After a soul searching summer in NYC, filled with tons of interviews, Rachel has landed a full time position in the Big Apple as an Associate Recruiter with the Computer Futures division of SThree, a global recruiting firm! Congrats!
Congratulations to Maggie who just landed a fabulous internship with FindSpark!
FindSpark is a website dedicated to helping creative young professionals find jobs and internships in NYC…a perfect fit!
Before we left Elon back in May I asked all of the students to “tell me about themselves”. They wrote their answers down, said them out loud and rewrote them again and again. Their answers were shaky, rehearsed at best, there was nothing authentic about them. Two months later I can honestly say the biggest difference in this group is their confidence – they are assured of who they are, what they are capable of and what they want. Best of all they can now articulate it naturally without a second thought and it is helping them to find their way.
I am so proud that each of them has found their voice, has found their story and I hope has found their purpose.
Congratulations to the first few folks in our group to land positions this summer! We are so proud and wish you all the best!
Hannah accepted a full time position at OMD with lots of room to grow!
Kate will be doing freelance work for Conde Nast in HR!
Kiley is working as an intern with Katerine Gass, art curator and founder of James Company Contemporary Art Projects LLC!
This weekend we officially hit the 1 month mark in the program…1 down, 1 to go. To celebrate how far we’ve come we gathered with a few alumni and the Cornelia Street Cafe in the Village for a lovely little brunch! We ate until our hearts content and chatted away about the progress everyone is making, the fun we’re all having and the challenges we’re facing. As usual our alums were able to provide great insight.
There was even a little musical performance from some of our multi-talented participants!
Everyone left feeling quite full and positive that big things will be happening in the next month!
We gathered in Central Park last night on beautiful summer evening for a lovely picnic with even lovelier alums! I challenged all of the bridges participants to learn how to use their little kitchens, as they’ll soon have to do this often, and bring a dish for us all to enjoy. Some got quite gourmet with quinoa and caprese salads, while some reverted to childhood favorites bringing tater tots, mini pizzas and meatballs. It was quite the feast!
Ask anyone who lives here, apartment hunting in NYC is a different kind of beast. This week we were fortunate enough to sit down with a member of the team at NestSeekers, yes the very same NestSeekers from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing (even though we certainly won’t be searching Craig’s List for one of those anytime soon).
Now, we had been checking out apartments of other Elon alums for the past two weeks – we’ve been to Chinatown and Brooklyn, Astoria, Kips Bay and SouthStreet Seaport are on deck too and while we saw some pretty nice pads we heard one too many horror stories.
It was time to call in a professional. We truly got the inside scoop at NestSeekers (stuff the other guys won’t tell you and would kill them for telling us). Armed with where to look, what to look for, what to bring and what to ask, we’re ready to tackle the beast!
This program is all about bridging the gap between college and the “real” world. Holistically speaking that encompasses a whole lot. The group has been hard at work not only applying to jobs, and visiting companies and hearing from professional panels but also getting a sense of what it’s like living in different neighborhoods and learning how to take care of themselves.
On Thursday we got the chance to meet up with Elon alum Corey and his wife Francesca who teach yoga and meditation. Way above the noisy new york city streets we learned how to find balance, literally and figuratively. At first we were a bit hesitant when the words acro yoga, partners and flying were being thrown around but we were soon working up a sweat and laughing a lot. We had a blast learning how to work with and trust each other to achieve some pretty challenging partner moves. Afterwards we all recognized the value of taking a break from the chaos and leaving the stress behind to care for our minds and our bodies.