Resolve to Jumpstart Your Career in 2010

Short, Intensive Career-Focused Courses at NYU-SCPS Start in January 2010

NEW YORK, December 22, 2009 - Today's economy presents both challenges and opportunities for people in and out of the workforce. To help New Yorkers successfully navigate through periods of transition and learn how to better market themselves to potential employers, the NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies ( will offer intensive career and life planning courses during its Winter Session in January 2010.

Offered through the NYU-SCPS Office of Career Management, the intensive career courses provide prospective students with the opportunity to acquire the tools necessary to achieve their professional goals, navigate obstacles in the workforce, and make the most of career opportunities. The NYU Winter Session begins in January 2010, with intensive programs lasting anywhere from 1 to 4 sessions.

The NYU Winter Session intensives in career and life planning include:

  • Green Careers (R48.9313) runs on Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Topics include learning about professional possibilities in clean technology, education, design, media, and other industries that can have a significant impact on improving the environment. The session culminates with a panel of industry experts that work to change the world every day.
  • Careers in Global Affairs (R48.9214) runs on Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. In this seminar, students learn to determine which organization and type of position best suits their background and interests and discover the many professional opportunities that exist in international, nonprofit, and government organizations. Details about the types of positions and the responsibilities they entail, as well as useful online and traditional job search resources, are also discussed.
  • Interview Skills for Introverts (R48.9312) runs over two sessions on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 and Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Topics include how to speak more confidently and convincingly on a job interview. In-class exercises and critiques embrace each student's natural abilities, strengths, and style.
  • Mind and Body Wellness in the Workplace (R48.8532) runs over two daylong sessions on Saturday, January 9, 2010 - Sunday, January 10, 2010. Topics include the fundamentals of mind and body wellness--and strategies for incorporating wellness techniques at work to maximize their productivity and potential.
  • Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career Transition (R48.8036) runs on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Topics include strategies for selling oneself to potential employers using time-tested marketing and sales techniques. Students will also develop a personal marketing plan, mission statement, proposition and positioning statements; define core competencies and successes; discuss transferrable skills, the lifelong pursuit of professional and career development, the art and science of networking and informational interviews, and how to build a world-class social network.
  • Online Tools for Career Advancement and Transition (X48.9908) runs three sessions, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This course introduces and reviews the tools available to identify new career opportunities, network with current and future contacts, prepare an online profile and/or video resume, and use blogs to learn from experts in your industry.
  • Fast Track to a Career Change (X48.9076) runs over 4 sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 5 - January 14, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Topics include learning the process of changing careers and overcoming the practical and emotional challenges and overwhelming feelings that often accompany a shift in career focus.

Full course details, faculty bios, and registration information are available at on the NYU-SCPS website at

About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies—Established in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the 15 colleges and schools of New York University.  Through its faculty, curricula, and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally, from real estate, hospitality, and business to global affairs, media communications, and philanthropy, among others. NYU-SCPS offers 14 graduate degrees, several undergraduate programs, and nearly 100 continuing education certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually.