March 16, 2010 - CUNY IVE hosted its first Leadership Roundtable to discuss professional and academic networking as an avenue to discover new career prospects. Guest speaker Dina LiMandri, a case worker and Life Coach for Kingsborough Community College’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development , discussed how to network efficiently and provided helpful career advice to a group of graduates and current students representing nearly every CUNY college.
Topics discussed ranged from uncovering career opportunities via social networking websites and professional relationships with professors and friends to strategies for transitioning careers. Ms. LiMandri also discussed helpful tips for maintaining professional Linkedin and Facebook profiles for inquiring prospective employers as well as utilizing the networking tools within each site. Students were encouraged to promote their professional selves with the sites and to reach out and reconnect with people who would be able to aid them in their search. Many students in attendance also faced the daunting task of moving onto a career track after graduating or switching careers during a time of economic uncertainty and were encouraged to seek out and consider as many opportunities as possible. Participants shared ideas, advice and anecdotes during the session and used their new knowledge to network with one another.
The CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise teaches students real world skills in a safe environment supported by students and educators. Students are encouraged to embark on projects based on unique business models and are expected to continue their projects beyond the school. To view photos of the event please visit our media gallery.
IVE Leadership Roundtables are held monthly at CUNY schools throughout the city. Please contact Amalia Torrentes (718) 368-6702 for more information on future events.