This past weekend, on March 3rd, Bell Curves had the opportunity to participate in ALPFA’s Regional Student Symposium in New York. The Symposium was held at KPMG, who was also the lead sponsor of the event. Engaging workshops and panel discussions provided students with the chance to learn the ins and outs of job searches, including interviewing skills and awareness of corporate culture. Students were able to learn how to maximize their chances landing that all-important internship in today’s challenging economic environment.
We had the chance to sit in on one of the workshops, run by two managers from Macy’s, who provided some valuable insights on etiquette in the corporate environment. This workshop reinforced how beneficial membership in professional and student organizations can be. The ability, especially for low-income, first-generation college students, and under-represented minorities, to draw on the experiences and insights of larger networks is invaluable.
Bell Curves took part in the Career Fair, along with organizations such as MLT and PhD Project (both BC partners!), and a host of top companies including KPMG and Deloitte. Our team thoroughly enjoyed talking to students about business school admissions, the GRE, and the GMAT. We’ll be blogging over the next couple of weeks with answers to the most popular questions asked.
Bell Curves is a strategic partner with ALPFA and provides information sessions and test preparation programs for both on campus student chapters and professional chapters, as well as significant discounts for ALPFA members. We hope to see you at our next ALPFA event in Los Angeles, California on April 14th, 2012 at Cal State – LA. For more information on that event, click here.