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The GCMC Podcast gets off-the-record thoughts and perspectives from hiring managers and students who have unique perspectives to share about careers and life.
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This episode features Zicklin BBA and MBA alum Art Malkov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitalbrand/), Chief Digital Officer at BlockchainDriven. BlockchainDriven is a team of industry leading experts advising public and private companies, governments and nonprofits with blockchain implementations. This episode was a live recording from June 24, 2020 with Art and students, speaking on: Blockchain 101 and non-crypto use cases Non-developer skill sets companies look for in roles that use Blockchain Career growth in roles that use Blockchain Art's Bio: Art Malkov was one of the early pioneers of the blockchain digital space and has been working full time at BlockchainDriven since 2016. He is a founder of BlockchainNYC, largest blockchain community in NYC. Art is a digital advisor and mentor for Columbia-IBM blockchain accelerator companies. He was the managing director and visionary of BlockchainWeekend, a 50+ blockchain events initiative in collaboration with NYCEDC that took place this November 2019 in NYC. Art has been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, New York Times, Huffington Post, Crain's New York, Bitcoinist and a range of other publications and conferences. " The following is a list of resources discussed on the podcast: www.BlockchainNYC.org is the largest blockchain group in NYC for knowledge-sharing, networking and community. The group is set up as a MeetUp. 2020 Project Management Blockchain Career Guide [In-depth Analysis]: https://www.blockdriven.com/blog/project-management-blockchain-career Deloitte's 2020 Global Blockchain Survey: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/topics/understanding-blockchain-potential/global-blockchain-survey.html Art mentioned being an Advisor at Columbia - IBM Lab to Market Blockchain Accelerator, specifically working on Nirvana Labs (AI & Blockchain Solutions for the Healthcare Industry): https://nirvanalabs.org/ The episode is hosted by Justyn Makarewycz, Associate Director of Employer Relations at the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, Zicklin MBA alum Jonathan Tesser (MBA ’08), VP Research and Insights at NYC & Company, speaks with Justyn Makarewycz about one of Jonathan’s recent LinkedIn posts that everyone is a marketer (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jonathan-tesser-a2a1852_humanfirst-marketing-activity-6663421401866792960-yQR3), even those who are or are aspiring to be accountants, financial leaders, HR professional or statisticians. Repeat: this episode is not only for those in or aspiring to be marketers.Jonathan is an insights professional with over 15 years’ experience learning about people through data and insights. Topics discussed in the conversation include: No matter a person’s background or job, using marketing fundamentals such as knowing your audience, understanding what’s important to them, targeted communication, etc., will help you in career and life How being “other-focused” sets people apart “Outcome independence” can change a person’s perspective in very positive ways Books mentioned in the podcast include How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink The episode is hosted by Justyn Makarewycz, Associate Director of Employer Relations at the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, James Blanco, EVP and Head of Corporate Development for OneMain Financial, one of the nation’s largest consumer finance businesses, speaks with Justyn Makarewycz about building credibility at work and in personal relationships. Topics include: Listening as a way to be a more effective communicator Performing analysis to improve business judgements, rather than using them for their own sake How credibility is at the core of personal relationships Putting general career advice into practice James and Justyn also briefly share how things are personally going for each of them while observing shelter-in-place.Books mentioned in the podcast include The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avos) The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins The episode is hosted by Justyn Makarewycz, Associate Director of Employer Relations at the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we chat with our first-ever return guest... Ottaviana De Ruvo from Withum! We talk about surviving busy season and making the most of your internship and first year on the job. Subtopics include: Seeking out mentors while interning and on the job Building your professional network at work for present and future relationships Feeling comfortable with asking questions to better perform on the job Using tactics to stay on task, including taking good notes Evaluating the company you're at to better understand if it's a good fit for you Converting from intern to full-time associate Being genuine when asking for feedback and seeking out new challenges Being a good team player to show your value-add and continue growing as a professional Withum (https://www.withum.com/) is a nationally ranked public accounting firm providing advisory, tax and audit services to businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we chat with Madeleine Rumely (MSA '13) about career transitions and gain insights from her new role as a recruiter. Subtopics include: Being strategic about the CPA exam Making decisions around industries and specific groups for work Importance of on-campus recruiting (OCR) and non-OCR job searches Staying motivated during challenging job searches and finding alternate ways in How to think through and approach a possible career change Understanding how your job search is unique to you Making career decisions based on long-term goals, paths, and wants Building connections while in school and beyond in your career Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with Madeleine, connect with her on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/madeleine-rumely-cpa-087b043/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
As you're starting the new year and thinking ahead, you can make great strides in your career this year. In this episode, Eileen Marray (MS Finance '18) shares her story as an international student who didn't have any professional experience in the United States. In a matter of a few months, Eileen was able to gain focus and land an internship in her field, which combined with relevant skills she gained as a student, led to other internships and a full-time role at a big bank.Episode hosted by Tanuja from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanujaramchal/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we chat with Nina Potepan (MSA '21) about making a career change and learning from an "unsuccessful" job/internship search to succeed in the next. Subtopics include: Working through a career change and becoming a good storyteller Standing out as a candidate when you do not have direct experience Staying motivated and growing from an "unsuccessful" recruitment season Understanding the difference between interviews with recruiters and hiring managers Asking smart and relevant questions during interviews Using interviews that don't work out as lessons learned for the next opportunity Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, Maribel Lara (MBA ’09), Senior Vice President and Head of Consulting at The Sasha Group, A VaynerX Company, speaks about what she calls “the pivot” that people can experience in their lives.* Students can put a lot of pressure on themselves about their first job out of their graduate program. When there’s that much pressure, it can oftentimes increase the chances of being disappointed.Maribel talks about how she focused on the things she enjoyed working on, the things she wanted to learn and the work culture she wanted to guide her in her search.Episode hosted by Justyn from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening! A pivot is a basketball term where a player keeps one foot in place while moving the other to be able to stop dribbling the ball so that the player can re-position.
In this episode, we chat with Kevin Yuey (MBA '20) on building skills outside the classroom, including emotional intelligence, communication, and time management... right before Thanksgiving! Subtopics include: Managing multiple responsibilities and finding time for them Taking action and battling fears of failure, seeing them as lessons learned Communicating efficiently and managing people's emotions Understanding different communication channels, including in-person and email Writing clear, thoughtful, and appropriate emails at work Understanding people's perceptions, including how people interpret what you say Acknowledging the right time and environment for certain work conversations Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, Jennifer Arisumi (MSA '21) shares how she went from a negative mindset, believing that she had nothing to offer employers, to accepting three internships in her first semester. Subtopics include: The importance of framing your message to match roles/industries How to effectively connect with professionals Why the biggest/most popular firms are not always best How a disastrous interview experience became a wake-up call The power of a support network and asking for help The advantage of being a student in networking and at the workplace Episode hosted by Tanuja from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanujaramchal/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we talk with Sue Huang (MSA '19) about positivity and staying motivated, especially after OCR, but also in life. Subtopics include: Making difficult career decisions and looking at the big picture Seeking support from close friends and mentors Understanding and accepting things outside of your control Setting a daily routine to stay on track Reflecting on your accomplishments and setting measurable goals Keeping an open mind to new opportunities you hadn't considered Using free time for things outside your day-to-day Job searching after OCR Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we talk with Ingrid Qian (MS IS '20) about her experience during her first-ever OCR. Subtopics include: How OCR knowledge and experiences can translate outside OCR Preparing for events, including career fairs, and doing research on employers Resume and application tips, including making your resume stand out Interview preparation and techniques, including first-round and second-round interviews Managing multiple job/internship offers and communicating with employers Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we talk with Sol Adler (MSA '19) about his experiences with networking before, during, and after OCR. Subtopics include: Preparing for conversations and networking events Understanding how networking takes time and practice Becoming an interesting person to feel confident and have things to talk about Starting conversations and putting yourself out there Being yourself and realizing the role networking plays in your career and life Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with Sol, find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sol-adler/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
Hiring managers talk all the time that they want “curious” people on their teams. If you even Google “importance of curiosity,” you’ll get pages of results from places like Harvard, videos of thought-leaders like Bill Gates, and articles from psychology blogs about why it’s important for individuals to “be curiosity.”Many of us have a sense of what “having curiosity” means, but what is curiosity and how can you make sure you are and stay curious?In this episode, we speak with Zicklin alumna Elyse Kane (MBA ’87), who was most recently Vice President, Insights and Analytics, North America at Colgate Palmolive. With a professional background in consumer research as well as experimental psychology, Elyse discusses curiosity with us, including: Why hiring managers want curious people on their teams Why it is so important to be curious – both for individuals themselves and for teams at work How curiosity is tied to making the world a better place Ways individuals can flex and maintain their curiosity This episode is hosted by Justyn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/) from the GCMC. To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
Pat Hedley has three decades of global private equity experience at General Atlantic, and now works with entrepreneurs and mid-sized growth company CEOs to help them accelerate revenue growth, expand their strategic network and maximize their company value. She is also the author of Meet 100 People, A How to Guide to the Career and Life Edge Everyone's Missing, encouraging everyone to meet people and build valuable life-long relationships.In this episode, we walk with Pat about what meeting people and building valuable life-long relationships entails, a part of what is involved in networking, including: Understanding Yourself: Knowing who you are at the core of making connections Real Relationship-building: What it really means to establish relationships that are meaningful Focus on the Long-term: Not discounting connections you think won’t help you Can’t Lose Attitude: Getting past feeling intimidated to connect with people This episode is hosted by Justyn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/) from the GCMC. To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
In this episode, we chat with Ottaviana De Ruvo, Campus Recruiter at Withum. Topics discussed with Ottaviana include: Developing your interpersonal communication skills Non-verbal communication at events and standing out at career fairs Communicating on-the-job with your team and supervisors Communicating with senior-level professionals and managers Understanding different types of communication styles Withum (https://www.withum.com/) is a nationally ranked public accounting firm providing advisory, tax and audit services to businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. Meet Ottaviana and other Withum team members at the Accounting Career Fair and Midsize Accounting Roundtable. Episode hosted by Stefano from the GCMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsverdesoto/). To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
We’re proud to kick off Episode 1 of our Podcast with Jamie Rizzo, a Zicklin MS Accounting alumnus with more than two decades of experience in business and finance. He is currently an asset manager at Aflac Global Investments.Topics discussed with Jamie include: Researching Deeper: Doing effective research about companies you’re looking to apply to or with which you’ll be interviewing beyond what you just find on the website. Really Understanding the Role: Researching the role for which you’re applying and really understanding what the role is, and why that’s what you want to do. Thinking in Parameters: Thinking in a mindset of as many possible parameters (best-case scenario, worst-case scenario, most likely scenario, least likely scenario) to be able to make the best decision or conclusion. Curiosity: Being curious will make you better in business. We also talk about Jamie’s new book, The Ultimate Career Guide for Business Majors. Information about the book can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Career-Guide-Business-Majors/dp/1544059795This episode is hosted by Justyn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justyndm/) from the GCMC. To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
The unofficial first episode of the GCMC Podcast, covering networking for introverts. To connect with the GCMC, email us at zicklin.gcmc@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Thank you for listening!
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