling field. Over 12 colleges participated and 23 agencies registered for the fair including Acacia, Bowery Residence Committee (BRC), CAMBA, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, Counseling in Schools, Douglas Psychotherapy Services, PC, Los NiĖos Services, Mercy Drive, Inc., New Alternatives for Children, New York City Department of Correction, Physician Affiliate Group of NY, PC, Project Renewal, SCO Family of Services, Shiloh Consulting, LLC, The Child Center of New York, The New York Foundling, The Jewish Board, Visiting Nurses Service of New York among others.
One recruiter said: “I am used to attending non-program specific fairs, and this is the first time I ever had a line at my table!”
Meet the Dean - 3/27/18
"I recently attended the Meet the Dean forum and was thrilled by the interest of our schools’ administrators, including our very warm and welcoming Dean, in keeping doors wide open for student-staff communication with an eye to improving our programs. We shared great ideas, and I was encouraged and excited by the opportunity to pursue the possibility of forming an Arts Administration Student Graduate club: a potential forum for art making, idea sharing and mentorship opportunities. Great food too!"
- James Stanton, MA, Arts Administration, ‘19
"What I liked about attending Meet the Dean was that I did not only meet the Dean, I also met other administrators that made it clear to us that student's needs are a hallmark of their work.? I also got to meet other students who? conveyed they were satisfied with choosing Baruch as their graduate training program. This only reiterates to me that I made the right choice. I had an important question to ask and a private meeting was scheduled on the spot. 24 hours later I met with Director of Graduate Programs who was there for me to answer my questions and come up with further solutions. Everyone was helpful!"
- Flor Villagrán, MA, Mental Health Counseling, '19
“LinkedIn: Real Returns on Professional Branding”
On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Baruch College, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Career Services Office hosted Peter Sweeney, Senior Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn. Peter met with 25+ students from across graduate schools, and gave specific, and extremely helpful advice regarding every aspect of their profile and job search. As Tiffany Lee, MA, Corporate Communication, ‘19 said, "there was a lot of useful information presented about how to improve profile strength and visibility on LinkedIn. It was great to get answers live and directly from the source."