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

Quick Tips For Job Interview Emergencies

Prepare for the worst to ensure the best during your next interview.

You’re lost – and the interview is in 20 minutes!

The best option is to avoid this completely. Try a dry run by commuting to the office location at the same time of day your interview is scheduled so you are familiar with the route and can properly budget your travel time. If you still manage to get lost, pull out your smart device and use apps like Google Maps or HopStop to estimate how long it will take you to get to the office. If you’re sure to be late, give your main point of contact a heads-up as soon as possible.

BTTIP Summer Week 1 – #BKTechInterns Visit Northside!

BTTIP at Northside

We landed at North Brooklyn’s 5th Annual Northside Festival as the crowds trickled in from all over NYC. Our cohort of 50 media and technology students from City Tech dispersed across the area to see what was hot among the many tech, digital, and media companies showcasing their products and services. Two of our participating BTTIP organizations were showcasing vendors at the event – the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and DUMBO Startup Lab.

Preparation is key for your first day and it can set you up for a long and fruitful relationship with your employer. You will only have one chance to make a positive first impression and your first day is the day to do it.
The Office Newbie’s Survival Guide: Surviving Day #1 | CAREEREALISM
We’re kicking off a series of blog posts about the experiences of the students participating in our Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program this summer – stay tuned!
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP) connects Brooklyn’s growing tech and media sectors to technically skilled interns, including web developers and programmers, media specialists, designers, and engineering technologists.
BTTIP is sponsored by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and operated in partnership with the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and New York City College of Technology (City Tech).

We’re kicking off a series of blog posts about the experiences of the students participating in our Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program this summer – stay tuned!


The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP) connects Brooklyn’s growing tech and media sectors to technically skilled interns, including web developers and programmers, media specialists, designers, and engineering technologists.

BTTIP is sponsored by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and operated in partnership with the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and New York City College of Technology (City Tech).

Via fastcompany:

How many of these communication fails have you committed? Recognize where you’re coming up short – and find out how to change.
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Via fastcompany:

How many of these communication fails have you committed? Recognize where you’re coming up short – and find out how to change.

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From Fashion To Hair To Dev: Meet Hannah Nordgren | Technically Brooklyn

How many programmers in New York can say their last job was at a hair salon? It’s true for Greenpoint’s Hannah Nordgren, though her career trajectory has more twists and turns than that. Nevertheless, when she looks back, she can see a certain logic in her move from fashion design to hair styling to her current job as a front-end developer at Wizard Development. She also does freelance and contract work.

We met up at Pudge Knuckles in Williamsburg where she gave us the story of how she ended up reinventing herself as a software developer after years in fields not usually associated with coder culture.

It’s a story that might not have happened elsewhere.

The city’s commitment to making it possible for people to break into the world of coding played a critical role at a key moment for Nordgren – in the form of Workforce1 and the Flatiron School’s inaugural NYC Web Development Fellowship class. Students that met income requirements were given a scholarship for a 22-week full-time course that normally costs $12,000. We introduced you to some of the students in the program’s first class here.

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Via fastcompany:

It might not be what you say so much as how you say it. Your raspy voice, high-pitched laugh, and sloppy grammar could be holding you back.
VOCAL FRYYou wouldn’t show up to a job interview with bed head and slippers. Why sound like you just woke up?
Studies show that vocal fry – the creaking, drawn-out tone that emerges when speaking below your normal register – hurts first impressions of both men and women. Listen to some examples here »

Via fastcompany:

It might not be what you say so much as how you say it. Your raspy voice, high-pitched laugh, and sloppy grammar could be holding you back.

VOCAL FRY
You wouldn’t show up to a job interview with bed head and slippers. Why sound like you just woke up?

Studies show that vocal fry – the creaking, drawn-out tone that emerges when speaking below your normal register – hurts first impressions of both men and women. Listen to some examples here »

Burlington Coat Factory Hiring Now for New Brooklyn Store

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Workforce1 has partnered with Burlington Coat Factory to fill immediate full-time and part-time retail positions for their new store location in Brooklyn (Gateway Center).

We are recruiting for Sales Associates, Cashiers, Markdown Team Associates, Receiving Associates, Loss Prevention Associates, Loss Prevention Supervisors, Receiving Managers and Customer Service Supervisors.