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We’re thrilled to present Find & Follow Your Passion, a full-day career conference in partnership with NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at the NYU School of Professional Studies on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Join professionals for a full day of discussions, workshops, networking, and fun — all aimed to set you up for career success, whether you are a new or experienced professional. Meet extraordinary creative, business, and non-profit professionals from the most exciting organizations to learn about the ins and outs of a variety of industries, and make valuable connections with peers and professionals.

You must be an NYU student to attend this conference.

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This program is free of charge to NYU students thanks to the generous support from the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at the NYU School of Professional Studies .

 

 

Speakers

The professionals speaking at Find & Follow Your Passion come from diverse backgrounds and an array of roles and companies. Check out our line-up of incredible speakers below, with more added often.

Keynote Speakers

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Aman Singh
VP, Business + Social Purpose
Edelman
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Aman Singh is one of the first journalists to focus on CSR and sustainability issues in the mainstream media, including leading coverage for Forbes CSR blog. She is a seasoned communicator, an enthusiastic social media strategist and an avid facilitator for stakeholder engagement, working through her firm — Singh Solutions -on authentic and contextual CSR/sustainability reporting and communication strategies.
Aman has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s largest nonprofits on communication strategies that push the needle, compel conversation and activate change makers internally and externally. A firm believer in the power of informed professionals, she is a frequent speaker and prolific facilitator and has also been noted by Trust Across America, HR Examiner, TriplePundit and Guardian Sustainable Business for her work and leadership in the CSR sector.
Aman’s work has been published in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC, GreenBiz, TriplePundit, the American Bar Association’s CSR Journal and others. She is an IEMA-certified CSR Practitioner, a member of the Charities at Work’s advisory board, a loyal judge for Points of Light’s annual awards and when not on assignment or on Twitter [@AmanSinghCSR], can be found teaching her son the ABCs of sustainability.

 

 

More speakers coming soon!

Schedule

Your day will be filled with informative discussions, networking opportunities, and interactive workshops taking place in the NYU School of Professional Studies building. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of sessions and make your own track that will guide you closer to your dream career.

Panel topics will include expert advice from recruiters, tips for breaking into the travel and sports industries, unconventional career paths, and more.

Check in: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote: 9:45 AM – 10:20 AM

Break Out Session 1: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Developing Your Career Strategy
  • Beyond the Resume: Hiring Insights from Recruiters and HR Managers

Break Out Session 2: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

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  • Landing Your Dream Job
  • Startup, Corporate, Agency: What’s the Difference?
  • Love the Process: Career Change Success Stories

Opportunity Mixer & Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Break Out Session 3: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Mix Up the Suit & Tie: The Value of Creatives in Corporations
  • Jet Setters: Starting a Career as an International Student
  • Change the World 101: Social Do Gooders Making Global Impacts

Break Out Session 4: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews, & Portfolios, Oh My!
  • Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: How to Stand Out Once You Land the Job

Closing Keynote: 4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

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Logistics

Location:

NYU School of Professional Studies building at 7 East 12th Street, New York, NY.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Wear comfortable shoes. Room temperature may vary, so be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket you can wear during the sessions. The programming takes place in one building, but bring a jacket or umbrella if needed.

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Download the Mobile App

Our custom conference mobile app features all the event logistics and more information like speaker bios in the palm of your hand in addition to the ability to network with attendees, speakers, and recruiters.
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App will be published shortly. 

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Sponsors & Partners

Partner University

We’re thrilled to partner with NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at the NYU School of Professional Studies for this installment of Find & Follow Your Passion.

NYU School of Professional Studies students now have the opportunity to access the diverse range of career services available through the University’s Wasserman Center for Career Development as well as those offered through the NYU Wasserman Center at the NYU School of Professional Studies. The Center focuses specifically on the career development needs, goals, and objectives of matriculated, graduate and undergraduate students. We urge you to take advantage of all that we have to offer and want you to know that from admission, through graduation and beyond, we are your partners in success.

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Find & Follow Your Passion has numerous supporter opportunities for companies large and small. Please email us for more information.

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