Kingsborough Fall 2012 Professionalization Events
Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies
On October 16, ASAP and the Womne's Center collaborated to host an information session with the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies. Students not only learned about this special program that prepares students for law school. They also gained insight into the legal field from Jennifer Light, Deputy Director of the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, who shared her experiences in law school and as an attorney.
On Nobember 16, 11 ASAP students, as well as other KBCC students and career counselors, met with Saundra Thomas, Vice President of Community Affairs at WABC-TV, who provided an informative tour of WABC-TV's Manhattan studio. On the tour students had an opportunity to meet diverse staff and see various aspects of the television station, including a chance to sit in on a segment of a live broadcast of "Eyewitness News This Morning." Students prepared thoughtful questions to ask staff members, who responded with encouraging and insightful answers, as well as words of advice. Through the sights and the people they met, students learned a great deal and gained a clearer understanding of the field of broadcast journalism.
Ernst & Young
On December 7, for the first time, Kingsborough's Career Development Office coordinated a joint event with Baruch College and Ernst & Young. The event, which interested ASAP students attended, provided invaluable career and transfer information to students who were interested in business and accounting. During the event, students heard presentations from representatives of Baruch College and Ernst & Young. In addition, Baruch students and alumni currently employed at Ernst & Young provided a student perspective on college life and company recruitment experiences. The event ended with a networking opportunity which allowed students to connect with the diverse student and staff representatives of Baruch and Ernst & Young. In fact, one ASAP student was asked to submit his resume to the recruiters at Ernst & Young after the event.