Behind the Scenes at BTTIP - Kaisha Jones

My name is Kaisha Jones and through the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP) this summer, I have the opportunity to work as graphic designer at a startup called PENSA, a design invention firm that develops products, brands, and strategies.

Via fastcompany:

Good intentions can only get you so far: You need a plan for your career.
Whatever you want to achieve in life, having a career strategy is fundamental to achieving it. Making things up as you go along can take you in the right direction, but a good plan will get you there faster and more effectively.
So what are the steps you can take to ensure that your career strategy develops you to your best potential? What can you learn from the experts and those who have already built the career that they want?
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Via fastcompany:

Good intentions can only get you so far: You need a plan for your career.

Whatever you want to achieve in life, having a career strategy is fundamental to achieving it. Making things up as you go along can take you in the right direction, but a good plan will get you there faster and more effectively.

So what are the steps you can take to ensure that your career strategy develops you to your best potential? What can you learn from the experts and those who have already built the career that they want?

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The legislation’s focus on sector strategies will allow the City of New York to invest even more in workforce training for high-growth sectors like technology and healthcare, and job placement and training through our Workforce1 Centers. It will also help us expand innovative initiatives like the Tech Talent Pipeline and the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), which are bringing together government, private foundations, employers, community-based organizations and training providers to ensure all New Yorkers have a fair and equal chance at good paying jobs in the City’s growing tech and healthcare sectors, and that NYC businesses have access to a skilled workforce.

Should You Become Close Friends With Your Coworkers?

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We all want to enjoy our time spent at work. When you think about it, we probably spend more waking time with our coworkers than with our families. Our natural inclination is to work cordially with our colleagues.

So one question that often arises is how friendly one should become with coworkers when starting a new job. Should the friendship go beyond the office?

Via americanexpress:

Unhappy At Work? Either Change What You Do Or Change How You Do It
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By Margie Warrell, bestselling author, Forbes contributor, and keynote speaker

Via americanexpress:

Unhappy At Work? Either Change What You Do Or Change How You Do It

Featured on Forbes

By Margie Warrell, bestselling author, Forbes contributor, and keynote speaker

Last week, NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer spoke to 18 journalists from the New York Foreign Press Center about the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and NYC Web Development Fellowship at the flatironschool.


Photos courtesy Daphne Stavropoulos, Foreign Press Center

Before Accepting a Job, Run a Reference Check Your Potential Boss | Mashable

When interviewing for a new job, most of us are pretty good about analyzing the ins and outs – the responsibilities, the company culture, the growth opportunities, the commute and so on. But I’ve noticed there’s one thing that many people tend to gloss over: who, exactly, we’d be reporting to in the position.

And while maybe your boss isn’t the most important factor in whether or not to sign on for a new gig, I’d argue that it’s pretty darn high up on the list. If you’ve ever had a great boss (or a bad one), you know the impact that person has on your promotion prospects, your assignments, and your day-to-day happiness.

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Top: CEO of Q-Sensei Ute Rother, Intern Calvin Lo, Intern Huy Ly, and VP of Product Development Jason Simon. Q-Sensei manages big data for clients like Netflix.
Bottom left: Interns Nyron McCallister and Florencia Garcia working on Illustrations for Bandwagon's Blog/Website.
Bottom right: Intern John Ballasteros with Supervisors Mary An (right) and Ainsley Thornburgh (left) at American Documentary Inc. POV, posing in front of POV’s many Emmys. John said “Seeing these as I walked in for the interview was pretty intimidating, but everyone here is super friendly.”

Top: CEO of Q-Sensei Ute Rother, Intern Calvin Lo, Intern Huy Ly, and VP of Product Development Jason Simon. Q-Sensei manages big data for clients like Netflix.

Bottom left: Interns Nyron McCallister and Florencia Garcia working on Illustrations for Bandwagon's Blog/Website.

Bottom right: Intern John Ballasteros with Supervisors Mary An (right) and Ainsley Thornburgh (left) at American Documentary Inc. POV, posing in front of POV’s many Emmys. John said “Seeing these as I walked in for the interview was pretty intimidating, but everyone here is super friendly.”

Behind the Scenes at BTTIP – Anna Litovskaya

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My name is Anna Litovskaya and I am a mechanical engineering student assigned to work as an intern at KISI Inc. Coming in to work the first day was intimidating because the other interns from BTTIP and I are not the only interns that KISI has. They had interns from various other schools, including engineers from NYU.

Via businessinsider:

8 Reasons This Is An Excellent Résumé For A Recent College Graduate