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The Economist featured Executive Director of Career Services Phyllis Mooney in "How to manage up from home"

06/19/2020

The Economist featured Executive Director of Career Services Phyllis Mooney in "How to manage up from home"

Offer to help, too. Be generous and public with praise. Let everyone know when people around you do awesome things. This raises your peers’ profile and transitively raises your own. Ask your boss if you can “take something off their plate”. Doing so shows you can take on important work and can rise to a “level-up” challenge. “What important pre-crisis work is your manager not able to get to? Can you do the work, or learn it quickly? If yes, raise your hand,” suggests Phyllis Mooney, executive director of career services at Pace University.

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BCW Business Council of Westchester featured Pace's Career Services in "Pace University Extends Career Services to Students’ Parents Who Have Lost Jobs"

05/28/2020

BCW Business Council of Westchester featured Pace's Career Services in "Pace University Extends Career Services to Students’ Parents Who Have Lost Jobs"

In mid-May, Pace University began offering its career services resources to students’ parents who have lost jobs. In addition to extending its career services, Pace University is providing supplies for front-line health care workers; sending volunteers to regional hospitals and medical centers; and marshaling its resources to assist those who need help.

“To lose a job in the middle of a pandemic – the team is heartbroken to think how overwhelmed some of our students’ families must feel now” said Phyllis Mooney, executive director of Career Services at Pace University. “This is where we can, and are happy to help, no matter what kind of job a Pace parent is looking for.”

Each year the department of Career Services brings more than 450 employers to its campuses through 12 career fairs and other networking events, connects students to companies in accounting, media and entertainment, nonprofits, health care, science and technology.

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Finn Partners featured Pace University's Career Services in "TWO CHALLENGING C’S: COMMENCEMENT AND CAREERS"

05/15/2020

Finn Partners featured Pace University's Career Services in "TWO CHALLENGING C’S: COMMENCEMENT AND CAREERS"

Graduates generally begin a new job after commencement, but this is a challenging employment time for the Class of 2020. In recent years, campus Career Service centers have significantly enhanced their offerings, and, as soon as the full impact of COVID-19 became clear, these invaluable offices quickly moved to adapt to students’ needs. As this Pace University headline announced, “Career Services Has Gone Virtual.” In addition to supporting students, Pace is helping parents who have lost their jobs during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, providing them with career resources and job search support.

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Patch featured President Marvin Krislov in "Pace University's Career Services Extends Help to Parents"

04/15/2020

Patch featured President Marvin Krislov in "Pace University's Career Services Extends Help to Parents"

Responding to the economic fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic that has wiped out jobs, decimated incomes and is threatening to push the economy into a recession, Pace University is now offering its career services resources to parents of students who have lost jobs, the University today announced.

In extending its full range of resources, relationships, recruitment and know-how to include parents adversely affected by economic fallout of this crisis, Pace's department of Career Services stands ready to help families in need find employment.

"Pace has a long tradition of creating opportunities for our students," said President Marvin Krislov. "In this uncertain time, we're very pleased to do the same for Pace families by extending Career Services placement expertise to parents of our students. We know that student success is directly tied to family stability, but, more important, it's the right thing to do at a time when people need us most."

In addition to providing career services to adults, Pace University is providing supplies for front-line health care workers, sending volunteers to much needed hospitals and medical centers in the region, and marshaling its resources to assist those who need help, Krislov noted.

This is the first time Pace Career Services is being offered beyond students and alumni population to include current parents. Historically, Pace has some of the strongest job placement outcomes among undergraduate and graduate students. It's one of the many reasons that Pace is ranked number one in upward economic mobility among four-year private universities according to a study conducted by Harvard University's Opportunity Insights.

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Press Release: Pace University’s Career Services Extends Help to Parents Affected by Coronavirus Epidemic

04/14/2020

Press Release: Pace University’s Career Services Extends Help to Parents Affected by Coronavirus Epidemic

Provides Expertise in Job Placement & Career Opportunities

WESTCHESTER and NEW YORK, N.Y.  (April 14, 2020) – Responding to the economic fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic that has wiped out jobs, decimated incomes and is threatening to push the economy into a recession, Pace University is now offering its career services resources to parents of students who have lost jobs, the University today announced.

In extending its full range of resources, relationships, recruitment and know-how to include parents adversely affected by economic fallout of this crisis, Pace’s department of Career Services stands ready to help families in need find employment.

“Pace has a long tradition of creating opportunities for our students,” said President Marvin Krislov. “In this uncertain time, we're very pleased to do the same for Pace families by extending Career Services placement expertise to parents of our students. We know that student success is directly tied to family stability, but, more important, it’s the right thing to do at a time when people need us most.”

In addition to providing career services to adults, Pace University is providing supplies for front-line health care workers, sending volunteers to much needed hospitals and medical centers in the region, and marshaling its resources to assist those who need help, Krislov noted.

This is the first time Pace Career Services is being offered beyond students and alumni population to include current parents. Historically, Pace has some of the strongest job placement outcomes among undergraduate and graduate students. It’s one of the many reasons that Pace is ranked number one in upward economic mobility among four-year private universities according to a study conducted by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights.

“These past few weeks we learned that some of our students’ parents have lost their jobs.  As career professionals we know too well the stress a person typically experiences when they lose work, even in the best of circumstances and economies.  But to lose a job in the middle of a pandemic – the team is heartbroken to think how overwhelmed some of our students’ families must feel now” said Phyllis Mooney, executive director of Career Services at Pace University. “This is where we can, and are happy to help, no matter what kind of job a Pace parent is looking for.  And we are just one confidential phone call or email away”.

Each year, hundreds of companies – everything from Fortune 500s and the major accounting firms to government agencies and small business -- actively recruit from Pace’s New York City and Pleasantville campuses. The department of Career Services, which each year brings more than 450 employers to its campuses through 12 career fairs and many other networking events, connects students to brand name companies in accounting, media and entertainment, nonprofits, health care, science and technology, and hospitality, among many others, is tapping into its traditional resources and contacts, and scouring job boards and online resources to help connect people with the right jobs.

Furthermore, Pace in 2019 had access to roughly 60,000 job and internship postings, of which Pace students completed 8,000+ internships, co-ops, practicums, field experiences – and the University expects that to grow in the coming years.

“From day one, students are introduced to Pace’s expert Career Services team and learn of our many career counseling services, including our robust calendar of employer events for that year,” Mooney said. “At Pace, we help all students no matter who they are, who they know, or what they are majoring in find their unique career path.  In addition to introducing them to a huge roster of employers through our mega and ‘boutique’ fairs; we offer students individual appointments and workshops on everything from resume writing, building a professional brand, interview skills and salary negotiation.  Now, we’re helping parents with those skills.”

To contact Pace’s department of Career Services, call 212-346-1950 or email careers@pace.edu.

About Pace University
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @PaceUnews or on our website: https://www.pace.edu/news

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"Medium" featured Director of Career Services Paula King's tips in "Top Tips for Veterans in College or Looking to Change Careers"

11/07/2019

"Medium" featured Director of Career Services Paula King's tips in "Top Tips for Veterans in College or Looking to Change Careers"

Changing careers is never an easy transition, yet for military veterans, the challenges can be exponentially more difficult. According to the United States Census bureau, there are 18.2 million veterans in the United States, many of whom continue to struggle to find full-time work and assimilate to civilian life.

Pace University’s Director of Career Services Paula King shares her top 11 tips for veterans on the job hunt:

1. On your resume, use a profile section to clearly identify your military status and what skills you developed while you were enlisted.

2. Let the career services team at your college or university help translate military training and experience in your resume, making the connection between your service and your new career path.

3. Quantify military experience and achievements wherever possible. For example, let employers know the number of soldiers you supervised or medals earned.

4. Develop a cover letter that introduces your veteran’s status to an organization, demonstrating your interest and experience as it relates to the position.

5. For federal jobs, your resume must follow a specific format and include a Veterans Preference.

6. Craft a carefully worded 30-second pitch to let recruiters know you are a veteran and why they should hire you.

7. Research employers in your industry that have veteran hiring initiatives or mentoring programs to create a target list.

8. Utilize LinkedIn as a tool for branding your veteran experience. Develop a profile that communicates clear transferable skills (e.g. critical thinking and leadership skills), collect recommendations from civilian and military references and join networking groups.

9. Schedule a mock interview with a career counselor on your campus so you can learn to effectively articulate your military experience and navigate potentially difficult questions.

10. Connect with other veterans through the Student Veteran Association and at on-campus events; build your networking skills and learn from each other’s experiences.

11. If your college or university offers them, attend on-campus employer spotlights and panels, road trips, and career fairs to network with employers on and off-campus.

Lifelong skills picked up serving in the military can pivot to a career path that can contribute in innumerable ways to companies looking for successful job candidates!

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"U.S. News & World Report" featured Pace's executive director of career services Phyllis Mooney and international student Rounak Agarwal in "Learn About Internships for International Students"

05/15/2019

"U.S. News & World Report" featured Pace's executive director of career services Phyllis Mooney and international student Rounak Agarwal in "Learn About Internships for International Students"

As an international student from India, Rounak Agarwal started looking for internships during his sophomore year at Pace University in New York, where he is majoring in economics with a minor in business analytics. Agarwal, a rising senior, has had two internships so far in the financial services industry, as a finance intern at Playfair Planning Services and mortgage analyst at Emigrant Bank.

He says his internship at the bank, where he has worked as a paid intern since September 2018, has been a good opportunity since he wants to start his career in the financial services industry. "This internship provided me with great knowledge into the mortgage and lending areas," Agarwal says.

As prospective international students search for and apply to U.S. colleges, they may want to start thinking about internships. For students who have not yet enrolled, here are some things to know about how internships work in the U.S.

Eligibility. Experts say eligibility for internships is based on the visa status a student plans to get.

"F-1 students are eligible to intern off campus, which is called Curricular Practical Training, CPT, after two full academic semesters at the university, not including summer sessions," says Phyllis Mooney, executive director of career services at Pace University.

Mooney says if a student has completed a previous degree in the U.S. and has already been issued an F-1 visa for that degree, he or she does not have to wait two academic semesters to start an internship. She says students transferring in from another college do not have to wait either, unless they enter Pace with only one semester from a previous institution, in which case they would only wait for one semester versus one full academic year.

Mooney says for those who are on a J-1 exchange visitor visa, eligibility works slightly differently.

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