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

Career in the Arts Panel: Michael Barra; Robert Bucker; Gina Gibbny; Geri Thomas; Mark Rossier
Left to right: Michael Barra; Robert Bucker; Gina Gibbney; Geri Thomas; Mark Rossier

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the WSAS Graduate Career Services Office hosted a Careers in the Arts panel featuring Michael Barra, President, Media & Entertainment at The Araca Group; Dr. Robert Bucker, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Faculty, Manhattan School of Music; Gina Gibney, Executive Artistic Director, Gibney Dance Company; Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc. ArtStaffing.com; moderated by Mark Rossier, Director of Institutional Advancement, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

One of the reasons I chose the Baruch MA, Arts Administration program was the access and proximity to NYC Arts organizations and their leadership. Attending this panel realized this aspiration perfectly. That the moderator and guests were knowledgeable and well-spoken came as no surprise, nor did the diverse circumstances of their individual journeys

Meet the Dean Lunch

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, a group of students from across the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs shared lunch and conversation with Dean Aldemaro Romero.

Dean Romero, along with so many others in administration at Weissman, actually takes the time to listen to students’ concerns and make our personal development a part of the college’s growth and evolution.  I appreciate the dean’s honesty and candor, particularly when explaining why some concerns won’t necessarily be met during my time as a student, while conveying a tangible road map that we can feel invested in.  His authentic passion for the arts—and eagerness to share it—confirmed that I made the right decision in choosing Baruch. 

Wenxin Sun, MA, Arts Administration, '17
Wenxin Sun, MA, Arts Administration, ‘17   

I had been looking for a performing arts internship during the past several months. In February 2017, I received an email from the Director of Baruch College’s Weissman Graduate Career Services, that there was an internship for the INSITU Dance Festival. I logged in the WSAS career website, and it was clear that the internship matched my interests, and I fit the requirements.

I sent my resume and cover letter to WSAS Graduate Career Services, and the Director helped me revise my documents such as format, grammar, appropriate expression, etc. With her instruction, my application became more professional and strong. In fact, I received an email from the Founder/Artistic Director stating, "We have already filled the position, however, your application is very strong, and I would love to schedule a personal meeting to see if we could bring you on board as an additional intern".

Prior to the interview, I completed a mock interview training with Ms. Mendel, and she gave me a lot of valuable suggestions. The interview was successful, and most of the questions that were asked, I had practiced with Ms. Mendel beforehand. Luckily, I became an addition to the team of INSITU Dance Festival as one of their Dance Production & Administrative Interns. My work includes database management, correspondence with press contacts, community partners and donors/sponsors, planning and coordinating fundraising activities, researching and organizing grant opportunities, and production assistance.

Caroline Beerley, MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, '18; Yasmin Soufian, MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, '18
Left: Assignee, Caroline Beerley, MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, ‘18
Right: Ambassador, Yasmin Soufian, MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, ‘18

The Career Services Office initiated an Ambassador Program in Fall 2016 to facilitate current graduate students partnering with incoming graduate students within the same master’s program.  A total of 58 current and incoming students participated in the Fall, and an additional 32 students participated in the Spring.

It's been extremely helpful to have Yasmin as a resource as I begin my graduate school career.  She checks in to see how things are going, and I always appreciate her candid advice.  I am fortunate to have her as both a mentor and a friend!

Kaitlynn Lee, MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, '17
Kaitlynn Lee, MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, ‘17

Internship Led to a Full-time Position
When I first started my internship at Mount Sinai Health System, I did not expect to still be there a year later in a full-time position.  I found out about the physician recruitment internship on the Weissman Graduate Career Services website, and I quickly applied.  Within a month I started the internship and began screening resumes, calling candidates, interacting with hiring managers, and applying my knowledge from class.  After six months, an opening for a business analyst position became available in my department.  My hard work did not go unnoticed, and I got the promotion right before the 2016 Fall semester began.  As a business analyst, I create business plans and executive summaries on physician practices.  I help make strategic decisions that will give Mt. Sinai an advantage against competing health systems.  My advice is to always give 100% effort into everything you do because you never know where it may lead you!

Mental Health Counseling Career & Internship Fair

Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences hosted its annual Mental Health Counseling Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
In addition to Weissmans’s Mental Health Counseling students, eight area colleges were invited to join their peers at Baruch and met representatives from agencies including ANDRUS, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, Fordham University Office of Career Services, Housing Works, HRA-ThriveNYC, Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC), NADAP, New York State Department of Civil Service, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Phoenix House, Shiloh Consulting, LLC, The Children’s Village, The New York Foundling, START Treatment and Recovery Centers, New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA), and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)

As one recruiter stated, (the students) “…Dressed well, and asked great questions. Great, bright students!”

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Career & Internship Fair

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”!

Top 40 Under 40 in PR/ Communications Panel; Shante Bacon, Michael Gonda, Marc Johnson
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.

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. 


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