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
Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences hosted its annual Industrial/Organizational Psychology Career & Internship Fair on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The I/O Psychology Career & Internship Fair was a great success bringing over 100 graduate students from more than 8 colleges and 20 companies ready to recruit. There was a good mix of returning and new companies, including Beacon Hill Staffing Group, Corporate Counseling Associates, Inc. (CCA), Eataly USA, GCS Recruitment Specialists, Hire Society Staffing, LLC, JetBlue Airways, Lieberman, Inc., Mount Sinai Health System, MTA NYC Transit, NADAP, Inc., New Jersey Transit, NYC Health & Hospitals, PepsiCo, Retensa, Young Samuel Chambers (YSC), and Phoenix House among others.
As one student stated… “It was a great job fair. Looking forward to more job fairs tailor-made for I/O students”!
Luying Sun, MA Arts Administration, ‘17
Interning with Galerie Richard – Fall 2016
I am currently interning with a commercial art gallery, Galerie Richard. I have learned many things at the gallery, including how to update the official website and their social media platforms. I also arrange artists' documents, update their information on the Artsy website, and contact art collectors and visitors. I am currently assisting with the set-up of a new exhibition including the installation of art pieces and staffing opening night.
From left to right: Shante Bacon, Michael Gonda, Marc Johnson
Top 40 Under 40 in PR/ Communications Panel
On October 14, 2016, a panel representing the top 40 Under 40 acknowledged by PRWeek as “Young PR pros, who get results, never settle for second best, and represent the future of communications,” addressed the latest trends in the Communications and Marketing field. Panelists included Shante Bacon, CEO/Founder, 135th Street Agency; Michael Gonda, VP, Corp. Communications, Chobani, LLC; and Marc Johnson, VP, Digital Strategy, APCO Worldwide. The panel was moderated by Professor Peter Horowitz.
I learned that because content is becoming increasingly easier and cheaper to produce, as communicators our job is to create a constant drumbeat of the client’s message.
ROSANNA PLASENCIA, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, ‘16
As an arts administration student, it’s always empowering to get useful advice, whether it’s Shante Bacon’s views on the importance of LinkedIn, Marc Johnson’s predictions about the future of digital content, or Michael Gonda’s detailed anecdotes about his team building strategies. I left with a notebook full of testable strategies and an increased sense of urgency over my professional career.
NIGEL PHILIP, ARTS ADMINISTRATION, ‘17
Jake Jarczynski, I/O Psychology, ‘17
United Nations 2016 Summer Intern
I learned about the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) summer internship through Baruch's Weissman Graduate Career Services portal, and quickly applied. They were quick in responding and I actually had a phone interview the same day. The UNFPA, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved.
My specific role in the organization is within the Department of Human Resources and is essentially "internship coordinator." I conduct the recruitment, interviewing and on-boarding of interns, as well as keep them connected and engaged throughout their employment at UNFPA. I also work closely with the talent management team, and am currently assisting with a program that targets employee wellness across UNFPA offices.
Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences hosted its annual Mental Health Counseling Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
The Fair was a great success with over 100 job openings being offered. In addition to Weissmans’s MHC students, eight area colleges were invited to join their peers at Baruch. Over 105 graduate students and alumni attended and met representatives from agencies including Birch Family Services, Bowery Residents Committee, CAMBA, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services – Bridges to Health, Child Center of NY, Counseling in Schools, The Fortune Society, Heavens Hand's Community Services, Independence Care System, New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center-NYPCC, New York State Department of Civil Service, NYC Department of Education Office of School Health, Pace University, PSCH, Inc., Shiloh Consulting, LLC, The New York Foundling, and New York State Court.
As one recruiter stated, “…the most well-prepared and polite students that this recruiter ever met at any job fair. Well done.”
Weissman Graduate Students Learn About Internships at The Rubin Museum
The Rubin Museum held a Museum Career Workshop on April 8, 2016 with 4 different panels of presenters sharing internship opportunities in curating, development, education services, and PR/marketing. Weissman graduate students attended from both the MA in Arts Administration and MA in Corporate Communication programs.
Site-visit to Peppercomm
On Friday, March 25, 2016 a group of 23 Corporate Communication graduate students along with undergraduate students from the PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Baruch Chapter visited Peppercomm, a strategic communications public relations agency in Midtown. The students were treated to a day of presentations discussing all facets of the PR field, as well as Peppercomm’s approach and innovations including stand-up comedy training for their employees.