QC Economics

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Our Mission: To guide, prepare and inspire Queens College students to take charge of their personal and professional development from freshman year through senior year. By creating a supportive "college-to-career" community for students to network, seek advice and become experts in the field of their choice.

Contact:
Office of Professional Development & Career Education - Division of Social Sciences
Diane Shults, Academic Internship Director - Follow us on Instagram: QCDiane
PH331 - Meetings by Appointment
diane.shults@qc.cuny.edu

Career Education for students in Economics, Finance, Business and Risk Management. We work on:
-Resume
-Cover Letter
-Linked In Profile
-Job Search
-Mock Interviews

WHY FRESHMEN SHOULD VISIT THEIR CAREER CENTER OR CAREER COUNSELOR
It's more beneficial for a student to visit the career center in your first year as freshmen, rather than waiting until you're ready to graduate four years later.

Here are 5 things you should do to prepare for your visit:
1. Make an appointment and come prepared with all your questions.
2. Share your true interests and what is important to you. You don't have to pick a major or have a job in mind but start to think about what you like to do. Don't just think in terms of resume building activities.
3. Find out what other students did this summer. Begin to network with other students and think about joining a student club. Talk to your professors about their network.
4. Learn about resources. Career centers have extensive online libraries to access information on internships, career tracks, etc.
5. It doesn't hurt to get started on your resume now, even if you'll be making many changes down the road.

It's not about building the perfect resume or deciding on a career path when they're just getting started in college. This is really the time for you to explore your interests, start a career conversation and consider how your experiences - even if they seem random at the moment - may be related to your aspirations for the future. The sooner students start the conversation, the greater the possibilities and the more they can get out of their college experiences. As they begin to understand what they want out of life, students can identify potential internships, fellowships, alumni connections and other opportunities.

Books we recommend:
1. Getting from College to Career By: Lindsey Pollak
2. Presence - Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges By: Amy Cuddy
3. What Color is Your Parachute 2016 By Richard N. Bolles
4. Do What You Are - Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type By: Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger
5. The Credibility Code - How to Project Confidence and Competence when it Matters the Most By: Cra Hale Alter
6. Great on the Job By: Jodi Glickman
7. Never Eat Alone By: Keith Ferrazzi

PUBLICATIONS
-The Wall Street Journal
-The New York Times
-The Economist
-Barron's
-Fortune
-Inc
-The Financial Times
-Fast Company

Other BOOKS
The following should not be considered an exhaustive list of books about the financial markets and the people within, but rather a starting point as you continue your education of the industry. Legendary Investors and Personalities

-Beating the Street, Peter Lynch, John Rothschild
-Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders, Jack D. Schwager
-Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger, Janet Lowe
-Den of Thieves, James B. Stewart

The Great Houses
-Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of House of Lehman, Ken Auletta
-Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street, Michael Lewis
-The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance, Ron Chernow
-When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management, Roger Lowenstein
-Too Big to Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin
-Morgan: American Financier, Jean Strouse

Helpful Links:
www.indeed.com
www.wayup.com
www.monster.com
www.findspark.com
www.glassdoor.com
www.vault.com